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Illegal immigrants in the Windy City will soon be issued municipal IDs that will also allow them to vote, just in time for the crucial 2020 midterms. The plan has been in the works for at least a year and is set to roll out next month. The Chicago Tribune quietly reported the latest developments on a late Friday post 10 days ago.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel‘s latest municipal ID plan “CityKey” will be accepted as valid identification by the Chicago Board of Election. Emanuel has been wooing Latino voters in advance of his 2019 re-election bid.
The mayor’s handpicked city clerk, Anna Valencia, who heads up the CityKey ID initiative explained:
“The Illinois Election Code requires the Board of Elections to accept current, valid photo identification cards and other local governmental documentation that includes an individual’s name and address, as proof of identity and residency,” Valencia’s letter reads