Muslims in Colorado hold first-ever register to vote events

Article subtitle: 
There's a big push to get Colorado Muslims registered to vote in Colorado and nationwide.
Article CAIRCO note: 
Refugees and illegal aliens are not allowed to vote.
Article publisher: 
9 News
Article date: 
25 August 2018
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Colorado News
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For the first time ever, Muslims mobilized a national effort to register people to vote in the upcoming elections.
Colorado was one of 30 states that took part in National Muslim Voter Registration Day on August 24.
National Muslim Voter Registration Day is a nationally-coordinated effort of grassroots Muslim organizations to reach and register thousands of Muslim voters.
There were 20 volunteers speaking 10 different languages in nine mosques around the state registering Muslims to vote in Colorado.
Iman Jodeh, the spokeswoman for the Colorado Muslim Society, says the state is home to over 75,000 Muslims.
“In the 90s there were probably about 30,000 to 35,000 Muslims in Colorado and there were probably under 10 mosques to serve those Muslims,” she said. “In 2018, we are over 75,000 Muslims pushing 30 mosques up along the Front Range.”
This growing community has been doing a big push for civic engagement.
Jodeh says 60 percent of Muslims in Colorado are immigrants or refugees....



Refugees and illegal aliens are not allowed to vote.


More Muslim Candidates for Political Office, by Janet Levy, American Thinker, August 23, 2018:
According to an Associated Press report issued in July this year, close to 100 Muslims filed to run for federal or state offices in the current election cycle, and nearly half made it through to the primaries. Meanwhile, numerous other Muslim candidates are campaigning for seats on local planning commissions, school boards, library committees, and other positions of influence at the county and city levels.
The proliferation of Muslim candidates may appear to some as positive and benign participation in American democracy by an emerging minority, but it cannot be denied that a Muslim plan to usurp American democracy has existed for decades. Careful scrutiny of this new wave of Muslim candidates yields a number with questionable backgrounds, motivations, and support groups, whose motives may be to implement the plan.
The plan to infiltrate and take over American democracy is explained in a 1987 strategic document, "An Explanatory Memorandum," written and approved by the Muslim Brotherhood, a political organization with ties to the fundamentalist terrorist organization Hamas. The Muslim Brotherhood has itself been designated a terrorist organization by seven nations, including Egypt, where the Brotherhood began in 1928. The memorandum calls for the elimination of the U.S. Constitution and its replacement with an Islamic government under sharia law. It spells out its "process of settlement" as a "Civilization-Jihadist Process" to eliminate and destroy Western civilization from within. It calls for the establishment of political organizations designed to train and promote the Muslim Brotherhood goal of establishing the Quran as the sole authority for the Muslim family, individual, community, and state....
Voting Rights for Native U.S. Citizens
When America first gained independence, the right to vote was limited to white males who were at least 21 years old and owned property. Over time, those rights have been extended to all American citizens by the 15th, 19th, and 26th Amendments to the Constitution. Today, anyone who is a native-born U.S. citizen or has citizenship through their parents is eligible to vote in federal, state, and local elections once they reach 18 years of age. There are only a few restrictions on this right, such as: 
  • Residency: A person must have lived in a state for a period of time (usually 30 days) and must have documented proof of residence.
  • Felony convictions: Persons with criminal convictions for major crimes generally lose their right to vote, although some states allow them to regain that right.
  • Mental competency: Persons who have been declared mentally incompetent by a judge can lose their right to vote, something that's detailed in the Federal Voting Rights Act.
Each state has different requirements for elections, including voter registration. If you're a first-time voter, haven't voted in awhile, or have changed your place of residence, it's a good idea to check with your state's secretary of state office to find out what requirements there may be.
Naturalized U.S. Citizens
A naturalized U.S. citizen is a person who was formerly a citizen of a foreign country before moving to the U.S., establishing residency, and then applying for citizenship. It's a process that takes years, and citizenship is not guaranteed. But immigrants who are granted citizenship have the same voting privileges as a natural-born citizen.
What does it take to become a naturalized citizen? For starters, a person must establish legal residence and live in the U.S. for five years. Once that requirement has been met, that person may apply for citizenship. This process includes a background check, an in-person interview, as well as a written and oral test. The final step is taking an oath of citizenship before a federal official. Once that's done, a naturalized citizen is eligible to vote.
Permanent Residents and Other Immigrants
Permanent residents are non-citizens living in the U.S. who have been granted the right to live and work permanently but do not have American citizenship. Instead, permanent resident​s hold Permanent Resident Cards, commonly known as Green Cards. These individuals are not allowed to vote in federal elections, although some states and municipalities, including Chicago and San Francisco, allow Green Card holders to vote. Undocumented immigrants [illegal aliens] are not allowed to vote in elections...