Now, leftists are pushing for refugees and asylum seekers residing in Scotland to vote, also. UKIP's David Kurten says 'progressives' will benefit by using migrants to create "demographic gerrymandering" to win elections. He stated, "If this plan is implemented it will make a mockery of our democracy and will be a disgraceful display of putting British people last in our own country." -GEG
The Scottish government has confirmed that asylum seekers and refugees will be handed the vote under plans to expand the franchise.
Parliamentary business minister Joe Fitzpatrick told MSPs on Wednesday: "it is right that people who make their lives here and contribute to society should have the right to vote, wherever they are from," stating the government's position on a consultation to expand the vote which was launched in December.
Scotland has already made use of powers devolved in 2016 which allow politicians to make big changes to the country's electorate, with its parliament voting unanimously to lower the age of franchise to 16 in the same year.