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Why Can't Canadian Expats Vote Forever (Like Americans)?

Robert Waite | Posted 10.11.2016 | Canada Politics
Robert Waite

No one seems to know how many Americans live in Canada. Estimates vary from 900,000 to 2 million full- and part-time residents: The 2011 census says that 372,575 people claim American "ancestry." Whatever the exact number, in a tight election they could tip the balance in key battleground states . So the question remains: Why do Americans outside of the U.S. get to vote forever from wherever?