American territories sue for right to vote for US President

3:31 pm on 13 November 2015

A suit challenging United States laws that restrict who can vote for the American President has been filed by six U.S. citizens living in Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The president and founder of the 'We The People Project' Neil Weare, says the lawsuit highlights the injustice and absurdity that in 2015 Americans are still being disenfranchised because of where they live.

His group wants equal rights and representation for the more than four million U.S. citizens living in the U.S. territories.

The same lawsuit also seeks voting representation in Congress for the U.S. territories.

Delegates from the three territories as well as from the Northern Marianas and American Samoa cannot vote on the Congress floor.