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Neil Young celebrates his new US citizenship

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Neil Young can now cast a ballot in this year’s presidential election after reportedly becoming an American citizen.

The Canadian-born “Rockin’ in the Free World” singer and songwriter was granted U.S. citizenship on Wednesday at a ceremony in Los Angeles, according to TMZ.

Young, 74, appeared to confirm the news in a photo posted on his website. In the photo, he’s seen making a salute while standing beside the American flag.

“I’m happy to report I’m in!” a message above the photo read. A caption also showed images of the American and Canadian flags, with the words, “vote your conscience.”

The former Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young member, a longtime California resident, said in November that his American citizenship application had been held up due to his marijuana use.

“I want to be a dual citizen and vote,” Young wrote at the time on his website.

“I sincerely hope I have exhibited good moral character and will be able to vote my conscience on Donald J. Trump and his fellow American candidates, (as yet un-named),” said Young.

In 2018, Young ripped President Trump over his response to wildfires in California.

“It really is time for a reckoning with this unfit leader,” Young wrote in a post on his site.

Young supported Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in the 2016 Democratic primary.

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