Kansas And Arizona Sue To Allow Proof Of US Citizenship To Vote

Oh yes they did

(Fox News) Kansas and Arizona filed a lawsuit jointly against the federal government Wednesday over requirements needed to register to vote.

The lawsuit demands that the U.S. Elections Assistance Commission modify the federal voter registration form in both states so it would allow for proof of citizenship when people sign up to vote.

The federal form doesn’t require proof of citizenship. It only requires prospective voters to declare that they are citizens.

“A mere oath without concrete evidence of citizenship, as allowed for by the current version of the Federal Form, does not suffice to effectuate the State laws of Plaintiffs or enable Plaintiffs to obtain information Plaintiffs deem necessary to assess the eligibility of voter registration applicants and to enforce their voter qualifications,” the lawsuit reads.

This goes back to the recent 7-2 SCOTUS decision which knocked down State requirements to require proof of citizenship. Talking Points Memo notes that Justice Scalia invited Arizona to sue after the decision

The issue involves the 1993 National Voter Registration Act, also known as the “motor voter” law, which requires states to let people register to vote simply by attesting they are citizens, when renewing their driver’s license or applying for social services. A 2004 law adopted by the voters in Arizona added the requirement that people registering to vote also provide proof of citizenship. The Supreme Court struck down that law earlier this year, concluding that it is trumped by the motor voter law. Arizona, the court ruled, could not add new requirements to the form prescribed by the federal law.

But during oral arguments in March, Scalia expressed his bafflement that Arizona did not launch a broader assault on the constitutionality of the NVRA form, written by the Election Assistance Commission.

Here’s what the Constitution says, Article I Section 4

The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time by Law make or alter such Regulations, except as to the Places of chusing Senators.

Liberals take the path that States can never go further than what Federal law states, despite the 9th and 10th Amendments. This is what got Arizona sued over their illegal immigration laws. Stephen Kruiser notes

Put bluntly, Arizona experiences problems with illegal immigrants from Mexico on a far greater scale than any other state, even the other border states. Lawmakers there aren’t attempting to be draconian when they create legislation that requires stricter proof of citizenship, they are trying to get a grip on a problem that has been wreaking havoc in the state for almost half a century. This means they have even more incentive to require voter ID.

For whatever reason, Democrats/Liberals have taken up the cause that people from all over the world should simply be able to come to America illegally, and once here should be given all the rights and privileges, including the ability to vote, of American citizens. Oh, right, the reason is they want more Democrat voters.

Of course, the ACLU is upset by this, forgetting that the “A” stands for “American”. For some reason they don’t want to protect the integrity of the American citizen right to vote and elect without foreign influence.

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