Court voids Arizona law on voter proof of citizenship

Oct. 26 (Bloomberg) — Arizona’s requirement that people show proof of citizenship to register to vote was struck down by a federal appeals court, which said it conflicts with the National Voter Registration Act.

The U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco today invalidated parts of Arizona’s Proposition 200, a 2004 voter- approved initiative on registration for state and federal elections. The court didn’t disturb a requirement that voters show identification at the polls.

A three-judge panel of the court said the proof-of- citizenship requirement conflicted with the intent of the federal law aiming to increase voter registration by streamlining the process with a single form and removing state- imposed obstacles to registration.

The federal law requires applicants to “attest to their citizenship under penalty of perjury” without requiring documentary proof, the panel said.

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  • Miguel Saavadera

    Simple fix for this: Make everyone (all) “attest’ (swear) before being handed a ballot that they are citizens of the United States … and then after voting check the records (match, no match) … and should they be found to be legal residents, issue a bench warrant for ‘perjury’ on a official document … and void their ballot.

    All that could be done by the voter registrar, and the courts. They get stopped for anything, anywhere they get jailed for ‘perjury.’

  • glenng2

    Gee what a surprise the 9th circut court siding with fraudsters and Ah um undocumented law breaking people from other countrys. Why does this not surprise me?Did any of you expect something else from these un-american activist judges?

  • ojfl

    I know that may be legalese stuff but as a naturalized citizen I am outraged, even if it is only local school boards. I could not vote for many years, even being here legally and did not feel entitled to vote.

  • MichiganVet

    It’s all about “streamlining” registration? Bull$hit! This is the *real* danger of liberal governments – installing judges that “interpret” the constitution and existing laws to fit their political agenda. Watch for some real damage from the Supreme Court with Obie’s new friends.

  • gringott

    So it’s like the borders, actual real citizenship, our money supply – all fake or fiat.

  • brettrow

    I lived in AZ at the time and voted for this prop. This is why democrats make me wretch. They literally do everything they can to undermine voters. Then they have the nerve to still, to this day, bring up Bush v. Gore as some type of republican fraud. Heck man, democrats even wanted to ONLY recount democrat leaning counties during 2000, not all the counties. These people…. The only way to combat fraud is to win by non-stealable margins.