Progressive Activists Oppose Continued Effort to Require Citizenship Proof to Vote
Hats off to Arizona.
Election officials in the state will enforce proof of citizenship at the voting booth.
But not everyone likes the new ruling.
Far left groups are trying to get a federal judge to kill a ruling that will require proof of citizenship to vote.
After all, how can they cheat if the state requires verification documents?
Arizona Daily Star reported, via Free Republic:
Attorneys for four Arizona groups involved with voter registration are trying to get a federal judge to kill a bid by Secretary of State Ken Bennett to require proof of citizenship from all who register to vote.
Nina Perales of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund said the U.S. Supreme Court ruled earlier this year that Arizona cannot enforce its documentation requirement on those who use a registration form from the federal Election Assistance Commission.
Perales said Bennett’s lawsuit “is essentially trying to make an end run around the U.S. Supreme Court decision.”
But Bennett said all he is doing is following a road map the high court provided when it ruled against Arizona in June.
He noted the justices said Arizona is free to ask the Election Assistance Commission to revamp its registration form to include a proof-of-citizenship requirement when individuals seek to vote in Arizona.
The justices said that if the EAC refuses — which is what its executive director did — Arizona is free to sue and, if necessary, bring the case back before them.
Bennett said that’s what he is trying to do.