Court Strikes Down AZ Law Requiring Proof Of Citizenship To Vote

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Trader666, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. Court Strikes Down AZ Law Requiring Proof Of Citizenship To Vote
    Rachel Slajda | October 26, 2010, 6:31PM

    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today struck down an Arizona law that required proof of citizenship in order to register to vote.

    The law, which was passed as Proposition 200 by voter referendum in 2004, is meant to prevent illegal immigrants from voting and other forms of voter fraud. The court struck down the provision requiring proof of citizenship to register, but upheld provisions requiring identification at polling places.

    In its ruling, the court wrote that the National Voting Rights Act supersedes Arizona's law.

    Proponents of tighter voting regulations, mostly Republicans, advocate passing laws that would require both proof of citizenship while registering and ID at the polls. Critics say that could create obstacles for eligible voters.

  2. 377OHMS


    So they still have to show proof of citizenship when they vote?
  3. Mnphats


    One has to show a license to purchase alcohol, tobacco, ammo and cold medicine. Yet nothing to vote?
  4. It would be interesting to know how many people were ever prosecuted for perjury re illegal voting.

    Found a tid bit from NY.

    O'Hara is the first person convicted of illegal voting in New York since Susan B. Anthony, who voted in a federal election in Rochester in 1872, when only men had the right, said O'Hara's attorney, Barry Fallick.

    Boston Globe
    January 8, 2004

    ALBANY, N.Y. -- A disbarred Wall Street lawyer, convicted of the almost unheard-of felony charge of illegal voting, is seeking vindication through a last-ditch appeal to the US Supreme Court.

    ps Not sure, but I think illegal voting is perjury.
  5. Yet another example of the 9th Circuit Court's "over the top" liberalism.