A federal judge on Wednesday refused to grant a preliminary injunction sought by a coalition of voting rights groups and the U.S. Justice Department against the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) in litigation over voter-citizenship checks.
At issue was a requirement in Kansas, Alabama, and Georgia that individuals registering to vote must provide proof of citizenship. The League of Women Voters, the NAACP, and the Obama Justice Department had sued Brian Newby, the U.S. elections official who changed the proof-of-citizenship requirements on the federal registration form at the request of the three states.
U.S. District Judge Richard Leon's ruling allows Kansas, Alabama and Georgia to demand that their residents submit proof of citizenship before signing up to vote even if they’re using the federal government’s registration forms.
The voting rights groups and the Obama administration had tried to halt the practice, arguing that federal law doesn’t require an extensive citizenship check when people register to vote, and saying the three states were imposing an extra burden on voters.
I know for a fact that Mexican non-citizens vote in Arizona. It is outrageous to me that this practice is allowed. I confronted one such gentleman about the fact that non citizens had no right to vote as per our constitution and was told they vote all the time. It makes my blood boil. Couple that with the fact that dead people also vote makes it easy to understand why this country is in so much trouble. One should be required to show more than a driver's license and a copy of a utility bill to vote. Voter registration cards should not be handed out without proof of citizenship being verified. What part of that is so difficult to understand?
It isn't difficult to understand and I agree with you. Here in my State of UT, I am sure we have many vote that shouldn't. I vote by mail and just needed to register by mail. They asked for my license and also my SS# and will check it out but there has to be a way besides driver's license & SS# for people to register so that we know if they are legal or not. I can understand your anger because it makes me angry too. I would be willing to show my birth certificate and it may come to that but like we have learned everything can be copied and look official. Something needs to change.
But what a HORRIBLE joke!
I don't think anything obama has done since he took office is joke. It is deadly serious! Yes I understand the jest of your comment!
have a good one.
SORRY!!!!! I mis-read it!
Randall, this judge said they need to be citizens and prove that they are before they can vote.
Sorry! I mis-read it! This must have made Obumbum happy.... NOT!
Well as they say above it isn't very well written so you aren't the only one. I had to read it carefully but however it is written, I am happy at least one Judge gets it.
Maybe he can pass it on???!!!