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    Arizona Law Requiring Voters Prove Citizenship Is Struck Down

    WTF? Hopefully this makes it to the supreme court really fast. You should have to prove you are a citizen in order to vote.


    Arizona Law Requiring Voters Prove Citizenship Is Struck Down - FoxNews.com


    PHOENIX -- A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down a key part of Arizona's law requiring voters to prove they are citizens before registering to vote and to show identification before casting ballots.

    The decision by a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that the law requiring voters to prove their citizenship while registering is inconsistent with the National Voter Registration Act. That federal law allows voters to fill out a mail-in voter registration card and swear they are citizens under penalty of perjury, but doesn't require them to show proof as Arizona's law does.

    The ruling left in place a requirement that voters provide proof of identity when casting ballots.
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    Re: Arizona Law Requiring Voters Prove Citizenship Is Struck Down

    I agree. Swearing you are a citizen under penalty of perjury in order to vote is foolish. State's should be allowed to require proof of citizenship.
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    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I agree. Swearing you are a citizen under penalty of perjury in order to vote is foolish. State's should be allowed to require proof of citizenship.
    I totally agree.

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    Re: Arizona Law Requiring Voters Prove Citizenship Is Struck Down

    The ruling seems to be procedurally correct. The AZ law creates a conflict between the federal and state law. Feds win.

    There's probably some other way for AZ to do this.
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    Re: Arizona Law Requiring Voters Prove Citizenship Is Struck Down

    I heard today that there was a few people trying to vote in my county that wasn't even citizens of USA. They were told they couldnt vote and they asked why not? They said they pay taxes so they should be allowed to vote. I wonder if they ever realized paying taxes doesnt mean you have a right to vote. I wouldnt try to vote in England if I just happened to be in country during their elections just because I just paid a huge entrance and flight tax. Also every other tax I would paid for every pound I spent while there.

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    Maybe I missed it but in NY they have us present our drivers license and sign a book right before we vote. I dont see the hooplah of showing ID to vote.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    The ruling seems to be procedurally correct. The AZ law creates a conflict between the federal and state law. Feds win.

    There's probably some other way for AZ to do this.
    The other way too do it, is for the Federals to do what's right.

    But, hey, Obama has to protect all those Democrat votes, somehow. Howelse can he, "punish the enemy", without those Latino votes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    Maybe I missed it but in NY they have us present our drivers license and sign a book right before we vote. I dont see the hooplah of showing ID to vote.
    The hooplah, is that procedure makes it too hard to commit voter fraud. There's no way that dead people and illegal aliens could vote, if they had to produce a picture ID.
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    Re: Arizona Law Requiring Voters Prove Citizenship Is Struck Down

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The hooplah, is that procedure makes it too hard to commit voter fraud. There's no way that dead people and illegal aliens could vote, if they had to produce a picture ID.
    I wrote it wrong, what I mean is why is it such a big deal to people to show ID, its not that hard it takes 10 seconds
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    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    I wrote it wrong, what I mean is why is it such a big deal to people to show ID, its not that hard it takes 10 seconds
    Because, that procedure makes it too hard to commit voter fraud. There's no way that dead people and illegal aliens could vote, if they had to produce a picture ID.


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