Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Feds Sue Arizona Over Proof-of-Citizenship Voting Law; Biden Admin Sues Arizona Over Law Requiring Proof of Citizenship to Vote in Federal Elections, and related stories

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Feds sue Arizona over proof-of-citizenship voting law:
The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday sued Arizona over a new law requiring people who use a federal form to register to vote to provide additional proof of citizenship if they want to vote for president or using the state’s popular vote-by-mail system.
The law signed by Republican Gov. Doug Ducey on March 30 is in direct conflict with a 1993 federal voter registration law and also violates the Civil Rights Act of 1964, according to the Justice Department. The law adds requirements for the federal form directly rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court in a 2013 Arizona case.
The Republican-controlled Legislature was well aware of the federal law and the Supreme Court decision written by the late conservative icon, Justice Antonin Scalia. But they went ahead anyway, arguing the new law would boost election security.
Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke of the department’s civil rights division called the new law that goes into effect in January “a textbook violation of the National Voter Registration Act.”
She said the National Voter Registration Act has helped eliminate requirements that make it hard to register to vote. --->READ MORE HERE
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Biden admin sues Arizona over law requiring proof of citizenship to vote in federal elections:
The Justice Department contends Arizona's H.B. 2492 violates the National Voter Registration Act and the 1964 Civil Rights Act
The Justice Department is suing Arizona over a law that is slated to take effect next year that would require voters to provide proof of American citizenship to cast ballots in federal elections.
In a court complaint filed Tuesday, the DOJ alleged House Bill 2492 violates the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 and the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
The law is slated to take effect in Jan. 1 2023. The complaint alleges the law would throw thousands of voters off the rolls.
"For nearly three decades, the National Voter Registration Act has helped to move states in the right direction by eliminating unnecessary requirements that have historically made it harder for eligible voters to access the registration rolls," said Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. "Arizona has passed a law that turns the clock back on progress by imposing unlawful and unnecessary requirements that would block eligible voters from the registration rolls for certain federal elections." --->READ MORE HERE
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DOJ sues Arizona over election law that requires proof of citizenship for federal voting

DOJ sues Arizona over proof of citizenship voter law

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