SCOTUS Strikes Down AZ Law Requiring Proof of Citizenship to Vote



Photo of disenfranchised Democratic voters

The Supreme Court of the United States has decided that showing proof of citizenship to vote is too burdensome and suppresses the vote of some people. SCOTUS struck down the Arizona law (Proposition 200) that required people show proof of citizenship to register to vote in a 7-2 vote with only Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito dissenting.

The government apparently won on the bogus voter suppression argument and the fact that the Arizona law went further than federal law.

The federal voter registration form requires people to state, under penalty of perjury, that they are American citizens. States can use their own forms, but they must be equivalent to the federal form. Arizona’s Proposition 200 required registrants to provide proof.

Arizona could become another Socialist Democratic state because illegals will vote as they do here in New York, California and elsewhere, and they will overwhelmingly vote for Democrats. The honor system doesn’t work in voting.

In any case, the immigration bill s.744,  if passed, ends illegal immigration by legalizing most and calling them “New Americans.” The bill also handicaps ICE by putting them under the thumb of the Civil Rights division of the DOJ. Many criminals will be allowed to stay under the new immigration bill because the left believes many of the crimes, such as drunk driving, are human issues that have nothing to do with immigration.

The Supreme Court ruling pointed out that Arizona still has the option of asking the federal government to include state-specific instructions on the federal form, and go to court if the government says no.  Don’t count on that changing anything.

Alabama, Georgia and Kansas have almost identical laws to Arizona.

Full story at Obama’s press office at NBC News