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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Constitutionality of Requiring ID, Citizenship to Vote

by Daniella Nicole

On October 26, a federal appeals court struck down AZ law requiring voters to present some form of identification in order to vote and to present proof of citizenship in order to register. The court cited inconsistencies with the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA). In 2004, Arizona voters passed the law the courts then struck down in 2010. 

With all due respect to the court, that ruling is preposterous. Though only legal citizens can vote, the ruling presupposes that registered voters, who must be legal citizens, are somehow prohibited from obtaining acceptable proof of citizenship, which, for the record, is usually one form of identification required to obtain ID-something the ruling allows Arizona to require of voters. 

The U.S. Justice Department states about the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, “The Act allows for removal of voters . . .

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