Big News from Federal Court: Republican States May Soon Demand Proof of Citizenship for Voting in Federal Elections

Today a federal court decided Kobach v. United States Election Assistance Commission.The upshot of this opinion, if it stands on appeal, is that states with Republican legislatures and/or Republican chief election officials are likely to require documentary proof of citizenship … Continue reading

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“Kansas, Arizona rekindling lawsuit over proof-of-citizenship voter registration”

AP: “Kansas and Arizona have rekindled a lawsuit seeking to force the U.S. Election Assistance Commission to require residents to show proof-of-citizenship when registering to vote, arguing that a recent agency decision to deny the requests was unlawful.” … Continue reading

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“Power play: Federal ruling forbids states from checking voters’ citizenship”

Washington Times: “A federal commission rejected three states’ requests to ask voters for proof of citizenship, issuing a complex decision Friday that said it’s up to the national government, not the states, to decide what to include on registration forms.” … Continue reading

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Election Assistance Commission Issues Controversial Decision Without Commissioners and Approaching Midnight Deadline

In an ongoing dispute between the federal government and the states of Arizona and Kansas over voter registration (which already earlier made it to the Supreme Court), the U.S. Election Assistance Commission issued a decision only minutes before a court-imposed … Continue reading

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True the Vote Calls Those Supporting Expansion of Voter Registration Opportunities Through NVRA “Super Bullies”

See third item here: Bullies in the Courthouse By Anita MonCrief Anyone who ever spent time in a children’s schoolyard can spot a bully a mile away; their aggressive swagger, their entourage of enablers, and of course, their brutish intimidation … Continue reading

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