Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes is spoiling for a fight over voter-registration procedures meant to keep undocumented immigrants from voting.
The newly elected Democrat says the restrictions may have denied as many as 58,000 U.S. citizens in Maricopa County the right to vote, a fear critics of the law argued at the U.S. Supreme Court.
So Fontes is changing the process immediately.
“We are not in the business of creating obstacles to citizens to exercise their constitutional rights,” Fontes told The Arizona Republic.
But experts say his new process could break the law.
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