Skip to comments.Ari.(zona) requires proof of citizenship to vote
Posted on 01/26/2005 3:57:59 AM PST by kattracks
PHOENIX (AP) Arizona has become the first state to require proof of citizenship when registering to vote, a measure that supporters say is intended to prevent voter fraud. The law went into effect Tuesday after being approved by voters in November. It requires that people provide proof of citizenship, such as a birth certificate, when registering to vote and show specified forms of identification when casting a ballot at a polling place.
A civil-rights group and Democratic legislators recently had urged the Department of Justice to reject the law. They argued the changes will erect barriers that will hinder minorities' participation in elections and hamper grassroots voter registration drives.
The Justice Department gave final approval Tuesday.
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Sure hope this catches on
Let us not rest until Arizona's voter laws are the law of the land.
Good news is little to no political ads for 2008 elections.
Arizona is now unreachable for the dummies.
Now we need to purge the voter rolls so that EVERYBODY needs to register.
[I wonder if dead people are still citizens?] Actually, while Governor Napolitano fights this measure, as a good Democrat, I don't have the sense that there is widespread organized fraud. My perception is from Phoenix. Tucson may be different.
Any takers on when a judge will overturn this?
This is more significant than everyone thinks. In 2003 the Dem Governor vetoed a law requiring Photo ID at the polling place claiming it placed an unfair burden on poor minorities.
Several other Dem Govenors were successful in eliminating the photo ID requirement in their states. Hopefully this citizen activism catches on like wildfire.
Yes, it will hamper the registration of illegal voters.
THIS IS NOT PC! - congrats AZ.
Of course, it will create a new forgery market.
the people who don't vote legally will just forge documents.
photo ID should be required in every state to vote, and one day it will be.
We need a National ID card..with a picture..and a biometric..no more dead people voting
We need this nation wide.The way it has been is a joke to honest voters.
dead people sure hold a strong responsibility in this countries future, (sarcasm)
they will continue to forge documents. Need to solve that problem first.
Naw, ain't no fraud in Tucson. There really are that many commies down here.
This came right out of Argumentation for Dummies.
The law also erect barriers to the careless and the indifferent, (and, minor point, the fraudulent) who "lose" their documentation. Tough noogies.
Imagine using that excuse to argue that I can't prove I paid 2001 Federal taxes because I "lost" my tax return.
How did they deal with the offer, freely made, by many of us to cover the cost of ten minorities voters one time?
Of course, they better convince me that they neither smoke, drink, have cable TV or use fast food, since then it no longer is a matter of "unfair burden" but more a matter of lifestyle "choice". I am Pro-Choice.
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