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LetMyPeopleVote

(148,709 posts)
Thu Mar 31, 2022, 03:22 PM Mar 2022

Arizona GOP governor signs legislation requiring proof of citizenship to register to vote

This law will be challenged and is clearly unconstitutional




Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey on Wednesday signed legislation that would require all Arizonans to provide proof of citizenship and residency to register to vote, sparking criticism from voting rights advocates who say it will potentially cancel thousands of voter registrations and are exploring legal challenges in response.

State law already requires Arizona residents who want to register to vote in state elections to provide proof of citizenship. But this legislation, passed by the GOP-controlled legislature, extends those requirements to residents who are only voting in federal elections. Currently, individuals who use a federal voter registration form are required to attest under penalty of perjury that they are a citizen, but proof is not required......

Critics also say the bill would do most harm to voters who lack a valid state driver's license or identification card like students, the elderly and tribal communities. They say they are expecting litigation to challenge the legislation.

"We are exploring that option, joining with other groups," Pinny Sheoran, president-elect of the League of Women Voters of Arizona, told CNN.

In 2004, Arizona voters approved proposition 200, which requires individuals to provide proof of citizenship to vote in state elections. But in 2013, the US Supreme Court ruled that the state could not impose the citizenship requirement on federal-only voters.
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Arizona GOP governor signs legislation requiring proof of citizenship to register to vote (Original Post) LetMyPeopleVote Mar 2022 OP
2013 Supreme Court decision onenote Mar 2022 #1
I would have no idea how to prove my citizenship. lagomorph777 Mar 2022 #2
Whereas I am perhaps the most well documented citizen in the USA sanatanadharma Mar 2022 #3
Yep, a gun show receipt would probably be widely accepted, or a note from Tucker Carlson. n/t RKP5637 Mar 2022 #4
The law clearly violates a previous SCOTUS finding, but ... 11 Bravo Mar 2022 #5

onenote

(43,397 posts)
1. 2013 Supreme Court decision
Thu Mar 31, 2022, 03:52 PM
Mar 2022
https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/12pdf/12-71_7l48.pdf

Vote was 7-2, with Scalia joining Roberts, Kagan, Sotomayor, Breyer, Ginsburg, and Kennedy (concurring), and Thomas and Alito dissenting.

Presumably there would be four votes (assuming the current membership plus Jackson) to follow the 2013 precedent. Thomas and Alito, who don't give a rat's ass about precedent and stare decisis, will undoubtedly want to uphold the law. If, as it should, the lower courts abide by precedent and strike down the law, the question is whether there will be four votes to grant certiorari. Given's Scalia's position, its possible that two of the other three -- Gorsuch, Kavanaugh and/or Barrett -- would decide to oppose granting cert and thus avoid having the Court take up the case.

lagomorph777

(30,613 posts)
2. I would have no idea how to prove my citizenship.
Thu Mar 31, 2022, 03:56 PM
Mar 2022

I was born here, a long time ago.

Pukes apparently don't accept Birth Certificates as certification of birth. What would they accept? A gun show receipt?

sanatanadharma

(3,852 posts)
3. Whereas I am perhaps the most well documented citizen in the USA
Thu Mar 31, 2022, 04:43 PM
Mar 2022

I have the original hospital birth documentation with footprint.
I have several notarized short-form state birth certificate forms.
I have a state sealed long-form birth certificate.
I have the state certificate certified with Federal apostille.
I have my US passport, renewed.

But I am not living in the USA, so I also have my born in the USA Federal apostille documentation in Uruguay's registro civil.

11 Bravo

(23,959 posts)
5. The law clearly violates a previous SCOTUS finding, but ...
Thu Mar 31, 2022, 05:40 PM
Mar 2022

this court has already shown a willingness to wipe its collective ass with the law and precedent.

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