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Judge Rules States Can Demand Proof of Citizenship from Voters
The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, March 19, 2014 | Stephen Dinan

Posted on 03/19/2014 5:20:55 PM PDT by kristinn

Arizona and Kansas can require that those registering to vote must prove their citizenship, and the federal Election Assistance Commission cannot stop them, even on the commission’s own national voter registration forms, a judge ruled Wednesday.

The ruling is a significant victory for states that have pushed to tighten voting against potential fraud. It marks a setback, however, for President Obama and other advocates who have argued that stiffer voting checks tamp down on voter turnout.

Judge Eric F. Melgren ruled that the EAC, which Congress created in the wake of the 2000 Florida voting fiasco, cannot refuse to include Arizona’s or Kansas’s demands that voters prove their citizenship.

“The EAC’s nondiscretionary duty is to perform the ministerial function of updating the instructions to reflect each state’s laws,” Judge Melgren ruled in a decision out of Kansas. “The court orders the EAC to add the language requested by Arizona and Kansas to the state-specific instructions of the federal mail voter registration form immediately.”

A spokesman for the EAC said they were reviewing the decision and it wasn’t clear whether they would appeal.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: aliens; electionfraud; votefraud; voterfraud

1 posted on 03/19/2014 5:20:55 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Good but we know that soetoro and erik the red will just ignore it.


2 posted on 03/19/2014 5:23:43 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: kristinn

I wish it were a once and final decision, but as we welll know there will be a higher court overturn the decision in a matter of days or a week from now.


3 posted on 03/19/2014 5:23:55 PM PDT by CARTOUCHE (I will not comply !!!! No gov't care for me! No oversight, no insight, no meal site!)
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To: kristinn

EAC?

When did Congress create this?

How and why?

2015 it needs to be eliminated.


4 posted on 03/19/2014 5:24:29 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: kristinn

Glad to hear that. Only citizens are to be voting and we need to verify that.


5 posted on 03/19/2014 5:24:31 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: kristinn
Of course they'll appeal, just as soon as they line up a suitably responsive liberal judge who will strike down the previous ruling.

Still, how do libs who are against voter ID suggest we make sure that those who are ineligible to vote don't get to vote?

Voter fraud is dilution of YOUR vote!!

6 posted on 03/19/2014 5:26:08 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: kristinn
Countdown to Eric Holder telling states to ignore the judiciary:


7 posted on 03/19/2014 5:27:28 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: kristinn

The article fails to mention this is a federal district court.


8 posted on 03/19/2014 5:27:54 PM PDT by quimby
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To: kristinn
The EAC’s nondiscretionary duty is to perform the ministerial functions

Isn't that also the function of the Obama administration, to minister (administer) the laws of the U.S. as written by the legislature.

9 posted on 03/19/2014 5:29:17 PM PDT by oldbrowser (Civil service unions are the real government)
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To: kristinn

It is absolute madness to allow non-citizens to vote in this country! One of the craziest things I have ever heard! When did this BS start?


10 posted on 03/19/2014 5:30:02 PM PDT by abclily
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To: kristinn

I would expect the same Proof from a Jury of my Peers.


11 posted on 03/19/2014 5:33:29 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Nobody owes you a living, so shut up and get back to work...)
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To: kristinn
A spokesman for the EAC said they were reviewing the decision and it wasn’t clear whether they would appeal.

Appeal it or just ignore it. Hmmm decisions, decisions...
I know! They'll appeal it and ignore it while waiting for the appeal to go to court.

12 posted on 03/19/2014 5:33:29 PM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: Eagles6

The lawless administration will ignore or enforce laws as it pleases.


13 posted on 03/19/2014 5:35:52 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: kristinn

Without such proof, this joint is just another banana republic with elections that are a joke. (Like the last three. 2008,2010,2012)


14 posted on 03/19/2014 5:35:53 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Communism kills!!!)
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To: kristinn

Clinton’s “Motor Voter” Law was the biggest Voter Fraud Scheme in the Nation’s History. Obama added a Supercharger.


15 posted on 03/19/2014 5:36:36 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Nobody owes you a living, so shut up and get back to work...)
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To: abclily
It is absolute madness to allow non-citizens to vote in this country! One of the craziest things I have ever heard! When did this BS start?


16 posted on 03/19/2014 5:39:44 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: kristinn

Wow, a judge without ‘the agenda’!


17 posted on 03/19/2014 5:42:28 PM PDT by magdalen
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Yep.


18 posted on 03/19/2014 5:43:34 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Eagles6
Good but we know that soetoro and erik the red will just ignore it.

But since this is a federal judge's order, if they ignore it, then the state election registrars can in turn ignore invalid voter registration forms which get submitted.

19 posted on 03/19/2014 5:48:13 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: kristinn

I’m surprised the EAC didn’t get this case shopped to a California bolshevik judge, thus ensuring that if it went up on appeal it would be to the uber leftist 9th Circus Court of Appeals.


20 posted on 03/19/2014 5:49:07 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

That was the beginning. California passed Motor-voter in 1997. It has been all downhill since for California’s viability.


21 posted on 03/19/2014 5:53:55 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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To: kristinn

Requiring voters to be a citizen is a start, now require that they are alive.


22 posted on 03/19/2014 6:02:19 PM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: abclily

After the 2000 election, the entire election systems should have been overhauled from top to bottom once and for all.


23 posted on 03/19/2014 6:16:26 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: oldbrowser

“Isn’t that also the function of the Obama administration, to minister (administer) the laws of the U.S. as written by the legislature?”

Surely you jest!! You can’t be series!

The legislative branch is sooo passé.


24 posted on 03/19/2014 6:27:06 PM PDT by Elsiejay (in)
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To: PapaBear3625

I hope they have Republican AGs and I hope they do.


25 posted on 03/19/2014 6:55:35 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: kristinn

VOTER I.D. ACROSS THIS ENTIRE NATION IS NECESSARY FOR THERE TO BE FAIR VOTING...

WE AS AMERICANS NEED TO DEMAND THIS

WAKE UP VOTERS...


26 posted on 03/19/2014 7:03:30 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: kristinn

I once knew an illegal alien who was proud of the fact that he voted in a state which make a point of not asking for id at the polls.


27 posted on 03/19/2014 7:10:28 PM PDT by posterchild
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To: SoFloFreeper

That counts down so slowly with my connection.

Wait . . .


28 posted on 03/19/2014 7:14:48 PM PDT by BraveMan
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To: kristinn

What will be interesting is to see how many state and local public officials will not be able to run for re-election because they can’t prove the are citizens.


29 posted on 03/19/2014 8:50:04 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: SeaHawkFan
What will be interesting is to see how many state and local public officials will not be able to run for re-election because they can’t prove the are citizens.

There is a citizen requirement to vote. There may not necessarily be a requirement for the elected official to be a citizen.

30 posted on 03/20/2014 5:13:04 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: kristinn

Democrats say identification checks could prevent some eligible voters from casting ballots... What happens when the time comes to prove citizenship to receive Obamacare ? Those who say asking for id’s to vote will keep people home. Obamacare requires the very same citizens by law to prove citizenship for Obamacare. Obama made it clear sign up or you will be fined.Dems will they say asking for an id to sign up for Obamacare will keep people from signing up ? They select when its ok to be asking for id’s and when it is not ok..They want both ways


31 posted on 03/20/2014 8:26:05 AM PDT by moonshinner_09
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