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DOJ sues Arizona for election law requiring proof of citizenship for federal voting

The U.S. Department of Justice legally blocks a law recently passed in Arizona that requires proof of citizenship to vote in some federal elections. I want to

DOJ announced on Tuesday that Republican Governor Doug Ducey signed a law in March and filed a proceeding to suspend the law that will come into force early next year.

Associate Attorney Christen Clark of the DOJ's Civil Rights Department said that Arizona law is a "textbook violation" of the National Registration Act, which requires states to establish a voter registration process for federal elections. I said there is.

"For nearly 30 years, the National Voter Registration Act moves the state in the right direction by eliminating unnecessary requirements that have historically made it difficult for voters to access registration roles. Helped me, "Clarksaid in a press release. "Arizona has passed a law that slows progress by imposing illegal and unnecessary requirements that block voters from the registration role of certain federal elections.

" The Department of Justice has passed. , We will continue to use all available tools to protect the voting rights of all Americans and ensure their voices are heard. "

Arizona Applicants If you use unified federal registration, we would like to require applicants to present proof of citizenship before voting in presidential elections or by mail in federal elections.

DOJ claims to have ignored the 2013 Supreme Court's decision to discontinue Arizona's early 2005 attempt to impose similar written proof of citizenship on residents who wish to vote in federal elections. did. The

DOJ also claimed that the law violated the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This is because the election authorities require the voter registration form to be rejected with minor errors.

Clark sent Arizona Attorney General Mark Benovich a June 27 letter uploaded by Fox News Digital, but the Justice Department "friendlyly resolved and protracted the issue." "Avoid litigation," he said.

Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke in the DOJ's Civil Rights Division called out the Arizona law is a “textbook violation” of the National Registration Act.
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In the letter, Brnovich was on July 1st. I sent Clark on Sunday. Obtained by Fox News, he questioned whether the newly passed law was "common sense" and the federal government was "trying to undermine our sovereignty and destabilize our election infrastructure." ..

In response to the proceedings, Benovich said the Justice Department wanted to allow non-citizen voting.

"In addition to free rooms and transportation for those who enter our country illegally, the DOJ now wants to give them the opportunity to vote."He Told Fox News.

Since the abolition of the law in 2005, Arizona authorities have not allowed voters registered in federal forms to vote in local and state elections.

With post wire