Arizona Law Requiring Proof of Citizenship to Vote is Not Discriminatory - Judicial Ruling

Article publisher: 
Gateway Pundit
Article date: 
6 March 2024
Article category: 
National News
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A federal judge ruled earlier this month against the Biden DOJ and leftist groups in their lawsuit to stop Arizona election integrity laws that require proof of citizenship and prevent voters from voting in multiple states.

The Gateway Pundit previously reported that Arizona Republicans passed HB2492, introduced by State Rep. Jake Hoffman, which requires that voters prove US Citizenship to register to vote in any election. This law also applies to federal-only voters who are not required to show proof of citizenship when registering to vote. The bill was signed into law by former Republican Governor Doug Ducey in March 2022.

Joe Biden’s Department of Justice previously sued Arizona over this law, claiming that it violated the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the National Voter Registration Act.

Additionally, HB2243 is meant to clean the voter rolls and remove registrants who are registered in another state and no longer live in Arizona. The new law would add a statement on voter registration forms specifying that if a registrant permanently moves to another state after registering in this state, their registration will be canceled...

However, District Judge Susan Bolton disagreed and accurately concluded that “promoting public confidence in Arizona’s elections outweighs the limited burden voters might encounter when required to provide [documentary proof of citizenship].”...