Judge rules states can demand proof of citizenship from voters

**FILE** Aaron Belenky shows part of a letter from election officials while standing in front of his apartment in Overland Park, Kan., on Aug. 14, 2013. The letter lists the valid citizenship documents needed to register to vote in Kansas for the first time. Belenky allowed the American Civil Liberties Union to list him as one of three aggrieved voters in a notice sent this week to Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. (Associated Press  –  Photo by: Orlin Wagner)

Conservative Byte: Isn’t it amazing that a judge actually has to rule this way? This should be blatantly obvious.

Check it out:

Washington Times: A U.S. District Court judge ruled Wednesday that Arizona and Kansas can require anyone registering to vote to prove their citizenship and the federal Election Assistance Commission cannot block them. 

The ruling is a boost for states’ rights and marks a setback for President Obama and other liberals who fought stiffer voter ID checks with an argument that they reduce voter turnout. 

“This is a huge victory for me, personally, for the states of Kansas and Arizona, and for the whole cause of states’ rights,” said Kansas Secretary of State Kris W. Kobach, who led the challenge. “We’ve seen so many defeats recently in areas where the federal government has been encroaching on states’ authorities, and this time the good guys won.” 

In his ruling, Judge Eric F. Melgren said the EAC, which Congress created after the 2000 Florida voting fiasco, must accede to states’ requests for people to provide proof of citizenship when they register to vote.

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One Response to Judge rules states can demand proof of citizenship from voters

  1. Bob Hilliard says:

    I am all for voter ID. Absolutely. No question. What I am not good with is that this came as a result of a FEDERAL judge ruling. This is beyond the constitutional authority of federal jurisdiction, yet our State AG’s do not seem to know this. They just accept the judges’ ruling as if they really had the authority to rule on States’ voters qualifications. They absolutely do not. Look in the Constitution. Tell me the Article, Section, and clause that gives them that authority. The U. S. Congress has the authority to make laws regarding the “time, place, and manner of HOLDING elections”. Thus, the federal judiciary may rule on cases regarding the “time, place, and manner of HOLDING elections. Nothing is said about the qualification of voters. That’s a State’s rights issue. Really wish we had State Attorney Generals that understood that. We get run over by federal judges every day because of the ignorance of our our State lawmakers on the powers in the Constitution given to the federal government. And, like this article, we get a bone thown our way from time to time. How sweet.

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