Justice Department Sues Arizona for Voting Law

Feds claim it violates National Voter Registration Act.

The Department of Justice is suing the state of Arizona for their recently passed law H.B. 2492, which requires voters to provide proof of citizenship to register to vote in federal elections. The federal government claims that such a law violates the National Voter Registration Act. H.B. 2492 by blocking those who had already legally registered to vote without proof of citizenship before 2005. The concern is that thousands of older Arizona residents will be prohibited from voting because of the law.

“Arizona has passed a law that turns the clock back on progress by imposing unlawful and unnecessary requirements that would block eligible voters from the registration rolls for certain federal elections,” stated Kristen Clarke, assistant attorney general for the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division.

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Sources: The Hill, Reuters


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