(Reuters) – The Supreme Court on Monday struck down an Arizona state law that requires people registering to vote in federal elections to show proof of citizenship.
In a 7-2 vote, the court said the voter registration provision of the 2004 state law, known as Proposition 200, was trumped by a federal law, the 1993 National Voter Registration Act.
The federal law requires prospective voters to provide one of several possible forms of identification, such as a driver’s license or a passport, but no proof of citizenship is needed. Would-be voters simply sign a statement saying they are citizens.
In the majority opinion, Justice Antonin Scalia said the state law was preempted by language in the federal statute saying that states must “accept and use” a federal registration form.
The state law ordered officials to reject the form if there was no accompanying proof of citizenship.
A driver’s license isn’t proof of citizenship.
Scalia is ruling along with the fedgov’s authority, but when the fedgov doesn’t enforce the law, it means the states and the nation are being stomped on.
When the fedgov is actively ignoring the law it’s supposed to enforce, SCOTUS is simply enforcing tyranny. If Scalia wanted a good ruling, he should’ve overturned the law and mandated the fedgov do it’s ****ing job. But the Democrat leftists in government who are the ruling class really don’t care – they import illegals who will take handouts and vote for redistribution of your wealth and increase their own power – and it all falls into their leftist worldview where your success means you’re an oppressor who needs to be punished. Oh, and dirka dur!
Reuters doesn’t miss the chance to spit out some propaganda:
Arizona, which shares a border with Mexico, has a reputation for passing tough anti-immigration laws that have brought it into conflict with the Obama administration.
To the left, illegal immigration and legal immigration are meaningless. Illegal immigration actively aids them, while legal immigration brings in immigrants who do want the American dream and not the American handout.
The Arizona voter registration measure is one of many nationwide championed by Republicans and put in place at the state level. Democrats say the measures are intended to make it more difficult for certain voters who tend to vote Democratic to cast ballots.
Yes, to make it more difficult to ILLEGALLY CAST DEMOCRAT BALLOTS.
The left’s goal is victory by any means necessary, whether using the IRS, using the NSA, using voter fraud, using the ATF, it doesn’t matter.