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Just in time voter fraud in Arizona

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by wireguy, Oct 26, 2010.

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  1. wireguy

    wireguy TS Member

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    Court Strikes Down Ariz. Law Requiring Voters to Prove They Are Citizens

    Published October 26, 2010

    | Associated Press


    PHOENIX -- A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down a key part of Arizona's law requiring voters to prove they are citizens before registering to vote and to show identification before casting ballots.

    The decision by a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found the law requiring voters to prove their citizenship while registering is inconsistent with the National Voter Registration Act. That federal law allows voters to fill out a mail-in voter registration card and swear they are citizens under penalty of perjury, but doesn't require them to show proof as Arizona's law does.

    The ruling left in place a requirement that voters provide proof of identity when casting ballots.

    Lawyers for several civil rights groups that sued argued thousands of Arizonans have had their federal registration forms rejected because they failed to provide other documents required by the state. That violates the federal law, they argued.

    The state law in question, Proposition 200, was passed by voters in 2004. It required proof of citizenship during voter registration and of identity at the polls, and also while receiving certain state benefits.


    It has been upheld by state and federal courts until Tuesday's decision.

    In a statement, one of the attorneys who argued the case said his group was "elated" by the decision.

    "This will enable the many poor people in Arizona who lack driver's licenses and birth certificates to register to vote," said Jon Greenbaum, legal director for the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

    Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard's office issued a statement saying it intends to ask a full panel of 9th Circuit judges to reconsider the case.

    The ruling applies only to voter registration and the deadline for voting in the Nov. 2 general election has passed, so it will have no practical effect on voting, the statement said.

    Appeals Court Judge Sandra S. Ikuta's opinion was joined by retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who heard the case as a temporary appeals court judge. Ikuta said the federal voter registration law laid out specific requirements for the mail-in registration form that the state can't make more onerous.
     
  2. timberfaller

    timberfaller Well-Known Member

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    Just another reason for the 9th court of (jesters) needs to be disbanded, WE just don't need them anymore!

    Get them off the tax role!
     
  3. recurvyarcher

    recurvyarcher Well-Known Member

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    They are gearing up for the next presidential election, folks.
     
  4. Ljutic111

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    In my opinion, if you are not a citizen of the USA or can`t prove you were born here then you shouldn`t be able to get a voters registration form or Any entitlements from the USA government . Doesn`t matter what state you are residing or have a drivers license either . If your a citizen of another country , thats where you should be casting your vote . What could be wrong with this ???
     
  5. timberfaller

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    It makes to much SENCE!
     
  6. Recoil Sissy

    Recoil Sissy Well-Known Member

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    Fellow shooters:

    The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has jurisdiction over Alaska, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Norhern Mariana Islands, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington State. It has rendered notoriously liberal decisions for decades. It also has the highest rate of decisions overturned on appeal at the SCOTUS.

    Understand that the SCOTUS overturns a majority of lower court decisions it reviews no matter where they originate. However, the 9th stands out as something special. For example, during the SCOTUS term ending in 2009, 15 of 16 decisions made by the 9th were overturned. That's a 94% reversal rate.

    Not suprisingly, the 9th has the highest percentage of justices appointed by democrat presidents. Liberal decisions by liberal justices appointed by democrat presidents isn't merely a corelation. It is a cause and effect relationship and just one more reason to keep democrats out of the White House.

    sissy
     
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