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Don't let Arizona and Kansas get away with potentially discriminatory voter registration rules
Don't let Arizona and Kansas get away with potentially discriminatory voter registration rules

Arizona, which has become infamous for its hostility toward immigrants who are in the country illegally, lost an important case in the U.S. Supreme Court last year when the justices ruled that the state couldn't require proof of U.S. citizenship as part of the registration process for voting in elections for Congress. The 7-2 decision said that, where federal elections were concerned, the state had to "accept and use" a federal registration form on which an applicant states under penalty of perjury that he or she is a citizen without having to provide a passport or other documentation. The decision was good policy as well as good law because there is little evidence that...

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