The Biden administration is back to their shady election rigging tactics – suing one state to shut down a law focused on providing more security to elections.
Biden’s team is suing the state of Arizona to stop them from enforcing a state law requiring voters to show proof of citizenship before casting a ballot in an election.
The law was signed by Republican Governor Doug Ducey in March and mandates that voters show documentary proof of citizenship in order to vote by mail or vote in a federal election.
The Department of Justice is arguing in court that the mandate is redundant and unconstitutional as they push for fraudulent-filled elections knowing it’s the only way to keep Democrats in power after they’ve flooded this country with millions of illegal aliens.
“House Bill 2492’s onerous documentary proof of citizenship requirement for certain federal elections constitutes a textbook violation of the National Voter Registration Act,” Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke said in a statement.
“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,” Clarke added.
The Civil Rights division of the DOJ is spearheading the lawsuit which argues that the Arizona law violates the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), which requires that voters, before participating in a federal election, fill out a federal form.
While the form does not require documented proof of citizenship, it does ask under penalty of perjury whether or not one is a citizen.
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich responded to the lawsuit in a post on Twitter: “It’s another round of Brnovich v. Biden as his DOJ continues its attempts to undermine our election integrity laws. I will see you in court. Again.”
“Federal law prohibits non-citizens from voting in federal elections. Arizona law prohibits non-citizens from voting for all state and local offices, and requires proof of citizenship,” Ducey said in a letter. “H.B. 2492 provides clarity to Arizona law on how officials process federal form voter registration applications that lack evidence of citizenship.”
Arizona has required documented proof of citizenship to vote in federal elections before, though the previous law was struck down by the Supreme Court.
In 2004, Arizona residents voted in favor of Proposition 200, which required all Arizona voters to provide proof of citizenship before casting a ballot in any election.
The Supreme Court struck down the law in a 7-2 decision. The court’s opinion from the time was written by Justice Antonin Scalia and held that the ballot measure violated the NVRA and barred Arizona “from requiring a Federal Form applicant to submit information beyond that required by the form itself.”
Justice Clarence Thomas dissented from the opinion, writing that the majority’s interpretation of the law conflicted with states’ constitutional authority “to determine the qualifications of voters in federal elections, which necessarily includes the related power to determine whether those qualifications are satisfied.”
“To avoid substantial constitutional problems” created by the majority’s interpretation of the NVRA, Thomas wrote, “I would construe the law as only requiring Arizona to accept and use the form as part of its voter registration process, leaving the State free to request whatever additional information it.”