Three states asked a federal commission to allow them to ask voters for proof of citizenship; naturally, the bureaucrats refused.
“The EAC finds that granting the States’ requests would likely hinder eligible citizens from registering to vote in federal elections, undermining a core purpose of the NVRA,” the commission said in its ruling, referring to the National Voter Registration Act, or motor-voter law.
Ah yes, they're trotting out the old "disenfranchisement" boogeyman again. There's no evidence to back their contention, it's just how they feel. So, once again, they're going to insist upon burning through more taxpayer dollars via the courts. And there's no question that it will be hashed out once and for all in federal courts:
But Justice Antonin Scalia also specifically said Arizona could ask the EAC to include the request on forms distributed in that state, and said if the EAC refused, the state could come back to the courts.
When Democratics enacted that stupid "motor-voter" law back in 1993 (at the behest, of course, of liberal activists Piven and Cloward), those folks with functioning brains understood - and warned of - the potential for rampant fraud. Twenty years later, an abundance of evidence validates our concerns. When every state on the west coast cheerfully hands out drivers' licenses to illegal aliens, there's certainly no reason not to sign them up to vote as well. And twenty years on, Democratics are determined to keep it going.
After all, laws and little things like integrity are for Republicans and other idiots.