Arizona Passed Bill Ensuring Only US Citizens Can Vote In Elections – And The Left Is Freaking Out

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Illegal Migrants getting voting rights is a topic on the minds of many Americans this close to the midterm elections, and while Democrats flood the country with a massive invasion of migrants- letting them vote- is on the minds of many people.  This is a great time to understand who can vote in embattled Arizona, which has seen a disaster with migrants crossing illegally.

According to Ballotpedia, “Arizona requires voters to present photo identification or two forms of non-photo identification (ID) while voting. Accepted forms of photo ID include driver’s licenses, Arizona ID cards, and U.S. government-issued IDs. Accepted forms of non-photo ID include utility bills, bank statements, and valid Arizona vehicle registration documents containing the voter’s name and address. For a list of all accepted forms of ID.

Voters who do not have ID while voting may cast provisional ballots. See below for provisional ballot rules.”

House Bill 2492, to protect citizens voting rights, was introduced in January by Representative Jake Hoffman. It passed on Feb. 26 in a 31-26 vote with three abstentions and was signed into law in May.  None of the House’s Democrats supported the policy.

One complication of the bill would take effect 90 days after the end of the legislative session. Affected voters could vote legally in the Aug. 2 primary, would get notified their registration was at risk of cancellation if they didn’t prove their citizenship, and they’d have until Oct. 11 to fix the issue or miss their chance to vote in the general election.

Opponents of the bill had argued that the bill would force Arizona voters to jump through hoops and incur costs to prove they are citizens before they can cast a ballot.

“Arizona Senate Passes Bill And Governor Signed It Ensuring Only US Citizens Can Vote In Elections – And The Left Is Freaking Out,” James baker  reported for truthtent, adding:

“Arizona voters received a big win towards restoring the integrity of Arizona’s elections. HB2492 will safeguard our state’s voter rolls and ensure only U.S. citizens are voting in our elections. You would think this sort of legislation is something everyone could get behind. But apparently, the Democrats have a vested interest in allowing non-citizens to vote in our elections. The policy would require verification that a voter is an American citizen and an Arizona resident to vote.”

Read the Bill: HB2492H

Marc Elias, the notorious lawyer who used lawfare to blanket the country with mysterious ballots and then put a stranglehold on anyone who wanted to validate the ballots, wrote from his platform the troubles he had with the ill:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On March 23, the Arizona Legislature passed House Bill 2492, a bill that requires all Arizonans to provide proof of citizenship to register to vote, endangering the voter registrations of large numbers of Arizonans. The bill passed both houses of the Legislature on party-line votes and is the state’s first voting bill to make it to the governor’s desk this year.

Currently, voters in Arizona who register using state registration forms have to prove citizenship. However, voters who register using federal registration forms under the National Voter Registration Act do not and are permitted to vote in federal elections. H.B. 2492 requires election officials to verify the citizenship of these “federal only” voters. If officials are unable to verify citizenship, the voter will not be allowed to register or vote until they provide documentary proof

Furthermore, the bill also requires all election officials to provide the Arizona attorney general with a list of all voters who lack satisfactory proof of citizenship by Oct. 31, 2022. The attorney general would then investigate each of these voters’ citizenship status. Since Arizonans have only been required to prove citizenship since 2004, millions of Arizona voters who registered to vote before then likely do not have sufficient proof and could have their registrations improperly canceled.

Truthtent reported on what they saw as the real problem with the bill- being that “it unwinds over a decade of stealth legal attacks on Arizona’s ability to ensure only lawful U.S. citizens can vote. HB accomplishes this by”:

Taking Arizona back to the practice of rejecting state voter registration applications that do not include proof of citizenship.

Requiring counties to check multiple databases for evidence of citizenship when an individual submits a federal application without proof.

Requiring counties to reject those federal applications if they find evidence that the individual is, in fact, not a U.S. citizen.

Senator Warren Petersen stressed the serious damage having non-U.S. citizens vote could have on the nation’s elections. He noted that in Arizona there are 35,000 registered voters with unconfirmed citizenship.

Under the policy, an individual will need to prove their American citizenship, be over the age of 18, and have resided in Arizona for 29 days prior to the election. Election authorities will need to verify citizenship and reject voter registrations for those whose citizenship cannot be verified.

“Any application for registration, including an application on a form prescribed by the United States Election Assitance Commission must contain a checkmark or other appropriate mark in the ‘Yes’ box next to the question regarding citizenship as a condition of being properly registered to vote as either a voter who is eligible to vote a full ballot or a voter who is eligible to vote only with a ballot for federal offices,” the bill reads.

Of those affected, 71% have voted in all of the last three general elections. Forty-five percent are registered Republicans, 36% are Democrats and the rest are independents. Half are at least 65 years old and nearly 90% are at least 50.

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