Blasts Obama administration for opening elections to fraudulent voting
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne has accused the Obama administration of impeding the state voter ID laws in a blatant attempt to enable illegal aliens to vote in the upcoming elections.
The Justice Department has filed a brief in the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals arguing that the Arizona law requiring proof of citizenship to register is unnecessary since it is addressed by federal law.
Proposition 200 (Arizona Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act) was passed in 2004 by 56 percent of Arizona voters.
In the Gonzalez v Arizona 200 case, a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit (including retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor — an Arizonan), ruled that Arizona could not require persons registering to vote to provide proof of citizenship –effectively gutting the law.
The Ninth Circuit has now granted en banc review and Attorney General Horne will personally argue the case before an eleven judge panel on June 21, 2011. Late Friday afternoon, the Obama Administration filed an eleventh-hour amicus brief arguing that Arizona should not be able to request information to check if applicants wanting to vote are citizens.
Horne stated: “First, the Obama Administration fails to do its job on the border. Then it sues Arizona to prevent us from helping to fight illegal immigration. Then it tries to create a false sense of complacency by arguing that the border is safe, when it isn’t. Now it argues that persons should be able to register to vote without providing adequate information enabling verification of citizenship, thus enabling illegal aliens to register to vote. This is contrary to the interests of the people of the United State of America.”
Horne’s concern is well founded. Is it not news that U.S. elections are vulnerable to non-citizen voter fraud.
As we wrote in a previous post, “The guarantee of secure elections is a fundamental expectation of each and every voting citizen. We should accept nothing less — regardless of what Sandra Day O’Connor [or Barack Hussein Obama] think.”