AZ AG Tom Horne: Protecting ballot integrity

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.”

9 Responses to AZ AG Tom Horne: Protecting ballot integrity

  1. Maggie says:

    I wish Attorney General Horne the best in his efforts to bring sanity back to our electoral process. Obama & Co. want to ensure their jobs regardless of the cost to this nation and its citizens, even eroding the integrity of our ballots. This country iis nothing more than a vehicle to facilitate their Marxist programs and exert power. I’ve convinced Barack Obama has not a shred of respect or reverence for this country. Remember, Obama’s Princeton and Harvard educated wife said she was never proud of America until he was elected. I’ll bet she was the recipient of grants or other benefits that allowed her to attend such prestigious schools — paid for by the taxpayers they both think are here for their pleasure.

  2. wab4551 says:

    We can always count on Republicans to enforce the rule of law and Democraps to subvert the rule of law. I propose a bounty on Democraps.

  3. Braveheart says:

    The only reason Prop. 200 passed by just 56 percent instead of 96 percent is because of the groups standing in opposition to it. The faith communities, including an Arizona Monsignor; the AFL-CIO and numerous other unions; Hispanic activist groups; the leftist League of Women Voters; the AZ Farm Bureau that wants a continuous flow of cheap, illegal laborers;the various Chambers of Commerce that want the same thing as the Farm Bureau; Janet Napolitano; Libertarians, and US Rep. Raul Grijalva and a cavalcade of Hispanic state legislators. The AZ Public Health Association even signed on to opposing a law that required identifying yourself before voting!!! Think about THAT!! You need to show identification to rent a movie at Blockbuster, for God’s sake!!

  4. Jane says:

    Who’s going to read the ninth circuit clowns the riot act?

  5. Night Owl says:

    I’m grateful to Tom Horne for not backing down on this vitally important issue. That would have been easy enough to do. I’m more and more impressed with him.

  6. Seen It All says:

    Sandra O’Connor turned out to be a liberal activist. Her decision in this case is a clear indication of her leanings. She’s not only a disgrace to Arizona, but to the entire country. No wonder the Arizona Republic is always giving her accolades.

  7. TeaPartyPatriot says:

    Just as ILLEGALS voting fraud helped goofy gabby giffords squeak out her “win” over jesse kelly in Arizona’ CD8, the rest of the lunatic-left d-cRAT socialists absolutely, positively need and want MASSIVE VOTER FRAUD to get their clowns in office – and they don’t even care who commits the fraud: ACORN, unions, ILLEGALS, destitute people who will vote-for-cash-or-booze, etc.

  8. Doc says:

    Another example of this socialist view by th’ muslim squatter & Mr. Holder is the unprosecuted “new black panthers” standing outside polling places during the 2008 Presidential elections in Philadelphia with ?bats? Out here, those boys woulda’ had some problems. But in Philly, with gun control run amok…these hoodlums get a pass! Thanks, obowmao…