SCOTUS: Citizenship no longer matters when voting

In deciding to deny the petition for certiorari in the key election case Kobach, et al. v. Election Assistance Commission, (background here) the United States Supreme Court has summarily decided that citizenship is of no consequence in voting in U.S. elections.

At issue was the question of whether Arizona and Kansas could require voters to prove their citizenship when registering to vote with what has become known as the “federal form.” The form pertains to state and federal elections. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach led the suit against the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC), on an appeal of the Tenth U.S. Circuit Court decision.

16 Responses to SCOTUS: Citizenship no longer matters when voting

  1. azgary says:

    doesn’t matter.

    they will be all legalized soon, be sure to thank your congressmen, senators and the republican party.

    and don’t forget, keep voting lesser of two evils

  2. azgary says:

    not sure of the legalities, but can we stop offering the federal forms or possibly make offering the federal forms in any location other than a federal facility illegal?

    • ZOO says:

      I can assure you Chicanos Por La Causa and one trillion other Mexican orgs have stockpiles of the federal form. They are the “recruiters” of non-citizen registrations and finish the process as “harvesters.” We have a Republican party in control of Congress. If they make no effort to stop unqualified voter registrations then they are writing their own epitaph.

  3. Former GOP PC says:

    These are the “bi-partisan” fools we have to thank. There’s not a dime’s worth of different between any of them, liberal Dems or those who claim to represent conservative Republicans. You’d think none of them had memories of the America in which they grew up and hopes for their own children and grandchildren. All any of these bums care about is the next election.

    After years as active Precinct Committeemen, my wife and I were taken out as PCs by the McCain cabal after he was censured.

    • azgary says:

      McCain and his ilk are the party, we are not.

      • Former GOP PC says:

        True. I never thought i would come to this conclusion, but we wasted a lot of time doing what we thought was critically important for our county and state party. We will never again donate to candidates. The office holders knew what the McCain folks were up to and not a voice was raised against the purge of conservatives Our congressman, who always greeted us by name hasn’t missed us. Ditto the state legislators we saw each month at our district meetings. No doubt they’ll find other stooges to walk door to door in the heat, work on mailings and hammer signs. It sure won’t be us. McCain needs to go and Flake needs to follow. They are despicable snakes.

  4. jon jensen says:

    If republican party had shown as much concern and effort to make sure american citizens were not denighed the right to vote as they expended in nonexistent illegal alien voting with millions of dollars wasted and no prosecutions this would not be a problem. There was a prosecution for a republican woman who voted for romney twice. Then we have republican officials on television saying this is to stop democrat american citizens from voting not illegal aliens doesn’t help either. The supreme court justices watch them say this too!

    • ZOO says:

      Communicating is not one of your strong points. Just about everything you post on this site can be discredited, but most of the time no one can figure out what the hell you are talking about.

      I personally witnessed the voter registration tactics of Chicanos Por La Causa over ten years ago and cannot even fathom what they are doing now. The right to vote is the most sacred right American citizens have and protecting the process from fraud is fundamental.

      “…Then we have republican officials on television saying this is to stop democrat american citizens from voting not illegal aliens doesn’t help either…The supreme court justices watch them say this too!…”

      Do you have a link to back up these statements? If you need “link” defined, just ask. You would do much better posting your ineptitude on leftist blogs where nonsense is king.

      • Villanova says:

        No kidding! Jon Jensen’s communication skills are nonexistent in addition to being incoherent.

  5. John H. says:

    The American citizen no longer matters to our government. The republicans and democrats alike both answer to big business and the illegal aliens. I am 70 years old and am thinking of not voting for the first time since I registered in my 20’s. The last few elections I have voted for the lesser of two evils and I refuse to do it anymore. Some people say your vote counts, but it does not. My wife was Burton Barr’s secretary when he ran for governor against Ev Mecham. Since that time she will not vote. From experience she says that you can put the best man in the world in office but if he does not play the game, he will not get anything done. She saw it happen many times.

    • Seen It All says:

      Burton Barr was a Arizona legislative leader who ran as a Republican but governed as a liberal. Much to his own shock and surprise, he lost the governor’s primary race mainly because he brassily chuckled, wiggled his eyebrows and admitted he lied regarding a tax increase that became permanent when he promised it would be temporary. That single sarcasm which he thought he could get away with, actually did him in.

      Your wife might have liked Barr, but he was a slippery snake. For her to give up her vote all these years because of Barr losing is not an indication of her brilliance. Many candidates lose to those they consider lesser people than themselves, but they don’t throw away their freedom to vote, which others have died defending.

      Evan Mecham was a decent man who was targeted for removal from the moment the ballots were counted. The press was determined to make him appear stupid and crooked and worked tirelessly to take him out. After he was impeached, he was absolved of the charges against him.

      • John H. says:

        My wife did not quit voting because Barr lost. She really did not like him very much. She would probably agree with what you said about him. She quit voting because she saw really good honest men in the legislature who could not get on a committee or get their legislation passed because they would not go along with other peoples bills that they knew were not good for Az. As for my wife’s brilliance, I would put her shoulder to shoulder with just about any college graduate today. In her last job as an administrative assistant to the V.P. of sales of a major corporation in Phx. all communication that went out had to be approved by her before it went out and all of these people had college degrees, but their English was terrible. She graduated from high school back when you had to pass English to graduate. Apparently the college graduates she worked with did not.

    • Seen it All says:

      My phraseology might have been clumsy in using the word, “brilliant,” but the fact remains our right to vote was earned by the blood spilled by American heroes to defend it. For her to throw that away as worthless still qualifies as shameful. It was my disillusionment that caused me to get even more active…for the sake of my family and my devotion to the continuation of liberty.

  6. American Patriot says:

    Radical leftist Janet Murguia the president of the racist (yes, Mexicans are quite racist!) National Council of La Raza, cheered this news yesterday. Incidentally, her twin sister Mary and brother Carlos are both federal judges!

    Last October, the pro-amnesty Hispanic activist organization the National Council of La Raza helpfully promoted a Washington Post article telling illegals which states people can vote in without having to use a photo ID.
    http://dailycaller.com/2014/10/29/la-raza-promotes-washington-post-guide-on-where-people-can-vote-without-an-id/

    Read The Truth About ‘La Raza’as published in Human Events. It was written bck in 2006 vy Charlie Norwood a Republican Congressman from Georgia, who died too young, but issued this crucial warning about what we now see occurring in our country.
    http://humanevents.com/2006/04/07/emexclusive-emthe-truth-about-la-raza/
    This is just an excerpt:
    “In the spirit of a new people that is conscious not only of its proud historical heritage but also of the brutal gringo invasion of our territories, we, the Chicano inhabitants and civilizers of the northern land of Aztlan from whence came our forefathers, reclaiming the land of their birth and consecrating the determination of our people of the sun, declare that the call of our blood is our power, our responsibility, and our inevitable destiny. … Aztlan belongs to those who plant the seeds, water the fields, and gather the crops and not to the foreign Europeans. … We are a bronze people with a bronze culture. Before the world, before all of North America, before all our brothers in the bronze continent, we are a nation, we are a union of free pueblos, we are Aztlan. For La Raza todo. Fuera de La Raza nada.”
    That closing two-sentence motto is chilling to everyone who values equal rights for all. It says: “For The Race everything. Outside The Race, nothing.”

  7. jon jensen says:

    As to burton barr I liked the way he ran the legislature even though I had to buy stuff from his office supply company when he was speaker of the house.