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Kobach v. U.S. Election Assistance Commission


IRLI submitted a friend-of-the-court brief (attached here) in the United States Supreme Court supporting the states of Kansas and Arizona’s petition for writ of certiorari endeavoring to enforce their state registration laws that require proof of citizenship to register to vote. Both states requested the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) amend the state instruction portion of the federal voter registration form to include language requiring documentary proof of citizenship to register to vote, which the EAC refused to do.

IRLI argued that the EAC’s decision was arbitrary and capricious as the administrative record clearly demonstrates that voter fraud by noncitizens is a serious problem and a mere affirmation of citizenship on a form has not been sufficient to deter such incidents of fraud.

See also:

The Obama Administration Wants Non-Citizens Voting In Federal Elections, May 6, 2015

IRLI Files Brief in the Supreme Court Supporting Citizen Rights in Kansas and Arizona, April 23, 2015

Dems: Let’s Trust Illegal Aliens to Follow the Law on Voting, March 23, 2015


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