PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – Monday the Supreme Court rejected an Arizona law that requires voters to show proof of citizenship when they register to vote.
In a federal election, citizenship is required and on the form they must state under penalty of perjury that they are an American citizen.
Many states agree that this will reduce voter fraud, but civil rights groups believe it will discourage legal immigrants from voting. The challengers argue the law puts a burden on naturalized citizens to provide a document of naturalization for registration. Alabama, Georgia and Kansas support Arizona’s law and are pushing the court to uphold the ID requirements.