No proof of citizenship needed to vote?
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
- Duration 2:49
- Date Apr 20, 2012
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
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I union ID to vote but don't need to prove your youth group which you don't need to prove your US citizen.
That's the latest ruling from -- appeals court over Arizona with the Arizona voter ID law.
The State's law previously asked the voters to provide both but not -- more so should you have to prove you're a citizen to vote.
Fox's legal analyst meeting -- passenger -- ideals that question to you ninth Circuit Court of Appeals are looking at Arizona's prop 200 said in Arizona.
You have to show ID at the time you vote but the time of voter registration.
Federal voter registration sending it into the county.
You don't have to pro -- show proof of citizenship.
And the reason they say so is -- from the constitution this is some we called the elections clause.
Of the United States constitution says that the federal government has the right to -- regulate.
Elections and the state election process and so this thing the federal government preempt.
What the states can do they say you've gone too far.
All we ask and our federal application is are you an American citizen.
-- it has to be notarized -- sworn statement but we're not gonna go further.
The net a lot of people upset.
Because people Arizona say listen.
A lot of people -- sneak in in.
To vote we don't have the numbers.
Well on that but there's a perception.
That in these registration drives people are not being citizens are being scooped out and say no yes signed here you can now be sent -- by the -- Arizona the Democrats believe it's finally in play.
So a lot of people it's a -- that is solid Republican states has got a lot of interest but -- critical issue.
Listen to of the nation is said in a national poll 70% say they.
They are needed their need to be they're needed.
They need to be -- ID laws to stop illegal voting 26% say they are necessary so most of the countries on the same AS and Arizona proposition was designed to stop the -- -- system will say oh yes.
-- -- United States the citizen without any inspection at all in fact of whether you Arafat United States in this and or not.
-- a lot of Hispanic groups in the state of Arizona.
Brought this lawsuit the Department of Justice came in behind it and said listen Arizona your out of control.
The feds are going to decide.
Howell and win and and why.
This is done you can't control it but obviously based on a lot of the illegal immigration issues the people Arizona to listen we need to take another step.
The Circuit Court of Appeals -- decided against them on that issue but said yes you must show ID at the time.
You -- when you don't have to prove your citizen at the time of registration I Peter Johnson junior -- very well explain that you agree we went at them -- that issue you know television issue.