Posted on April 7th, 2016
On Tuesday, we filed a friend of the court brief in support of Kansas’s efforts to keep voter rolls clean of ineligible voters, including non-citizen voters.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports,
On Tuesday, though, the Public Interest Legal Foundation submitted a friend of the court brief arguing that without a proof-of-citizenship law, non-citizens can easily register to vote and cast ballots in U.S. elections.
Attached to that brief were photocopies of a dozen voter registration cards, all from Texas, which does not have a proof of citizenship law but merely asks people to check a box, yes or no, to indicate whether they are a U.S. citizen.
All of the cards are from people who either checked “no,” or checked both boxes, or left both boxes blank. And yet, all of the applicants were eventually registered and assigned a voter identification number.
“Kansas is taking the lead nationwide to prevent this criminal activity by ensuring that only American citizens vote in Kansas elections,” the organization stated in its brief.
Read more about our efforts in Kansas here.