ACRU Supreme Court brief reveals documents proving the federal form has failed.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 21, 2015) — Non-citizens, even some admitting so on their application forms, are registering to vote under current federal law, as exposed in documents submitted today by the American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) to the U.S. Supreme Court.
According to ACRU’s brief in Kobach v. U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC), of thirteen federal voter registration forms provided to the Court by the ACRU, “Four of the individuals actually checked ‘no’ on the citizenship question, six checked ‘no’ and ‘yes’, and the remaining three left the checkbox blank entirely.” Nevertheless, they were all registered to vote.
“The left is registering non-citizens to vote every day of the week, using the federal form. Every ineligible vote cancels out the vote of an American citizen,” said ACRU Chairman Susan A. Carleson. “Our election process is becoming a mockery. The states need to be allowed to require proof of citizenship to register to vote.”
“The federal forms we are submitting to the Court today show we’re well beyond the point of merely possible registration fraud. The evidence is clear that non-citizens are on the voter rolls,” Carleson said. The forms were compiled in Harris County, Texas by the election integrity organization True the Vote.
The ACRU brief asks the high court to hear arguments by Arizona and Kansas in defense of their request to the EAC to include a requirement for proof of citizenship on federal registration forms in those states.
The EAC, backed by the Obama Justice Department, had denied the request, triggering lawsuits by the two states. A U.S. District judge ruled in favor of the states but was overturned in the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.
The ACRU’s brief presents clear evidence that the federal form has failed to prevent noncitizen registration and asserts that, “The EAC’s determination, reinstated by the Tenth Circuit, constitutes a usurpation of a power guaranteed to the States by the Constitution of the United States.”
The brief further notes that Article I, Section 2, Clause 1 of the Constitution “grants the States the power to control who may vote in federal elections. This power is not simply implied, but is expressly provided by the Voter Qualifications Clause.”