According to a Philadelphia elections official, hundreds of individuals who are not U.S. citizens have registered to vote in Philadelphia and nearly half of them voted in past elections.
The College Park, Maryland, City Council voted 4-3 in favor of amending their Charter in favor of allowing noncitizens to vote in local elections. There was one problem... their city's charter requires six votes to amend it.
An ACRU video team captured the action at the College Park, Maryland City Council on Sept. 12, when they approved a measure granting noncitizens the right to vote in city elections.
After attracting a national spotlight for proposing that noncitizens be allowed to vote in city elections, the College Park (Maryland) City Council appeared unprepared to discuss the proposal during a work session.
Comic delight follows when you are attacked by NBC in a story written by a former fact checker for Rolling Stone.
Non-citizens are registering to vote under current federal law, as shown in documents submitted by the American Civil Rights Union to the U.S. Supreme Court in Kobach v. U.S. Election Assistance Commission.The ACRU's brief asked the high court to hear arguments by Arizona and Kansas in defense of their request to the EAC to include a citizenship question on federal registration forms in those states.See forms. (PDF 3MB)
The Supreme Court has an opportunity to determine whether only citizens get a political voice in America.WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 5, 2015) — In a brief submitted today at the U.S. Supreme Court, the ACRU contends that a Texas policy that includes non-citizens in apportioning districts gives areas with large numbers of non-citizens undue political power.“The practical result… is that the votes of the residents of districts with larger non-citizen populations count roughly one and a half as much as the votes of the residents of other districts,” states ACRU’s brief in Evenwel v. Abbott.“The doctrine of one-person, one-vote logically grows directly out of the right to vote [...]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 21, 2015) – Self-confessed and other non-citizens are registering to vote under current federal law, as revealed in documents submitted today by the American Civil Rights Union to the U.S. Supreme Court.The brief in Kobach v. U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) asks the high court to hear arguments by Arizona and Kansas in defense of their request to the EAC to include a citizenship question 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 [...]
Arizona voters passed a law in 2004 "to combat voter fraud by requiring voters to present proof of citizenship when they register to vote and to present identification when they vote on election day." The ACRU filed a friend of the court brief in 2013 defending the law as a necessary measure to fight vote fraud.READ THE AMICUS BRIEF HERE. (PDF 113KB)