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The Obama Administration Wants to Make Sure Non-Citizens Vote in the Upcoming Election

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 | Worthy News / US News

U.S. President Barack Obama
U.S. President Barack Obama

(Worthy News) - Several well-funded organizations — including the League of Women Voters and the NAACP — are fighting efforts to prevent non-citizens from voting illegally in the upcoming presidential election. And the United States Department of Justice, under the direction of Attorney General Loretta Lynch, is helping them.

On February 12, these groups filed a lawsuit in D.C. federal court seeking to reverse a recent decision by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC). The Commission’s decision allows Kansas and other states, including Arizona and Georgia, to enforce state laws ensuring that only citizens register to vote when they use a federally designed registration form. An initial hearing in the case is set for Monday afternoon, February 22.

Under federal law, the EAC is responsible for designing the federal voter-registration form required by the National Voter Registration Act, or Motor Voter, as it is commonly called. While states must register voters who use the federal form, states can ask the EAC to include instructions with the federal form about additional state registration requirements. Some states are now requiring satisfactory proof of citizenship to ensure that only citizens register to vote. [ Source ]

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7 thoughts on “The Obama Administration Wants to Make Sure Non-Citizens Vote in the Upcoming Election

  1. This is ridiculous are the American people going to let Obama actually do this? I don't care If your Democratic,Republican or Independent this action goes against everything our country has stood for. Obama need to be reminded that he works for the people we pay for his salary and we elected him to office. This abuse of power must stop immediately!

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