Who is allowed to vote? It’s a split decision


Most Americans assume that only citizens of the United States are allowed to vote in elections. Well, that is only sort of true. In Arizona, you must provide provide proof of citizenship in order to obtain a ballot for State Elections. But for Federal elections, President, Senator and Congress a person needs to only verify on a Federal voting form that they are eligible to vote.

In an Arizona voting case, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2013 that states are obligated to permit registration for federal elections using the federal form, which does not require documentary proof of citizenship. States may have their own form, but they must be willing to accept the federal form.

So, Recorders in Arizona must  provide two sets of ballots one for actual citizens who can prove it and one for those who sign the Federal form and only Federal elections are listed.

Republican House Idea

The Republican House majority has just put forth a bill which Speaker Johnson announced an effort which proposes amendments to the 1993 National Voter Registration Act by requiring individuals to provide proof of citizenship before registering for elections.

According to a report from Reuters, Trump’s campaign spokesperson, Karoline Leavitt, said that he “100% supports taking legislative action to stop noncitizens from voting in our elections.”

Voter Fraud Prosecutions

In view of this new proposed bill, it is important to check how many people are actually being prosecuted for voter fraud under the current system. You can get all the details at this website Voter Fraud Map: Election Fraud Database | The Heritage Foundation. But the top line is that very few people are caught committing fraud but of those those, most are convicted. Leftists will argue that this proves there is little fraud and therefore more stringent requirements are not needed.

But, absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. It is a clever rhetorical trick that makes the Democrats sound like they are protecting our “sacred election process” while guaranteeing fraud is occurring and will continue.

Local Voting

In some cities, notably New York, anyone who is in the city can vote for the local elections, like Mayor. Again, the Left argued that all people should have a say in their government as they have to live under it. Of course, the conservative answer is those people generally pay no taxes as they work in the underground economy for cash and can then vote benefits for themselves (because, they are poor).

This wide-open system is the goal of the Left for all elections at every level and with 8 million new illegals (Biden called them voters this week in a true slip of the tongue), it would likely guarantee a permanent Democrat majority.


Voters in SaddleBrooke need to contact Congressman Juan Ciscomani’s office and tell him to support this effort. Representative Ciscomani | (house.gov) is his website. Is it worth the effort to contact Senators Kelly and Sinema? Sinema has already checked out so a waste of time, Kelly might be persuadable.

Also, let’s not forget Reuben Gallegos who wants to be the next Democrat Senator-it would enlightening to see where he stands:  Home | U.S. Congressman Ruben Gallego (house.gov)

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