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Kansas ‘Proof of Citizenship’ Voter Law Deemed Unconstitutional

April 29, 2020, 5:12 PM

A Kansas law that requires documented proof of citizenship for voter registration is unconstitutional and can’t be enforced, the Tenth Circuit said Wednesday.

The extra voter eligibility requirements in the state’s Secure and Fair Elections Act violates the Fourteenth Amendment’s equal protection clause and is preempted by the National Voting Rights Act, Judge Jerome A. Holmes said for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

A number of states require some form of identification before they can vote at the polls, but Kansas’ Secure and Fair Elections Act restricted voter registration only to those people who could produce ...

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