Letter: Americans’ right to vote means requiring proof of citzenship

June 26, 2013 

With few exceptions, it is every American citizen’s right to vote. And I believe it should be every state’s responsibility and right to demand proof of citizenship before allowing its residents to cast ballots. 

The U.S. Supreme Court just ruled against an Arizona law requiring proof of citizenship before being allowed to vote. Opponents of the law argued it should not be necessary because voters sign a legally binding document attesting to their citizenship before they vote. 

Let me see if I understand this. We are expected to believe that the estimated millions of individuals who are breaking our laws by being in our country illegally are, all of a sudden, going to obey the law and not vote. What if an issue on the ballot concerns amnesty for illegals or an individual on the ballot supports amnesty? Does anyone really think illegals are going to pass up the opportunity to affect an outcome in their favor on these ballot items? 

— Dean Hill



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