The states determine qualifications for voting and procedures for registration, and only citizens may vote

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The federal government is usurping the powers of the States, expressly retained by Art. I, §2, cl. 1, U.S. Constitution, to determine qualifications for voting. And by perverting Art. I, §4, cl. 1, it is also usurping the States’ reserved powerto determine procedures for registration of voters.

Consistent with Principles of Republican Government, every State in this Union has restricted voting to Citizens.1 But on October 26, 2010 in Gonzales v. Arizona, a three judge panel on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (9th Cir.) construed the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA) and asserted that Arizona has no right to require applicants for voter registration to provide proof of citizenship. I wrote about it at the time HERE. On rehearing, the en banc Court of Appeals agreed…

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