U.S. DOJ Sues Arizona Over Restrictive Voting Requirements
The Arizona law violates the National Voter Registration Act
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday sued the state of Arizona to block a state law that requires voters to provide proof of citizenship for some federal elections.
Due to take effect in January, the law violates the National Voter Registration Act by requiring proof of citizenship to vote in presidential elections or vote by mail in any federal election, the department said.
"This lawsuit reflects our deep commitment to using every available tool to protect all Americans' right to vote and to ensure that their voices are heard in our democracy," Kristen Clarke, the assistant attorney general for civil rights, told a press briefing.
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