As the presidential primaries are well underway, the U.S. Department of Justice continues to attempt to block measures designed to keep non-citizen voters from being included in our elections.
Each vote recorded by a non-citizen residing in this country illegally or legally disenfranchises an eligible, citizen voter. States have taken prudent steps to prevent non-citizen voting by requiring proof of citizenship when a person registers to vote.
Why is our current administration, along with liberal groups, attacking those measures now? Because most people are distracted with the primaries themselves.
On February 12, these groups filed a lawsuit in D.C. federal court seeking to reverse a recent decision by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC). The Commission’s decision allows Kansas and other states, including Arizona and Georgia, to enforce state laws ensuring that only citizens register to vote when they use a federally designed registration form. An initial hearing in the case is set for Monday afternoon, February 22.
It's hard to envision why the DOJ would target the EAC simply for following the enacted law of the states in question except a desire to allow non-citzens to register and vote. Most specifically because:
Under Article I, Section 2 and the Seventeenth Amendment to the Constitution, states have the power to set the “Qualification requisite for electors.” As with many issues, the Left disdains the balance the Framers adopted in the Constitution and objects to this delegation of power to the states. They prefer to see power over elector eligibility centralized in Washington, D.C.
The EAC is fulfilling its duties to the states as required. The DOJ is actively encouraging and participating in efforts to keep the EAC from doing so and thereby attempting to disenfranchise citizen voters by allowing non-citizens to register and vote.