Attention Arizona election officials US Citizens and potential voters, You either can or cannot vote, Registration not equivalent to voting, Must be US Citizen to vote
“The certification of Arizona’s FALSE results is unethical and knowingly participating in the corruption that has disenfranchised AZ voters,” …Jenna Ellis
“We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.”…Abraham Lincoln
“”If there’s no meaning in it,” said the king, “that saves a world of trouble, you know, as we needn’t try to find any.”” …”Alice in Wonderland” Alice’s Evidence
Lewis Carroll in “Alice in Wonderland” has nothing on the State of Arizona.
If you find yourself shaking your head or cleaning your eyeglasses as you read this don’t be surprised.
This came to Citizen Wells attention from the November 30, 2020 Arizona election hearing.
AZ state rep Kelly Townsend stated that 4,100 people voted a “federal ballot” meaning they registered without proof of US Citizenship.
Citizen Wells February 10, 2021.
“16-161. Official record of registration; federal form; reporting
“B. On the dates prescribed by section 16-168, subsection G, the county recorder shall report to the secretary of state and shall prominently post on the recorder’s website the number of persons who are registered to vote using the federal or state voter registration form and who have not provided proof of citizenship to the county recorder and, after each general election, shall post on the recorder’s website the number of ballots cast by those persons who were eligible to vote a ballot containing federal offices only.””
Kelly Townsend sponsored HB2039 which provides for recording federal only ballots.
Citizen Wells observation
It appears that people were confusing the ability to register with the federal form without citizenship proof with the ability to vote. Those people include high level state officials and at least one US judge.
Who can vote in US and AZ?
From the US Government
You must be a U.S. citizen to vote in federal, state, or local elections.
You can vote in U.S. elections if you:
- Are a U.S. citizen
- Meet your state’s residency requirements
- You can be homeless and still meet these requirements.
- Are 18 years old on or before Election Day
- In almost every state, you can register to vote before you turn 18 if you will be 18 by Election Day. See a table of voter registration age requirements by state.
- Are registered to vote by your state’s voter registration deadline. North Dakota does not require voter registration.
- Non-citizens, including permanent legal residents
- Some people with felony convictions. Rules vary by state. Check with your state elections office about the laws in your state.
- Some people who are mentally incapacitated. Rules vary by state.
- For president in the general election: U.S. citizens residing in U.S. territories
16-101. Qualifications of registrant; definition
“A. Every resident of the state is qualified to register to vote if he:
1. Is a citizen of the United States.”
The law is clear!
So, how did we get to this?
Arizona Secretary of State site
“Important Information Regarding Proof of Citizenship
A person must be a U.S. citizen in order to register and vote.
A person who submits valid proof of citizenship with his or her voter registration form (regardless of the type of form submitted) is entitled to vote in all federal, state, county and local elections in which he or she is eligible. The voter registration form otherwise must be sufficiently complete.
A person is not required to submit proof of citizenship with the voter registration form, but failure to do so means the person will only be eligible to vote in federal elections (known as being a “federal only” voter). A “federal only” voter will become eligible to vote a “full ballot” in all federal, state, county and local elections if he or she later provides valid proof of citizenship to the appropriate County Recorder’s office.
Federal only voters may use the Federal Voter Registration form, available here:”
US Supreme Court June 17, 2013 opinion
“The Supreme Court held that NVRA preempts other voter registration requirements. To allow states to impose additional requirements would allow them to reject voter registrations applicants who met the federal requirements to vote, which would defeat the purpose of the Act.”
The Supreme Court only addressed the registration. Voting requirements still intact.
AZ SOS Ken Bennett created “two tiered” voting system
“Bennett created the system last year after the U.S. Supreme Court said Arizona can’t require additional identification from voters using the federal “motor-voter” form. Attorney General Tom Horne said that conflicted with state law requiring proof of citizenship.
So Arizona let people who didn’t provide ID vote just for federal races, meaning they couldn’t vote for statewide officers such as the governor or state legislators. Instead, those who registered using only the federal form were given ballots with only U.S. House of Representatives races on them.”
Citizen Wells opinion
Apparently what SOS Bennett did was without a change to Arizona Statutes.
It was an over reaction to the Supreme Court opinion.
It was illegal and unconstitutional.
The requirements for registration are not identical to those for voting.
US District Court Judge David Campbell confused too?
Consent decree June 18, 2018
“Provision of DPOC After the Submission of a State Form Application.
Applicants who do not submit DPOC with their State Form application and do not have DPOC on file with MVD, and are notified by the applicable County Recorder that they will be Fed Only Voters unless and until they submit DPOC, may submit valid DPOC to become a Full Ballot Voter.”
“Federal Form Applications. Within thirty days after entry of this Consent
Decree, the Secretary shall provide written guidance to the County Recorders to
promptly register all applicants who submit their Federal Form application with valid DPOC as Full Ballot Voters and promptly register all applicants who submit their Federal Form application without valid DPOC as Fed Only Voters.”
All of the people involved in the above decisions should be drug tested immediately and/or removed from office.
Alice may not have survived this “blunderland.”