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RNC and Arizona GOP Challenge Court Decision Allowing Non-Citizens to Vote in Arizona

•, By Jim Hoft

The appeal, filed on May 8, challenges the court's ruling that prevents the state from requiring documentary proof of citizenship for presidential elections or mail-in voting.

The legal action intends to reinforce measures against the participation of non-citizens in Arizona's elections, a move that the committees believe will uphold the integrity of the electoral process.

In February, Judge Susan Bolton of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona ruled in favor of maintaining two critical laws, HB 2492 and HB 2243, passed in 2022, which the RNC celebrated as a "landmark legal development for election integrity," Epoch Times reported.

However, Bolton's decision also prevents Arizona from enforcing documentary proof of citizenship for voting in presidential elections or by mail, a point of contention for the RNC and the Arizona GOP.

"The U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona struck down an Arizona requirement that individuals seeking to register to vote must list their birthplace as a prerequisite to registering to vote," according to the press release.

"The court ruled that the birthplace requirement of House Bill 2492 violated a federal law that prevents election officials from rejecting voting materials for errors or omissions that are not material to determining a registrant's qualifications to vote. The court previously ruled that Arizona may not require documentary proof of citizenship to vote in a federal election."