TOPEKA, Kan. - A legislative effort to repeal a Kansas law requiring new voters to show proof of U.S. citizenship when registering has stalled. The House refused Tuesday to consider a proposal to rescind the policy, which took effect in January.
The proposal from Wichita Democrat Jim Ward would have allowed new voters to simply affirm that they are citizens, rather than requiring them to produce papers.
The Republican-controlled House ruled the proposal out of order. Ward offered it as an amendment to a bill revising a law on sentencing of some convicted murderers.
The registration law is designed to prevent non-citizens from voting. But the registrations of more than 15,000 legal Kansas residents are on hold because they have yet to provide proper documents.
We are spending too much time on something that should be a given. We require ID to get on aircraft, in the doctors office, in the emergency room, ect. Why do we have a problem with this?
If we do not want to provide ID in this age of computers why don't we just take a photo and their finger prints and then we can compare them to existing documentation and find out if they are registered? If they are not a resident we have all the information to issue a bench warrant for their arrest and prosecution. Seems simple to me.
Yahoo!!!!! If one cannot take the time to show their citizenship...in order to vote...are not proud of their country. Those who are not citizens, of course, will not provide documents...They just want to slip through the system. Even third world countries check for citizenship. i know I lived in one and had to show my immigration status all the time - and I could NOT vote
My question is always "Why is it the Democrats that constantly fight voter ID?" They have a purpose behind their continued fight on this. Even the Democrats require ID to enter their offices, attend their townhalls, or practically every function they attend that they are around the citizens they work for. The other thing is if the 15,000 LEGAL Kansas residents can't provide documentation then how does anyone know that they are LEGAL?
It's just the right thing to do!!
Can you say fraud?
The Democratic strategy is to pander to the illegals, get them to come to the polls and vote them in. How can they vote for the Dems if they have to prove citizenship first. The next thing you know, they will be allowing mail in votes from Mexico City. Shameful progressives.