Reuters reports thousands of voters are facing problems in Kansas. They’re in limbo. Their voting privileges have been suspended until they can prove they’re American citizens.
This requirement has been in place in Kansas for three years but Reuters decided to illustrate how unfair it is. So they showcased the plight of a 37-year-old hotel manager. The guy moves from state to state due to his job. After arriving in Kansas, he went to the motor vehicle department, got a driver’s license, and registered to vote. He was shocked when he wasn’t on the voter rolls for the 2014 election. The poor guy didn’t know he had to provide proof of citizenship.
According to a Reuters “analysis” three groups are hardest hit by the law. Young voters, because they don’t “have access” to documents needed to prove citizenship. “The unaffiliated” (what ever the hell that is) and Democrats are supposedly the other two hardest-hit groups, in the “Republican-controlled state.”
I guess Republicans know the secret password to get the right documents, and they’re not sharing it, is that it?
The law has been challenged in court, but has managed to survive. This upsets a guy named Pratt Wiley, who’s “the director of voter expansion” for the DNC. Wiley says voting rules like photo ID laws have expanded in Republican states, but the one that gets him “most nervous” is the citizenship requirement in Kansas.
Mr. Pratt, why would a citizenship requirement make you Democrats so nervous? What in the world is there to be nervous about citizenship?