ACLU Sues Kansas Over Voter Registration Rules
Ortiz, 35, says he served in the U.S. military for 13 years but the state barred him from registering to vote due to its documentary proof-of-citizenship requirement. “I joined the military to help protect American freedoms, yet now I’m being denied the most fundamental right in our democracy,” Ortiz said in a statement issued by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Kansas. Hutchinson, a 46-year-old U.S. citizen who has lived in Kansas his entire life, learned last year that he was on the suspense list, according to Thursday’s lawsuit. Even though Hutchinson later showed his U.S. passport to the Department of Motor Vehicles, he still remained on the suspense list for purported failure to provide documentary proof of citizenship, he claims.
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