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Brewer backs Salmon bill on voter registration

Gov. Jan Brewer (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)

Gov. Jan Brewer (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)

Gov. Jan Brewer is voicing support for an Arizona congressman’s bill to allow states to require citizenship documents from all people registering to vote.

The Arizona Republic reports that Brewer sent a letter this week to Republican Rep. Matt Salmon in support of his bill that’s a response to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

The high court’s ruling said Arizona can require proof of citizenship from people registering to vote only when they’re using state registration forms. The ruling said the documents can’t be required when people use a federal registration form.

Brewer says it’s the responsibility of state and local governments to protect the voting process and that she backs efforts by Salmon to ensure that only citizens are voting.

The bill awaits a hearing in Congress.

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