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Supreme Court: NVRA Pre-empts Arizona's Proof of Citizenship Law
June 17 - In a 7-2 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that the NVRA preempts an Arizona law requiring documentation of citizenship to accompany voter registration forms. The case is Arizona v. The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc.
Wisconsin Appeals Court Reverses Lower Court in Voter ID Case
May 30 - In an opinion released today in League of Women Voters of Wisconsin v. Walker, a three-judge panel of Wisconsin's 4th District Court of Appeals reversed the decision of the lower court, which issued a permanent injunction last year blocking the state's voter ID law from taking effect. Contrary to the lower court's decision, the court of appeals determined that the plaintiffs had not met their burden of proving that the voter ID law violated their rights under the Wisconsin Constitution. Wisconsin's 2nd District Court of Appeals has yet to rule on the same issue in Milwaukee Branch of the NAACP v. Walker. Two cases involving federal constitutional issues are also pending in U.S. District Courts: Frank v. Walker and Jones v. Deininger.
Ohio Secretary of State Releases Report on Voter Fraud
May 23 - Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted released a report today on voter fraud in Ohio during the 2012 general election. In a press release, Husted stated that while voter fraud does exist in Ohio, "it is not an epidemic." According to the report, 135 voter fraud cases have been referred to law enforcement for possible prosecution. Twenty of these cases involved voters attempting to vote in Ohio and another state. The report shows that 115 cases were referred to local Ohio county prosecutors. According to Husted as quoted in the Columbus Dispatch, most of these cases involved voters attempting to vote twice within the state, and in a "majority" of instances, only one vote was counted.