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On Thursday, several groups including the Republican National Committee moved to intervene in two lawsuits to defend an Arizona law that requires proof of citizenship to vote. The law, which outlines steps to prevent non-citizens from voting in Arizona, is being challenged by the progressive Mi Familia Vota, and the open border group, Living United for Change in Arizona.

The Republican National Committee (RNC) is joined by the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), the Republican Party of Arizona (RPAZ), and the Mohave and Gila County Republican Parties in the defense of the law.

According to AZ FREE News, “Mi Familia Vota, received help in its lawsuit from the lawyer behind the Russiagate hoax, Marc Elias.”

“American elections should be decided by American citizens: full stop. When it comes to non-citizens voting, Democrats are trying to change the rules of the game because their radical ideas won’t win on an even playing field. We’re proud to join with a Republican coalition to protect Arizona’s elections and hold Democrats accountable for their underhanded election tactics,” said RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel.

“The Republican Party of Arizona is fighting tooth and nail to stop the radical Left’s efforts to allow illegal immigrants and other non-citizens to vote. There could be no more critical issue than ensuring every ballot cast comes from an eligible U.S. citizen voter. It’s frankly shocking that the Democrats have moved so far left that they no longer believe this, a bedrock principle of our republic,” said Republican Party of Arizona Chairwoman Dr. Kelli Ward.

This isn’t the first time that RNC has engaged to help protect the integrity of Arizona’s elections, including the recent monumental Supreme Court win in DNC v. Brnovich which upheld Arizona’s ban on ballot harvesting. The RNC says it will continue to litigate in Arizona to ensure the integrity of the state’s elections.

Former Arizona Supreme Court justice Andrew Gould earlier called the claims made by Mi Familia Vota and Living United for Change in Arizona (LUCHA) unsupported by the facts nor the law, and that HB2492 is constitutional.

“The current lawsuits appear to assume that it is unconstitutional to disenfranchise non-citizens,” Gould told the Arizona Daily Independent in April after the legislation, HB2492, was passed by the Arizona Legislature.

“Of course, non-citizens have never had a right to vote under the Constitution, and so it is absurd to argue that HB2492 takes away a legal, constitutional right to vote from anyone.”

“Requiring proof of citizenship to vote is a neutral, reasonable, non-discriminatory restriction that operates to exclude one group: non-citizens,” Gould concluded.

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