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U.S. appeals court to hear challenge to proof-of-citizenship voting requirement

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ghts groups asked a federal appeals court panel in Washington on Thursday to toss out proof-of-citizenship requirements in Kansas, Alabama and Georgia for people who use a federal form to register to vote, saying the change could lead to the “mass disenfranchisement” of tens of thousands of applicants in the November general election.

'With voter registration deadlines bearing down in the three states — beginning in Georgia on Oct. 11 [when the early voting season begins] — the three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit did not say when it would rule. However, at least two members seemed skeptical of the states’ case, which is being challenged by the League of Women Voters, the NAACP in Georgia and other groups.”

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