POLITICS
08/21/2013 04:00 pm ET Updated Oct 21, 2013

Arizona, Kansas Sue U.S. To Force Tough Voter ID Rules

Aug 21 (Reuters) - Kansas and Arizona filed a lawsuit against the U.S. federal government on Wednesday seeking court approval for the two states to require proof of U.S. citizenship when registering to vote, according to a court filing.

The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Topeka, Kansas, by the two Republican-led states accuses an agency of President Barack Obama's Democratic administration of preventing them from enforcing state laws aimed at preventing illegal immigrants from voting.

(Reporting By David Schwartz in Phoenix and David Bailey in Minneapolis; Writing by Greg McCune; Editing by Cynthia Johnston)

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