Tamron Hall Gets Supreme Court Ruling Wrong

AZ law compelled citizens to produce proof of citizenship to register, not actually vote

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MSNBC anchor and "frequent" co-host of NBC's "Today" Tamron Hall mischaracterized today's Supreme Court decision on Arizona's voter proof of citizenship requirement Monday on "News Nation."

Hall claimed the Arizona law required voters to show proof of citizenship to vote in federal elections:

TAMRON HALL: […] The Supreme Court struck down a controversial Arizona law that required voters to show proof of citizenship to vote in federal elections. […]

However, a closer look at the Arizona law and the Supreme Court's decision reveals Hall's statement is inaccurate.

The Arizona law required proof of citizenship when registering to vote on both state and federal forms, but did not compel citizens to produce proof of citizenship when actually voting.

Additionally, the Supreme Court left the Arizona proof of citizenship requirement on state forms intact. As a remedy, Justice Scalia suggested Arizona petition the U.S. Election Assistance Commission to include a proof of citizenship requirement on the Arizona federal voter registration form.

The distinction seemed lost on Hall, who may have been better served to actually watch her own network's coverage of the ruling this morning:

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