The Justice Department is trying to block a state law requiring voters to provide proof of American citizenship.

The Justice Department filed a lawsuit to block a law passed by the state of Arizona that requires voters to provide proof of U.S. citizenship in certain federal elections.

The Justice Department pointed out that a number of provisions of the state law contradict the provisions of the National Voter Registration Act and the Civil Rights Act. Earlier, the Ministry of Justice filed similar lawsuits against the states of Texas and Georgia.

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said he would fight in court: “I will come to court again to defend Arizona against the lawlessness of the Biden administration.”

In recent years, Arizona has repeatedly found itself in the epicenter of political battles over voter rights. After the last presidential election in Arizona, a massive recount was conducted, which confirmed that Joe Biden won more votes in this state than Donald Trump, no violations were revealed. After that, the Republican legislature deprived a number of powers of officials who managed the election process.

In 2005, Arizona passed a law that required new voters to provide proof of American citizenship. In 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the state does not have the right to apply this restriction to those who use the federal voter registration form. However, in Arizona, voters who did not provide proof of their citizenship were deprived of the right to participate in local elections.