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Thu Apr 8, 2021, 05:52 AM

FFRF lawsuit ends religious test to register to vote in Alabama

FFRF sued the Alabama secretary of state last October on behalf of four Alabama citizens who encountered and objected to a religious test to register to vote.

Now that the state of Alabama has amended all its voter registration forms to allow citizens to opt out of the religious oath, both online and in printed forms, the national state/church watchdog is voluntarily dismissing its federal lawsuit challenging the uniquely Alabamian mandatory religious voter registration oath.

“The Alabama secretary of state excludes Alabama citizens from being able to vote if they are unable to swear a religious oath,” stated the suit. “The secretary of state’s official policy is to hinder the registration of voters who are unable to swear ‘so help me God.’ This policy violates the rights of the plaintiffs and others under the First and 14th Amendments to the United States Constitution.”

As part of a settlement, the secretary of state has amended all of the voter registration forms to allow voters to avoid swearing a religious oath. The new “mail in” form provides a check box that says, “OPTIONAL: Because of a sincerely held belief, I decline to include the final four words of the oath above.”

...https://ffrf.org/news/news-releases/item/38678-breaking-news-ffrf-lawsuit-ends-religious-test-to-register-to-vote-in-alabama

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Response to progressoid (Original post)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 06:02 AM

1. K&R, so help me ...

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Response to progressoid (Original post)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 06:24 AM

2. Forward progress, but an affirmation would be a whole lot simpler.

I, , swear or affirm, under penalty of perjury...


That's not so hard, is it?

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Response to progressoid (Original post)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 07:47 AM

3. i wont even say that in court

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Response to progressoid (Original post)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 04:24 PM

4. FFRF is great! Nt

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