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PolitiFact takes a look at Sen. Alan Hays' comments about illegal immigrants voting



Sen. Alan Hays upset many Democrats when he made this comment at a recent Senate reapportionment committee meeting.

"Before we design a district anywhere in the state of Florida for Hispanic voters, we need to ascertain that they are citizens of the United States. We all know there are many Hispanic speaking people in Florida that are not legal, and I just don't think that it's right that we try to draw a district that encompasses people that really have no business voting anyhow. If we know registered voters are people who have proven their citizenship then that's a completely different story, but I'm not aware of any proof of citizenship necessary before you register to vote."

PolitiFact Florida takes a look at Hays' claim that proof of citizenship isn't necessary to register to vote.

[Last modified: Friday, November 4, 2011 9:53am]


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