Infuriated when Harry Reid is re elected during the 2010 fall election, the Republican National Committee decides to take matters into its own hands. In 2011, the House of Representatives passes a new Freedom isn t Free Act that requires that anyone who wants to vote in the 2012 presidential election must prove that they paid at least $200 in federal income tax in the past year, including people aged 18 (who typically are deducted on their parents returns and do not pay income tax). Anyone who received the earned income credit is barred from voting unless they return the payment from the government. Proof of payment of the tax can be made by showing a copy of the prior year s W2, a copy of the prior year s tax return, or a signed statement from the IRS stating that the payment of more than $200 in federal income tax has been made. Citizens who do not pay taxes can still vote if they donate $200.00 to the federal government as voluntary income tax and get a statement from the IRS that they have done so. The law sunsets on December 31, 2012. List two bases under which someone impacted by this law could argue to have the law overturned
Infuriated when Harry Reid is re elected during the 2010 fall election, the Republican National Committee decides to take matters into its own hands.