Rule on Iowa voter citizenship draws fire at public hearing

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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2013 12:00 am

DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz said Wednesday that he has no intention of withdrawing a proposed new rule that establishes a process for removing voters from registration rolls if they can't prove citizenship.

The rule drew strong criticism at a public hearing last week in which 40 people spoke against it. Some of the same critics spoke at the Legislature's Administrative Rules Review Committee hearing Wednesday.

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