PRESS RELEASE–SCOTUS Ruling on Congressional Districts Troubling to People of Arizona
Scottsdale, AZ – A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that illegal immigrants and other non-citizens can be counted when states draw their legislative districts, shooting down a challenge by Texas residents who said their own voting power was being diluted.
Conservatives across the country are outraged at this development, and Alex Meluskey, the small businessman challenging Senator John McCain for the U.S. Senate seat representing Arizona, has weighed in:
“While the ruling does not allow for non-citizens to vote, it does create unbalanced districts,” Mr. Meluskey said. “Now, legal citizens will not have equal representation in Congress. Our system of electing our representatives is one based on a proportional representation system, so I find it rather troubling that eight justices have completely ignored this fact.”
“The Supreme Court justices have either ignored or in a worse case purposely diluted the principle of one person, one vote,” Meluskey added. “This ruling allows for non-citizens, who do not have a constitutional right to vote, to unequivocally alter the even representation of the people. This is an obviously bad ruling, especially for a state like Arizona, which is already struggling to deal with the current problems associated with the influx of illegal immigrants.”
Small businessman, radio host and FAIRtax champion Alex Meluskey is running a grassroots campaign to take on sitting U.S. Senator John McCain in the Arizona Republican Primary in the same vein as now-Congressman Dave Brat’s historic 2014 takedown of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Mr. Meluskey is taking on the establishment in Washington, D.C. and an entrenched 5-term Senator at a time when America needs new ideas to solve our nation’s challenges.
For more information or to arrange an interview with Alex Meluskey, please contact Ryan Hughes at Rhughes@SBPublicAffairs.com or (703) 739-5920.