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Advocates blast Supreme Court decision upholding Arizona election laws

The Supreme Court Thursday rejected claims that Arizona’s ballot-harvesting and out-of-precinct election rules discriminate against minority voters, a ruling that one critic said “takes a sledgehammer” to equal voting protections. The 6-3 ruling said that while the state laws may result in some voters’ ballots being rejected, they do not “exceed the usual burdens of voting” and

Elections

Supreme Court weighs voting rights in a pivotal Arizona case

The Maricopa County Election Department counts ballots in Phoenix on Nov. 5, 2020. Arizona’s election laws are the subject of a pending Supreme Court decision. Olivier Touron/AFP via Getty Images  Cornell William Clayton, Washington State University and Michael Ritter, Washington State University Would you vote by mail if you had to drive hours to a

Elections

Florida gov signs GOP voting law critics call ‘un-American’

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a wide-ranging list of new voting restrictions into law Thursday, staging a misleading, made-for-TV ceremony meant to tout his credentials on a top priority for the Republican Party’s conservative base. At a live bill-signing event aired exclusively on Fox News, DeSantis said the new law would prevent fraud and restore

Legal Beat

Supreme Court hears Arizona voting law case with national implications

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich told the Supreme Court Tuesday that voting laws struck down for reflecting the state’s “long and unhappy history of official discrimination” are really no more than “common-sense and commonplace” voting protections. But critics argue that Arizona laws banning ballot-collection and out-of-precinct voting impose substantial burdens on Black, Latino and Native

Elections

Ballot Harvesting – Brnovich v DNC

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) will review a case challenging Arizona’s election integrity laws concerning ballot harvesting and out-of-precinct voting. In 2016, Arizona passed HB 2023 to restrict ballot harvesting in Arizona unless the person collecting the ballot is a family member, a person living in the same household, or a caregiver. Since the

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