Voting Rights and Issues
As State and National elections draw ever closer, more information on voting rights, law changes and court battles are coming to light.
It might be wise to have a forum topic devoted to Voting Rights Issues to keep track of what is going on as we approach our elections.
Here is an article listing many state voting rights issues.
Here is a good article explains the most recent Arizona voting rights issues:
Arizona violated the Voting Rights Act by barring voters from delivering the early ballots of neighbors, friends and others to polling places, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.
The policy against so-called "ballot harvesting" disproportionately affects American Indian, Hispanic and African American voters, a majority of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said.
Republicans who control the Legislature enacted the policy with the intent of suppressing turnout among voters from minority groups, the court decided.
And in a victory for Democrats, who challenged the 2016 law, the court also said the state's policy of discarding the provisional ballots of voters who turn up at the wrong precinct is illegal, too.
The court was divided in its ruling, with four judges on the 11-judge panel dissenting. Attorney General Mark Brnovich said he will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court as Arizona approaches what is bound to be a hard-fought election in which the outcomes of major races could hinge on a few thousand votes.
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