JUST IN; Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Voter Restrictions | The United States Supreme Court ruled that Arizona’s voting restrictions do not violate the Voter Rights Act of 1965;
Notably, the “three liberal justices” dissented from the decision, while the court’s six conservative and moderate judges sided with Arizona’s plan to rein in the state’s expansive early and absentee voting rules.
- “The case involves a 2016 Arizona law that made it a crime to provide another person’s completed early ballot to election officials, with the exception of family members or caregivers. Community activists sometimes engage in ballot collection to facilitate voting and increase voter turnout.
- Ballot collection is legal in most states, with varying limitations. Republican critics call the practice ‘ballot harvesting,’” per Reuters.
- “The other restriction at issue was a longstanding Arizona policy that discards ballots cast in-person at a precinct other than the one to which a voter has been assigned. In some places, voters’ precincts are not the closest one to their home.”