Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Voting Rules that Restrict Ballot Harvesting Despite Challenge from Democrats
By Fox News // July 1, 2021
Supreme Court voted 6-3
(FOX NEWS) – The Supreme Court upheld Arizona voting rules that restrict ballot harvesting and the submission of provisional ballots outside of one’s home precinct, following a challenge from the Democratic National Committee.
In a 6-3 decision on Tuesday, the court ruled that neither the policy requiring provisional ballots to be completely disregarded if submitted at the wrong precinct nor the law making it a felony to submit another person’s ballot (with limited exceptions) violate Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.
The decision overturned a ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
“[N]either Arizona’s out-of-precinct rule nor its ballot-collection law violates §2 of the VRA,” Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the court’s opinion, in which he was joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett.
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