Supreme Court Rules on AZ Voting Rights Case

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This story is developing and will be updated as more information becomes available.

Thursday morning the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Arizona’s voting rights case, upholding two voting restrictions in the state. The court split between its more and conservative-leaning and liberal-leaning justices 6-3.

The case was brought by the Democratic National Committee and backed by Arizona’s Democrat Secretary of State Katie Hobbs.

The Hill reports:

One Arizona policy at issue in Thursday’s case requires provisional ballots cast in the wrong precinct to be discarded. The second measure makes it illegal for most third parties to deliver ballots for others, a practice critics refer to as “ballot harvesting.”

Thursday’s ruling comes eight years after the Shelby County v. Holder decision, which dealt with another provision of the Voting Rights Act. There, the court eliminated the government’s preclearance authority under Section 5 of the law, which had allowed the Department of Justice (DOJ) to screen proposed changes to voting procedures in states with a history of racial discrimination in elections.

In striking down the preclearance requirement in 2013, Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for a 5-4 majority, said the Voting Rights Act could continue to guard against racially discriminatory voting laws after-the-fact through Section 2 of the law, the provision at issue in Thursday’s case.

The challenge to Arizona’s voting restrictions marked the first time the Supreme Court addressed a vote-denial lawsuit brought under Section 2, which bars discrimination on the basis of race, color or membership in a language minority group. Proving a violation requires showing either that lawmakers intended discrimination, or that a voting restriction has a discriminatory impact.



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FrankWBrown
FrankWBrown
10 months ago

Maybe scotus got tired of being called COWARDS, which they ARE!

Phil Hammersley
Phil Hammersley
10 months ago

Only CROOKS want all these illegally cast and/or accumulated votes to be counted. (CROOKS=DIMMS)
To cover up their corruption, DIMMs claim that blacks are too dumb to get voter IDs and everyone is too dumb to know in which precinct to cast their votes!

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
10 months ago

Dems need to stop saying that. The polling shows overwhelmingly that people want voter ID, even the blacks are on board with that.
If I was black, I would be insulted by all the DNC assumptions about this race. Yet, they vote for them. INSANITY!

John Procidano
John Procidano
10 months ago

The Democrats claim blacks are stupid. First, that will upset the blacks and knowing that, the democrats can use it to their advantage. That is to throw the rest of us off, mentally. They are blowing smoke and some are actually dumb enough to suck it in. the fact remains, blacks are equally smart as all others. Let That Sink In. . .

barb2554
barb2554
10 months ago

Some sanity, at last! Lets keep it going. Time to give a huge blow to the Democratic power grabs being peddled HR1 and SR1.

cactusbob
cactusbob
10 months ago

Does this mean that the nation might have a Supreme Court after all? It’s a step in the right direction, and the DNC might learn that they have to prove something, rather than just state it. The decent justices have apparently accepted that the Democrats lie a lot.

Mario
10 months ago

Democratic national committee has been been trying tooth and nail to end any type of audit or voter ID from becoming state law. They are using the liberal media clowns to speak of injustice and discrimination and racism and poor blacks are being discriminated against and to put a kicker in the pot they’ve put the Latino to bolster their claims of discrimination. Democratic Party has hoodwink minorities into believing that’ll be there for you and is a bunch of bulls**t

James Hutchins
James Hutchins
10 months ago

Don’t mess with the AZ

CountryBoy
CountryBoy
10 months ago

Now somebody in California NEEDS to challenge Ballot Harvesting in their state…

anniedawn
10 months ago
Reply to  CountryBoy

We are trying to unload our narcissistic governor, Newsom. Unfortunately our braindead legislature add NEW rules to give him an edge. Democrats are sneaky lowlifes.

Jawad
Jawad
10 months ago

May the spirit of ARIZONA spread to every State in the Union! Away with the election fraud and dead people voting!

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
10 months ago

This decision came just in time as the DOJ is getting ready to go after Georgia. Praise God the court saw clarity in this case.
Governors need to clean out their voter rolls, period! For the life of me, I DON’T understand the length of time given to vote prior to election day????? Only reason…… to cheat!

anniedawn
10 months ago

The National Voter Registration Act under Section 8 requires states to make a reasonable effort to remove the names of ineligible voters from official lists due to “the death of the registrant” or “change of residence of the registrant” and requires states to ensure “NON-CITIZENS” are not registered to vote. LA county in CA. had a possible 1.6 million ineligible voters. Judicial Watch sued them in court and won and they had to clean up their voter rolls. The rolls had not been cleaned up in 20 years. There were 10 more CA counties with similar problems. ‘

Beverly Robinson
10 months ago

Voter ID is a must. Real time voting should only be allowed. Votes from each state machine goes into one big computer that is visual to all to watch on a televised screen. When the poling is done, that is the end of the count for that state. Early voting has to be counted the day before so no oh we have to wait to see if any other votes come in. Nope it is too late. They will need to get their ballet in the mail earlier next time.

Marie Grace
Marie Grace
10 months ago

It is imperative that the U. S. Supreme Court get back to ONLY interpreting the Laws…Not making Laws. That is not their right or duty. It is only to interpret as The United States Constitution or LEGAL Congressional Laws state. The Supreme Court forgets they are UNDER the jurisdiction of the Congress and Senate…and the Congress and Senate are UNDER the jurisdiction of the PEOPLE…

Marie Grace
Marie Grace
10 months ago

This was a good ruling…give the Supreme Court kudo’s for getting it right…

PATTY
10 months ago

THIS WAS GOOD…..NOW GET TO THE REST OF THE VOTING PROBLEMS!!!!!!!!! THE PROOF IS THERE???????!!!!!!!!

Dee S
10 months ago

More and more fraud information coming out that show just how wicked and evil the Left has become. They will stop at nothing to steal and cheat elections. Its time to uphold laws!

D adkison.
10 months ago
Reply to  Dee S

They found that the mail in ballots count was way off , because they have thousands of ballots missing. The votes were counted, but no ballots to show for whom they voted.

True American
True American
10 months ago

SCOTUS can’t be trusted. Watch your back.

Joe from Georgia
Joe from Georgia
10 months ago

It’s about time the Supreme Court grew a spine and did its job. They should have had a spine in November. When we had camera footage of pool workers sending people home for the night and then pool workers pull out suitcases of ballots Hid under tables and counted them. The SCOTUS should have taken that case and thrown out the mail in ballots. The decisions in AZ should set the ground work in other states to discard illegal ballots.

Hiram Cooper
10 months ago

Is voter ID required in Arizona?

Jawad
Jawad
10 months ago

Three cheers for Arizona! ‘Arizona took off its rainbow shades!’ Ha ha ha!

Carol
Carol
10 months ago

The Supreme Court HSOULD HAVE stepped up at the beginning to UPHOLD the integrity of the 2020 Election as a REDO.

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