Voting Rights Act

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Jun 6, 2023

Supreme Court tossed out heart of Voting Rights Act, next ruling could go further

Within hours of a U.S. Supreme Court decision dismantling a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, Texas lawmakers announced plans to implement a strict voter ID law that had been blocked by a federal court. Lawmakers in Alabama said they would press forward with a similar law that had been on hold, while the Supreme Court weakened another section of the Voting Rights Act with a ruling from Arizo[...]

Oct 26, 2022

Two lawsuits could provide legal tests for ballot box watchers

A pair of lawsuits filed this week are seeking to stop ballot box watchers from staking out drop boxes in Maricopa County.

Jun 28, 2022

Groups can fight law eliminating permanent early voting list

Voting rights groups can contest a 2021 state law that eliminates the state's permanent early voting list.

Sep 15, 2021

Redistricting panel OKs starting-point grid map

The Arizona commission charged with redrawing maps for congressional and legislative districts every decade approved its basic starting-point grid maps September 14, kicking off a months-long process with huge political implications where the boundaries will be heavily tweaked before being finalized.

Jul 30, 2021

Redistricting panel hits road for map input

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission is in the middle of a 17-day tour around the state, asking Arizonans what makes up their community of interest and how they think the state’s districts should be drawn

Jul 1, 2021

Supreme Court upholds AZ election restrictions

Arizona is going to get to keep its laws against "ballot harvesting'' and counting only votes cast within the proper precinct.

Jun 28, 2021

Supreme Court to rule on Arizona voting laws as term comes to close

It's not just the future of whether Arizona gets to keep its ban on "ballot harvesting'' that the U.S. Supreme Court will decide this week.

Jun 27, 2021

GOP candidate who lost in ’18 to run for governor

Republicans just got a fifth choice for governor. Steve Gaynor, who lost a race for secretary of state four years ago to Katie Hobbs, announced Friday he is now going after the top slot on the ballot.

Jun 11, 2021

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich enters US Senate race

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Thursday he's running for U.S. Senate, becoming the third major candidate seeking the Republican nomination to take on Democrat Mark Kelly.

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Mar 26, 2021

‘Ballot harvesting’ work of special interests

As the iconic voting rights hero Rep. John Lewis once said, “The right to vote is precious, almost sacred. It is the most powerful nonviolent tool or instrument in a democratic society.” As such, ballots should NEVER EVER be trifled with by anyone, at any time, under any circumstances.

Mar 16, 2021

U.S. House Takes Step to Restore Voting Rights

In Arizona and across the nation Republican politicians are engaging in a power grab – they are actively working to suppress the vote and discriminating against minority communities to stop regular people from having a say. Now is the moment to make the changes needed to restore our democracy.

Mar 2, 2021

Motive behind ‘ballot harvest’ law crux of SCOTUS debate

The question of whether Arizona gets to keep its ban on "ballot harvesting'' could turn on what was in the mind of a now-ejected state legislator who first proposed the law and how that affected his colleagues.