State of Arizona

Arizona Ballot Order

Mecinas v. Hobbs

Lawsuit brought by the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) and others against Arizona challenging a ballot order statute which requires that candidates affiliated with the same political party as the gubernatorial candidate who won the most votes in a particular county are listed first on that county’s ballots. The complaint alleges that the statute unduly burdens the right to vote in violation of the First and 14th Amendments and treats similarly situated candidates differently without sufficient justification in violation of the 14th Amendment. The Democratic groups appealed to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals after the district court dismissed the case. Litigation is ongoing.

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