After dismissing Arizona Public Interest Ballot Cure, the Trump campaign filed an identical lawsuit. This challenge is based on social media allegations that claim voters’ ballots did not count if they used a Sharpie, despite county officials strongly denying this claim.
Right-wing lawsuit regarding social media allegations claiming that voters were deprived of their voting rights because they used sharpies to fill out their ballots, despite the county officials strongly denying these claims.
In 2016, the DNC, DSCC and others challenged two provisions of Arizona law: (1) a 2016 law that criminalized the practice of ballot collection, and (2) Arizona’s wholesale rejection of ballots cast in the wrong precinct. The Ninth Circuit held that the law was enacted with the intent to discriminate against minority voters, and struck down Arizona’s practice of entirely discarding ballots cast in the wrong precinct. The AG appealed the case to SCOTUS, who will hear the case in 2021.
Challenging Arizona over its mail ballot deadline law and practice that systematically disenfranchise voters in general and Hispanic and Latino voters in particular. Arizona requires ballots to be received by 7 p.m. on Election Day. The Election Day Receipt Deadline has particularly profound implications for Arizona’s Hispanic and Latino voters. In rural counties Hispanic and Latino voters are five to six times more likely to be disenfranchised than white voters. We settled with the state, who agreed to expand early voting and outreach efforts to these communities.