Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Voting Rules in Heated Voting Rights Decision
(Worthy News) – In its first statement about voting rights since 2013, the Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a pair of Arizona voting regulations and gave a boost to Republican lawmakers enacting new election rules following the 2020 election.
The two rules at issue disqualify votes cast at the wrong precinct and limit third-party ballot collection, which critics call “ballot harvesting.” The real flash point in Thursday’s case is the framework judges should use to identify voting procedures that violate Section Two of the Voting Rights Act, the focal point of election litigation.
Justice Samuel Alito delivered the opinion for a six justice majority over the dissent of Justice Elena Kagan for the liberal trio. The decision announced limits on the reach of the Voting Rights Act. [ Source: Washington Times (Read More…) ]