Dems Fume: ‘Dark Day in Supreme Court History’ – Biden ‘Deeply Dissapointed’ over AZ Voting Rules UPHELD by SCOTUS

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The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld Arizona voting regulations designed to protect against fraud. The six conservative justices voted in the majority 


 The Democratic National Committee challenged the following Arizona voting laws:

  • An ‘out-of-precinct’ policy that prohibits provisional ballots from being counted if they weren’t cast at a voter’s designated polling place
  • The Supreme Court ruled the ‘out of precinct policy’ does ‘not exceed usual burdens of voting’ 
  • A ban on third parties submitting ballots – or ‘ballot harvesting’ – outside of certain people including a voter’s family and household, mail carriers and caregivers.
  • The justices argued that these measures ‘deter potential fraud and improves voter confidence’  

The Democrats said these measures discriminated against racial minorities.

Justice Alito said he would ‘decline’ to ‘announce a test’ on that could determine whether other Republican laws violate the Voting Rights Act. 

Alito wrote: ‘Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act provides vital protection against discriminatory voting rules, and no one suggests that discrimination in voting has been extirpated or that the threat has been eliminated. But [the sectio] does not deprive the States of their authority to establish non-discriminatory voting rules 

‘Today is a win for election integrity safeguards in Arizona and across the country,’ Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said in a statement following the court’s ruling. 

‘Fair elections are the cornerstone of our republic, and they start with rational laws that protect both the right to vote and the accuracy of the results.’ 

Liberal justices Elena Kagan, Stephen Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor dissented from the decision. 

‘What is tragic here is that the Court has (yet again) rewritten — in order to weaken — a statute that stands as a monument to America’s greatness, and protects against its basest impulses,’ wrote Kagan for the minority.

‘What is tragic is that the Court has damaged a statute designed to bring about ‘the end of discrimination in voting.’ 

‘I respectfully dissent.’

Democrat Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said the ruling was ‘jaw-dropping’ and ‘unconscionable’ 

‘If you believe in open and fair democracy and the principle of one person, one vote, today is one of the darkest days in all of the Supreme Court’s history.’

Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell praised the ruling and said activists were attempting to overturn the laws by blaming racial discrimination.

‘Today, the Supreme Court affirmed that protections of the right to vote remain strong and that states are rightly empowered to administer and protect America’s elections.’ 

The ruling represented a victory for the Arizona Republican Party and Brnovich. They had appealed a lower court ruling that deemed the restrictions unlawful.

The case involves a 2016 Arizona law that…

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Original article posted by Rob Crilly at the UK Daily Mail. Title altered by Montana Daily Gazette.


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