Ban on Ballot Harvesting Means Victory for Arizona Voters
PHOENIX – This morning Arizona Republican Party Chairman Robert Graham thanked the United States Supreme Court for overturning a lower court ruling, made just yesterday, that would have overturned Arizona’s ban on ballot harvesting for Tuesday’s election. Ballot harvesting is a practice used by some political campaigns and other groups to collect ballots from voters by going door-to-door and approaching voters to ask for their ballots.
“Ballot harvesting was banned because it threatened the integrity of our elections, and the Supreme Court has determined that Arizona voters are entitled to protections that create honest elections,” said Robert Graham, Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party. “These harvesters were associated with political causes and campaigns and left the door wide open for voter fraud. With this decision by the Supreme Court, that door has been closed and the ban is in effect for this election. Nobody has the right to undermine the very foundation of our democracy: honest elections. We have every confidence that our elections officials, poll workers, party members, and voters will be fully respectful of our laws designed to ensure the integrity of our elections.”
The case is AZ SEC. OF STATE’S OFFICE, ET AL. V. FELDMAN, LESLIE, ET AL.
SCOTUS order is here.