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Some states are making it harder to vote, some easier - but it's too early to determine effect on 2022 vote

There’s been a good deal of crying foul about what are being called anti-democratic new state laws that make it harder to vote - but But it turns out such laws might have little impact on voter turnout and vote margins in an election. ... Read more»

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In challenge to legal precedent, Arizona Republicans move to add ID check in federal elections

An Arizona House committee voted Wednesday to advance an election reform bill that would request a change to the federal elections voting form with an ID verification requirement - despite a previous court ruling that such a change violates federal law.... Read more»

Arizona GOP ballot measure would restrict early voting to speed up ballot counting

Nail-biter elections that last two weeks after the polls close could be a thing of the past under a proposed measure that could be on the November ballot — with the trade-off that Arizonans will have fewer options for casting their votes.... Read more»1

Votantes de Arizona deben saber como mantenerse registrados y funcionarios del estado quieren ayudar

Con los cambios en las leyes de votación, las oficinas del Secretario de Estado de Arizona y el Registrador del Condado están enseñando a los votantes a registrarse y permanecer registrados para las elecciones de 2022.... Read more»

Revised voting rights bill named for John Lewis wins over Lisa Murkowski, but still 9 GOP votes short

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Tuesday she would join Senate Democrats in backing a compromise voting rights bill, marking the first time this year a Republican has signed on to a measure that likely still lacks enough GOP support to become law.... Read more»

House Dems document U.S. history of discrimination in shaping John Lewis voting rights bill

A House panel released a new report that will help lawmakers craft legislation named after the late Georgia civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis that aims to protect voting rights across the country, as many states are passing laws that restrict access to the ballot box.... Read more»

FactCheck: Republican spin on Democrats' voting bill

In the days leading up to the Senate vote on the House-passed elections bill, Republicans offered several misleading talking points about the Democratic bill, and made other statements that required more context.... Read more»

Justice Dep't to increase legal staff amid surge in restrictive voting laws

The Department of Justice announced that it is doubling its enforcement attorneys who will work to protect voting rights, as Republicans in state legislatures introduce and pass restrictive voting laws, such as limiting ballot boxes and requiring voter identification.... Read more»

Do voting laws protect or restrict access? House echoes Arizona debate

Democratic and Republican members of the House Administration Committee stuck largely to their talking points during a hearing on the effect that voter ID laws, proof-of-citizenship requirements and lack of language assistance have on elections, with one side saying the changes protect and the other side saying they restrict voting.... Read more»

Proposed restrictions would make voting harder for Arizona’s tribal communities

Native American voters helped secure President Joe Biden’s narrow win in 2020, but Republican-backed proposals at the state legislature to restrict voting access could make the challenges tribal voters overcame last year even more daunting in 2022. ... Read more»

Sweeping voting rights plan passes U.S. House

Voter-protection bill faces uphill fight in the U.S. Senate after eeking through the House on a largely party-line vote.... Read more»

FactCheck

Misinformation about 'non-citizen voting' follows House vote on H.R. 1

Is it true that the Democrats in the House of Representatives voted for the right of illegal immigrants to vote in the U.S.?... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Told ya so: Az Republicans moving to fix 'dysfunction' of Democrats winning statewide

State Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita has a plan to make sure the right kind of people vote and takes great umbrage at how people see exactly what is behind her plan to suppress votes.... Read more»

Senate bill would outlaw dropping off early ballots on Election Day

The Arizona Senate is considering a measure that would prohibit early voters from dropping off their mail-in ballots on Election Day, a move advocates say would simplify elections and opponents say would hamper voter rights.... Read more»

'Someone did not do due diligence': How attempt to review Texas' voter rolls turned into a debacle

Texas officials flagged 95,000 voters for citizenship reviews. But after thousands have already been cleared, questions are being raised about how they handled the process.... Read more»

Analysis

Provisional ballots protect voting rights — when they are counted

Provisional ballots are a proven fail-safe for voters across the country, but their role in the political dramas playing out this week illustrates how the little-understood tool can fall prey to political manipulation. ... Read more»

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