“The Supreme Court ruled in favor of a recent Arizona voting law that placed restrictions on absentee voting and ballot harvesting.”
The court, in a 6-3 opinion, written by Justice Samuel Alito, ruled:
1) Arizona’s revised election law was on solid ground to disallow votes cast in the wrong precinct, i.e., the revised Arizona election law required people to vote ONLY IN THEIR PRECINCT.
Arizona law generally makes it very easy to vote. Voters may cast their ballots on election day,
1) In person at a traditional precinct, or
2) At a “voting center” in their county of residence
Arizonans also may cast:
1) An “early ballot” by mail up to 27 days before an election, and
2) A vote in person at an early voting location in each county
Arizonans, who vote in person on election day in a county that uses the precinct system, must vote in the precinct to which they are assigned, based on their VALID PHYSICAL address, i.e., not a PO Box, a warehouse, a parking lot, etc.
If a voter votes in the wrong precinct, the vote is not counted.
2) Arizona’s revised election law was on solid legal ground in enforcing rules that prohibit THIRD PARTIES from collecting mail-in ballots, aka BALLOT HARVESTING.
For Arizonans, who vote early by mail, it a crime to knowingly collect an early ballot— either before or after it has been completed, by any person, other than:
1) A postal worker
2) An election official
3) A voter’s caregiver
4) Family member
5) Household member
NOTE: Vermont election law, ENCOURAGES/ALLOWS ballot harvesting by THIRD PARTIES, such as the VPIRG. That law has become unconstitutional, per US Supreme Court ruling.
I agree with the very reasonable/prudent SCOTUS opinion.
I wonder how SCOTUS would prevent LARGE-SCALE fraudulent operations, such as:
– Completion of 288,000 ballots in envelopes in New York State for use in Pennsylvania
– Transport of those ballots from New York to Pennsylvania, several weeks before the Election of 2020, i.e., across state lines.