Polls have been closed for a day, and we still don't know the outcome of some of the most consequential races from the 2022 midterms. In Arizona, hundreds of thousands of ballots are outstanding statewide, leaving the results of important races, like the Gubernatorial and Senate, unclear. (You can follow RNLA Chair Harmeet Dhillon for the latest on Arizona.)
And an additional ~ 125k absentees mailed in Saturday to Tuesday. Again, we expect to pick up votes from all these batches.— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) November 9, 2022
As Election Day 2022 comes to a close, Florida continues to be the poster child for how impactful state election reforms can be. Within a few hours of the polls closing, winners of most races were determined with confidence. Governor Ron DeSantis and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio both won decisive victories.Read more
The Republican National Committee (RNC) has filed multiple lawsuits this week in Michigan and Arizona seeking to defend the integrity of our elections. In Michigan, the RNC joined the Michigan Republican Party in suing Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and Director of Elections Jonathan Brater for issuing "a new set of rules" regarding election challengers without following the proper procedure:
Those new rules, however, are directly inconsistent with the plain language of the Michigan Election Law, prior guidance issued by the Secretary of State, and current common practice. And despite the fact that this Court has held on at least two recent occasions that Secretary Benson issued rules in violation of Michigan’s Administrative Procedures Act (“APA”), see Davis v Benson, No. 20-000207-MZ, 2020 WL 7033534 (Mich. Ct. Cl. Oct. 27, 2020); Genetski v Benson, No. 20-000216-MM, 2021 WL 1624452 (Mich. Ct. Cl. Mar. 09, 2021), none of the new rules set forth in the 2022 Election Challenger Instructions were promulgated in accordance with the APA.Read more
Election after election has shown that large numbers of voters will vote in-person if given the opportunity to do so. Despite this, an Arizona county ran out of ballots in 20 precincts during Tuesday's primary election:
FOX 10 received several calls and emails on Election Day from viewers reporting a variety of problems with in-person voting, including a shortage of ballots. Some people at precinct 15 in San Tan Valley said they couldn't get a ballot to vote because the location ran out.Read more
With the Midterm Elections only a few months away, the nation's attention is starting to focus on the Department of Justice (DOJ) and what role the DOJ might play in this election to help Democrats. Just over a year ago, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced his intention to double the number of lawyers working in the Voting Section of the DOJ's Civil Rights Division, which is charged with enforcing voting laws. With a couple of well-publicized exceptions (e.g., Georgia, Texas, and Arizona), so far the DOJ has been relatively quiet. Is this the calm before the storm?Read more
Non-citizens should not vote in American elections. Period. Even a child can quickly understand why this is such a necessary principle for maintaining free and fair elections. Yet Biden’s Department of Justice (DOJ) seems to think otherwise.
Yesterday, the DOJ Civil Rights Division filed a lawsuit against Arizona for passing H.B. 2492, a commonsense bill that requires proof of citizenship for registering to vote. And as the Biden border crisis rages on, the DOJ’s true colors are beginning to shine through.Read more
The Arizona Democratic Party sued the state in June 2020 claiming the deadline for missing signatures denied voters due process and violated their First and Fourteenth Amendment rights. After a federal judge ruled in favor of the Democrats, the state appealed to the Ninth Circuit and oral arguments took place in July 2021.Read more
Biden's Border Crisis has reached an all-time high. To add to the chaos, Axios reported earlier this week that the Biden Administration has released 50,000 people who crossed the southern border illegally without giving them a court date. Unsurprisingly, only 13% of them have reported to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement office like they were directed to.Read more
The United States Supreme Court's decision in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee to uphold Arizona's common-sense voter integrity laws is perhaps the most significant win for federalism and election integrity in recent history, especially at a critical time when Democrats are doing all they can to undermine the security of elections.
BREAKING: The Supreme Court issues its opinion in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee. https://t.co/lwki9GofGX— RNLA ⚖️ (@TheRepLawyer) July 1, 2021