Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday (July 6, US time) issued a statement urging battleground states to enact election security reforms ahead of next year’s midterm elections. He argued that without legislative reform, the “Extreme Left Democrats” would “steal” future elections.
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“Electoral Reform must take place in Swing States like Pennsylvania, Michigan, Georgia, Wisconsin, and Arizona, where voters have lost confidence in the electoral process,” Trump wrote in a statement on July 6. “Republicans in State Legislatures Must Be Smart, Strong, and Pass Real Electoral Reform“.
Mr. Trump accused the Pennsylvania Secretary of the Interior of allowing “21,000 dead” was on the list of voters in the 2020 Presidential Election. He called the election “”complete disgrace“.
Trump says Republicans need to enact electoral reform laws to defeat “Radical Left Democratic Party. If they [Đảng Cộng hòa] don’t do that, [những kẻ cực đoan cánh tả] will steal the election again in 2022 and 2024, and continue to destroy our country!“
To date, many Republican-run states have already passed electoral reform laws, such as Georgia and Arizona.
Earlier this year, Georgia was the first state to pass a new election law that would restrict absentee voting and vote-by-mail, which Republicans consider easy to vote for fraud.
Meanwhile, Arizona’s election reform law targets ballot harvesting restrictions and does not allow provisional ballots to be submitted outside the constituency where the voter resides.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday (July 1) ruled in favor of Arizona’s election laws. This was seen as a major victory for Republicans and supporters of electoral integrity legislation.
The Supreme Court’s July 1 ruling on the Arizona election integrity law was 6-3, supported by six justices, including Samuel Alito, John Roberts, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett. . While, 3 judges Elena Kagan, Stephen Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor objected. This decision of the federal supreme court overturned the previous decision of the 9th Federal Court of Appeals.
The Supreme Court ruling stated that the policy of requiring provisional ballots would be completely ignored if they were filed in the wrong constituency and that the law made it a felony to submit someone else’s ballot. (with limited exceptions) do not violate Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.
In the Supreme Court opinion, Judge Samuel Alito wrote: “Neither the out-of-district regulations nor Arizona’s ballot collection laws violate Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.“.
The Supreme Court notes that Arizona’s law “generally make it fairly easy for citizens to vote.”.
“This is a great day,” Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich told Fox News after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Arizona’s election integrity law. Mr. Brnovich said that he “always believe and always assume that we have the truth and the law on our side”, but he is not so confident he will win the case until Thursday [1/7] because he knew that it was difficult to predict the intentions of the Supreme Court Justices.
“Today is a victory for the defenders of electoral integrity in Arizona and across the country. Fair elections are the foundation of our republic, and they begin with fair laws that protect both the right to vote and the accuracy of results. All Americans deserve to feel confident that their votes are counted and counted correctly.”, Mr. Brnovich announced.
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