WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Constitutional Rights Union (ACRU) applauds a 6-3 ruling of the Supreme Court re-affirming states’ authority to manage their own elections and protect the integrity of their residents’ most fundamental right — voting.  ACRU submitted an amicus brief in support of Arizona’s voting integrity measures.

“Free and fair elections is a fundamental principle we must protect,” notes ACRU President Lori Roman. “Why does the left continue to oppose the basic election integrity tenet of ‘Easy to vote, hard to cheat?’ We’re pleased the Supreme Court has taken a stand to preserve one of our most fundamental rights.”

The ruling upholds two Arizona voting provisions that are aimed at reducing vote fraud by limiting ballot harvesting and out-of-precinct voting. The Court ruled that these measures do not violate the Voting Rights Act. Arizona already offers the opportunity for early voting for all residents up to 27 days before election day, but under its ballot collection law, requires the voter, a family member, or the U.S. Postal Service to handle absentee and mail-in ballots.

“The ACRU’s mission includes defending the integrity and honesty of elections, promoting accuracy in voter registration and vote counting,” states Roman. “That’s why we became involved in this important election law case. An Amicus Brief filed by the ACRU outlined compelling arguments for the Supreme Court to overturn the Ninth Circuit’s decision.”

Roman continues, “It’s critical that we nip this weaponization of the Voting Rights Act in the bud. Ceding election authority to federal politicians is a long-term recipe for disaster and we intend to fight infringement of state authority every step of the way.”

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American Constitutional Rights Union, a non-partisan, non-profit public policy organization dedicated to defending the constitutionally protected civil rights of all Americans.