Mon. Oct 2nd, 2023

From today’s AZCentral:

Several voting rights groups are asking federal judges to stop ballot box observers from staking out Arizona voting locations.

Two legal challenges filed this week — one from the Arizona Alliance for Retired Americans and Voto Latino, another filed by Protect Democracy on behalf of The League of Women Voters of Arizona — target conservative group Clean Elections USA, which has organized drop box surveillance in the Phoenix area. The latter suit also names Lions of Liberty, a right-wing group in Yavapai County.

Neither organization immediately responded to The Arizona Republic’s request for comment.

The intent and effect of the observers is to intimidate voters, according to the lawsuit filed by Protect Democracy. 

“Indeed, because of Defendants’ campaigns, Arizona voters who wish to lawfully use dropboxes must do so under threat that they will be monitored by armed vigilantes, have their faces and cars filmed, be baselessly reported to law enforcement, and have their reputations and personal safety put at risk,” the lawsuit reads.

Read the complete story here.

By Editor