WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision in Brnovich v DNC, Adam Brandon, FreedomWorks President, commented:
“At question in Brnovich v DNC is whether or not Arizona – and every other state in the union – have the constitutional right to implement election integrity laws, like banning ballot harvesting and out-of-precinct voting. The Arizona legislature was right to ban ballot harvesting, and we thank the Arizona Attorney General for successfully defending this election integrity measure before the Supreme Court.
“In the majority’s opinion, Justice Alito rightfully said ‘HB 2023 was not enacted with a discriminatory purpose’ and ‘Having to identify one’s polling place and then travel there to vote does not exceed the “usual burdens” of voting.’ It is clear that the DNC’s partisan allegation of discrimination did not meet the high legal threshold set by the courts.
“As Attorney General Merrick Garland prepares to challenge Georgia’s election security law in federal court, we hope that today’s decision sends a clear message to the Justice Department that election integrity measures have nothing to do with race, but instead have everything to do with making it easier to vote and harder to cheat.”