Arizona GOP Gov. Ducey waits just one hour to sign voter suppression bill that will purge 140,000 people from list

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It took Arizona Republican Governor Doug Ducey just one hour after the state Senate passed a major voter suppression bill for him to sign it into law.

SB1485, according to voting experts, will purge 140,000 Arizona voters from the permanent list of people who are sent a mail-in ballot. 80% of Arizona's voters choose to vote by mail. The state has had voting by mail for over two decades.

The new law changes the Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL) "to a new name: the 'Active Early Voting List,' which would require voters to vote early at least once over two election cycles (four years) in order to stay on it," Democracy Docket explains. "Otherwise, their names will be purged from the list and they will stop receiving automatic mail ballots."

Democrats "are concerned the new law would disproportionately disenfranchise voters of color, young people and other historically marginalized groups who rely on receiving automatic mail ballots in order to have their voices heard."
https://www.rawstory.com/arizona-gop-go ... from-list/

140,000 purged and not a republican among them. :sarcasm:
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Re: Arizona GOP Gov. Ducey waits just one hour to sign voter suppression bill that will purge 140,000 people from list

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And I'll bet they make voter registration drives illegal as well, and even advertising that people should re-register.
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Re: Arizona GOP Gov. Ducey waits just one hour to sign voter suppression bill that will purge 140,000 people from list

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The legislation would remove a voter from the list if the person fails to vote in primary and general elections for two consecutive election cycles. That voter would receive a notification from their county before they are removed, which they could sign and return in order to remain on the list.
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watc ... arly-voter

If that became law in CA or MA which are Democratic, no one would have blinked but this is tied into the "Maricopa County audit" by right wing Republicans so any actions by the AZ legislature are suspect. It's all politics.
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