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Arizona Passes Law to Cut Voters from Early Mail-in Voting List

HeadlineMay 12, 2021

Arizona has become the latest state to pass new voter suppression laws. On Tuesday, Republican Governor Doug Ducey signed a bill that could remove over 100,000 voters from the state’s early mail-in voting list. Ducey signed the bill just hours after the state Senate passed the new measure. Voters who did not cast ballots by mail in two consecutive election cycles will be removed from the early voting list and no longer automatically receive ballots, unless they respond to a notice from county officials. This comes as a Republican-ordered recount in the 2020 presidential election continues in Arizona, overseen by Cyber Ninjas, whose CEO has espoused conspiracy theories claiming the election was stolen from former President Trump.

In related news, former acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen is expected to tell a congressional committee today that there was no evidence of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election. Lawmakers are investigating the response to the deadly January 6 riot by a Trump and Republican-incited mob.

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