Hi there,

Democracy Now! doesn’t belong to any corporation, government or political party. Our daily news hour belongs to you, our listeners, viewers and readers. You’re the reason we exist. In these times of climate chaos, rising authoritarianism and war, Democracy Now! needs your help more than ever to hold the powerful to account and amplify the voices of the scholars, scientists, activists, artists and everyday people who are working to save democracy—and the planet.Right now a generous donor will TRIPLE all donations to our daily news hour. That means your gift of $10 is worth $30 to Democracy Now! Please do your part to keep our independent journalism going strong. Every dollar counts. Thank you so much, and stay safe.
-Amy Goodman

Non-commercial news needs your support.

We rely on contributions from you, our viewers and listeners to do our work. If you visit us daily or weekly or even just once a month, now is a great time to make your monthly contribution.

Please do your part today.

Donate

U.S. Judge Limits Voter Intimidation by Far-Right Vigilantes; PA Says Undated Absentee Ballots Invalid

HeadlineNov 02, 2022

In Arizona, a federal judge imposed a restraining order on members of the far-right, Trump-supporting group Clean Elections USA, including barring the open carry of firearms and wearing of body armor close to ballot boxes. The move comes as armed individuals have been seen intimidating voters and taking photos or videos at ballot drop boxes and polling sites. The Justice Department said Tuesday that “vigilante ballot security efforts” in Arizona likely violate the Voting Rights Act.

In more voting news, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court sided with Republicans Tuesday and ruled mail-in ballots without a written date on their outer envelope could not be counted. The ACLU of Pennsylvania condemned the decision, saying, “No one should be disenfranchised for an irrelevant technicality.” Pennsylvania is home to two closely watched races: the Senate race between Democrat John Fetterman and Republican Mehmet Oz, and the Pennsylvania gubernatorial race between the state’s Democratic Attorney General Josh Shapiro and right-wing state Senator Doug Mastriano, a 2020 election denier.

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation
Top