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In an extensive ruling, in May 2018, Judge Douglas Rayes said there’s scant evidence that a 2016 law will impose a hardship on the vast majority of people who vote. He said while a majority of Arizonans now vote with early ballots, the vast majority manage to get them turned in without the help of outsiders whose activities are now a crime. He is now hearing arguments in a lawsuit challenging the same law. (AP file photo)


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PHOENIX — Attorneys for a Democrat activist told a federal judge Friday, Aug. 10, there is a legal and constitutional right for her and others to deliver someone else’s ballot to polling places.

By Howard Fischer, For the Courier August 10, 2018
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Judge upholds ban on 'ballot harvesting' in Arizona
Bringing ballots to polls for someone else is a felony

A federal judge won’t overturn a law that makes it a felony to bring someone else’s early ballot to a polling place.

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