The United States Supreme Court issued a 6-3 ruling this morning that upholds voting restrictions in Arizona. It overrules a lower court’s finding that two Arizona laws discriminated against minority voters. The high court’s decision pretty much guts Section 2 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act that forbids discrimination based on race.
The Post summed up the ruling in its breaking news alert: “The justices reviewed two laws in Arizona that a lower court said hurt minority voters in the state, even though they are widely used elsewhere in the country. One throws out the ballots of those who vote in the wrong precinct, even if some races—such as for governor or president—are not dependent on precinct location. The other restricts who may collect ballots cast early for delivery to polling places, a practice detractors call ‘ballot harvesting’.”
Just as Big Lie No. 1 was turned into law (voter ID laws are now ubiquitous), Big Lie No. 2 is being turned into law—with aiding and abetting by a United States Supreme Court that’s quickly moving “to intervene in democratic decision-making.”