How to Send Your Comments to the Pence-Kobach Commission

The Pence-Kobach commission is getting back together in New Hampshire this Tuesday. 

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6 Arizonans object to Trump’s voter fraud panel, cancel their registration

At least six Arizonans from the state’s two biggest counties have canceled their voter registration following a request by President Trump’s voter fraud com-mission for data.

Story by Kendra Penningroth, Arizona Capitol Times

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Our Answers to the Kobach Commission

In his capacity as vice chair of President Trump’s so-called “Election Integrity” Commission, Kansas Secretary of State and noted vote suppressor Kris Kobach sent a letter to all 50 states asking them to hand over a wealth of personal information about their state’s registered voters, including names and addresses, party affiliations, and the last four digits of social security numbers. The request inspired a rare moment of bipartisanship, with at least 44 states refusing to fully comply with Kobach’s request.

(UPDATE: The Commission has since sent revised requests to the states, and Secretary of State Michele Reagan has sought legal counsel on how to respond to this latest round of requests.)

Although it received less attention that the information requests, the letter also included a list of seven questions seeking states’ input on the Commission’s work. We decided to answer those questions. 

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Lawsuit Against Initiative Law

Our Executive Director Joel Edman appeared on Arizona Horizon to discuss the lawsuit against HB 2244.

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Talking Lawsuit on Horizon Tonight

The lawsuit challenging the legislature's unconstitutional attempt to open up citizen initiative efforts to easier legal attacks is moving into an important phase today, with trial beginning in Maricopa County Superior Court. 

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Trial on citizen initiative restrictions gets underway

The consultant who has helped with most of the recent initiative drives testified Wednesday a new state law will impair the ability of Arizonans to craft their own laws.

Story by Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services

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Our 2017 Legislative Report Card

In our first-ever Legislative Report Card, we rated each member of the legislature on their willingness to support measures that expanded access to the ballot, protected the right to vote, mitigated the effects of money in politics, and ensured courts remain fair and independent.

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Shelby County v. Holder: Four Years Later

At what point does Congressional oversight aimed at holding states accountable for past discrimination cross a Constitutional line? 

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Arizona Advocacy Network Statement on Trump Administration Voter File Request

Last week, Kansas Secretary of State and vice chair of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity Kris Kobach sent letters to all 50 Secretaries of State demanding massive amounts of voter data, vowing to make the lists available to the public. 

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Ohio's Voter Purge is Headed to the Supreme Court

Ahead of last November’s election, tens of thousands of registered voters were removed from Ohio’s official voter list as part of the state’s routine voter purge. 

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