AUSTIN—Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation applauded the Supreme Court of the United States for supporting election integrity in upholding election reform in Arizona.
In a 6-3 majority, the Supreme Court reversed the Ninth Circuit’s previous ruling against Arizona’s HB 2023, finding that the law “was not enacted with a discriminatory purpose.”
“The higher court found HB 2023 to be the product of sincere legislative debate over the wisdom of early mail-in voting and the potential for fraud,” said Vice President for National Initiatives Chuck DeVore. “Further, the law took care to distinguish between racial motives and partisan motives.”
This decision ensures that more states are able pursue election integrity. This aligns with the beliefs of Americans, 94% of whom say it is easy to vote, and more than 80% broadly support measures improving election security.
This ruling debunks yet another false narrative often pushed by progressive opponents. The truth is that voter fraud exists; whether or not it is “widespread” doesn’t matter one bit. Every illegal vote robs the voice of a legitimate voter. And states have a clear interest in preventing it.