Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Voting Restrictions
The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld two voting bills passed by the Arizona Republicans that could make it harder for minorities to exercise their right to vote.
The court voted 6 to 3, with only the three liberal members dissenting, to uphold the law, which limits the ability of groups to collect ballots from voters and requires localities to throw out ballots cast in the wrong location.
Following the report, President Joe Biden shared his concerns, saying he was “deeply disappointed” by the decision.
“In a span of just eight years, the court has now done severe damage to two of the most important provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 — a law that took years of struggle and strife to secure,” he said in a statement.
“The court’s decision, harmful as it is, does not limit Congress’ ability to repair the damage done today: it puts the burden back on Congress to restore the Voting Rights Act to its intended strength,” Biden added.
The decision is sure to add urgency to Democrats efforts to pass new voting rights laws this year,