An Arizona election law restricting who can return early ballots was struck down by a federal appeals court because it discriminates against minorities, a decision that sets up a likely showdown at the U.S. Supreme Court.
The en banc U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that the law violated the Voting Rights Act. It also tossed a policy in Arizona that allows ballots to be discarded if the vote was cast at the wrong precinct.
The “ballot harvesting” law on early voting challenged by Democrats criminalizes the collection of another person’s ballot.
“Minority voters rely on third-party ...