The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is suing the Arizona secretary of state and a gaggle of county officials over a rule in the state that automatically rejects mail-in ballots without signatures, whereas voters whose mail-in ballot signatures do not match their voter registration are given five days to remedy the situation.
The Democrats’ suit, which raises alarm over not all absentee ballots being “treated equally,” is just the latest move in a larger effort to expand and protect absentee voting ahead of the November general election. That campaign has rankled Republicans, who say that allowing more absentee voting than necessary sets up potential voter fraud.
The Arizona suit is backed by the Arizona Democratic Party, the DNC and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC).
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