Arizona Republicans pass bills to change ballot casting process
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Republicans passed a number of election bills that would change how and where voters cast their ballots. Reps. Liz Harris and Alexander Kolodin, a pair of GOP election deniers, led the charge on the bills up for debate in a House committee.
The most controversial bills would do away with early voting entirely and ban electronic counting devices. The proposals passed despite a lack of credible evidence of election fraud and will likely earn a veto from Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs.
Early voting was championed by Republicans in the early 1990s, with Arizona being a model for several states. It’s also extremely popular, with more than 80 percent of Arizona voters choosing to cast early ballots in the last election.
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