RELEASE: GOP Leads Nationwide To Curb Voting Rights In Arizona

The following statement can be attributed to Liz Luna, Deputy Executive Director of the Arizona Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee:

“After Donald Trump’s loss, Arizona Republicans are making our state a national laughing stock. Republicans continue to: push anti-democracy legislation, endorse social policies from the 1950s, promote dangerous conspiracy theories about the 2020 election, and spend time attacking each other instead of working for Arizonans. 

“Thanks to the GOP’s anti-democracy efforts, Arizona is making headlines–Our legislature is leading the country with the highest number of attacks on voting rights. From Rep. Mark Finchem’s alleged involvement in and text messages around the Jan. 6th insurrection, to more than 40 bills designed to keep people from voting, to charging women who receive abortions with murder, the GOP is making Arizona a national joke. 

“These priorities are not just anti-democracy; they are anti-Arizona. The GOP should be ashamed. Their actions are insulting to our entire state, and are harming the lives and livelihoods of Arizonans. 

“It’s time to stop these political games and get to work helping families and small businesses survive the pandemic and grow our economy. If Republicans need advice on how to start doing their actual jobs, I suggest they turn to one of their Democratic colleagues. 

Background:

Rachel MaddowArizona Republicans Still Waging Trump’s War On Democracy

Huffington Post‘5-Alarm Fire’: Arizona Republicans Lead Nationwide GOP Push To Curb Voting Rights

BuzzfeedTrump Can Still Be The Republican Party’s Future. Just Look To Arizona.

New York TimesAfter Record Turnout, Republicans Are Trying to Make It Harder to Vote

NBC NewsRepublicans advance more than 100 bills that would restrict voting in wake of Trump’s defeat

NPRAfter Record 2020 Turnout, State Republicans Weigh Making It Harder To Vote

Phoenix New TimesMark Finchem Planned Jan. 6 D.C. Visit With Right-Wing Activist Ali Alexander

US News: GOP Bills Target Arizona Voting Laws After Trump’s Loss

ABC NewsVoting rights legislation across country looks to both restrict, expand access

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