The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Arizona’s election integrity law Thursday morning; handing a major defeat to far-left activists aimed at striking the rules from the 2022 midterm elections.
The final vote was 6-3.
“In a 6-3 decision on Tuesday, the court ruled that neither the policy requiring provisional ballots to be completely disregarded if submitted at the wrong precinct nor the law making it a felony to submit another person’s ballot (with limited exceptions) violate Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. The decision overturned a ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals,” reports Fox News.
“[N]either Arizona’s out-of-precinct rule nor its ballot-collection law violates §2 of the VRA,” Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the court’s opinion, in which he was joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett.
“Having to identify one’s own polling place and then travel there to vote does not exceed the ‘usual burdens of voting,’ Alito wrote. “On the contrary, these tasks are quintessential examples of the usual burdens of voting.”
“As with the out-of-precinct policy, the modest evidence of racially disparate burdens caused by HB 2023, in light of the State’s justifications, leads us to the conclusion that the law does not violate §2 of the VRA,” the court said.
Read the full report at Fox News.
COKE CANCELED? Activists Call for Boycott Against Coca Cola for ‘Not Opposing Georgia Voting Bill’
Activists in Georgia are preparing a boycott against Coca Cola after the company issued a statement saying they support a “balanced” approach to local election laws.
“Coca-Cola wants Black and brown people to drink their product, then they must speak up when our rights, our lives and our very democracy as we know it is under attack,” Bishop Reginald Jackson told the Journal-Constitution.
— The Hill (@thehill) March 25, 2021
Activists in Georgia are calling for a statewide boycott of Coca-Cola until the company speaks out against measures that would restrict voting access. https://t.co/miCKRqdHIs
— Axios (@axios) March 25, 2021
“The ultimate goal should be fair, secure elections where access to voting is broad-based and inclusive,” said a statement from the global corporation.
“We will speak with our wallets,” Jackson added. “This past summer, Coke and other corporations said they needed to speak out against racism. But they’ve been mighty quiet about this.”
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
ADD IT TO THE LIST: Bernie Says ‘Evictions Must Be Banned’ to Promote ‘Economic Justice’ in America
Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders doubled-down on his call for national rent control Tuesday morning; saying “evictions must be banned” in America to promote “economic justice” during the pandemic.
“Evictions must be banned for the entirety of this crisis. This is a matter of racial and economic justice that Congress cannot ignore,” posted Sanders on social media.
Evictions must be banned for the entirety of this crisis. This is a matter of racial and economic justice that Congress cannot ignore.https://t.co/mmksPso3Hh
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) July 7, 2020
Sanders made similar comments last week when he called for a 10% cut to entire Pentagon budget.
“In the midst of a pandemic, the Senate is voting on a $740 billion Pentagon budget. I will be presenting an alternative: Cut the military by 10% to invest in health care, jobs, housing, and the environment. It’s time to transform our national priorities,”
In the midst of a pandemic, the Senate is voting on a $740 billion Pentagon budget.
I will be presenting an alternative: Cut the military by 10% to invest in health care, jobs, housing, and the environment.
It's time to transform our national priorities. https://t.co/r18bu95GQ4
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) June 30, 2020
“Why do we spend more on the military than the next 11 nations combined? I have a better idea: Cut Pentagon spending by 10% and invest it in the fight to end homelessness, hunger and poverty in the richest country on Earth,” said Sanders.
Why do we spend more on the military than the next 11 nations combined? I have a better idea: Cut Pentagon spending by 10% and invest it in the fight to end homelessness, hunger and poverty in the richest country on Earth. https://t.co/vgGd8WdMbu
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) June 25, 2020
Watch Sanders’ comments above.