After finally coming clean that he supports rigging the Senate rules to ram through a partisan federal election takeover, this evening Senator Mark Kelly went on record to undermine common-sense Arizona election security measures.
Under the John Lewis Freedom to Vote Act that Kelly supports:
- States would be mandatedto restore “voting rights to formerly incarcerated people convicted of felonies.”
- Arizona law saysthat a person convicted of more than one felony can only have their voting rights restored by the judge who discharges them or by applying to the court for the restoration of their rights.
- States would be requiredto “accept a wide range of forms of non-photographic identification in places where ID is required to vote” – including debit cards, utility bills, or bank statements.
- Arizona law only allowsvoters to submit recent bank statements or utility bills and does not accept debit cards.
- States would be requiredto accept a “‘sworn written statement’ signed by another adult who has known the voter for at least six months” in lieu of a photographic ID.
- Arizona law does not allowfor a sworn statement from another individual to be accepted in lieu of photo ID.
- States would be preventedfrom imposing “a signature verification requirement as a condition of accepting and counting a mail-in ballot or absentee ballot.”
- Arizona law requiressignature verification for absentee ballots.
- States would be requiredto count “eligible votes on provisional ballots cast in the wrong precinct.”
- Arizona law requiresballots to be rejected when cast in the wrong precinct.
- States would be requiredto offer same-day and automatic voter registration.
- Arizona law requiresvoters to register prior to Election Day and does not permit automatic voter registration.
“Mark Kelly is on record wanting to blow up the Senate to undermine Arizona state laws promoting election integrity and security. This partisan power grab is designed to do one thing only: enfranchise Democratic politicians like Mark Kelly running for office.” -SLF Communications Director Jack Pandol