Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Ban On “Ballot Harvesting”

Univision reporter encourages Maricopa County residents on Friday to drop off ballots to be harvested

On Friday afternoon, Arizona asked the Supreme Court to uphold its ban on ballot harvesting, and today the Court reinstated Arizona’s law; H.B. 2023, which makes ballot harvesting a felony. The Court rejected a ruling by the Ninth Circuit in favor of harvesters.

Twenty-six other states prohibit ballot harvesting and fourteen states make it a felony.

Justice Anthony Kennedy referred the matter to the full Court. The Court then issued a two sentence order.

The Arizona State Legislature outlawed the predatory harvesting practice after hearing compelling testimony from Sergio Arellano, a southern Arizona native and community leader. During a committee hearing, Arellano, a wounded warrior, who now serves as the Arizona State Director of the Republican National Committee testified, “I still continue to fight for these people every single day because they’re being oppressed and lied to by people from the Democratic Party; unfortunately because those are the operatives out picking up ballots.”

H.B. 2023 prohibits anyone in Arizona — except family members, household members and caregivers — from delivering another person’s ballot to a polling place or election site.


In August 2015, CASE (Central Arizonans for a Sustainable Economy) used youngsters to harvest ballots in Arizona heat.

Polls will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and if voters would like to drop off their early ballot in person, they can do so at any polling place in their county.

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  1. The AG needs to tell the election officials in each county that they will be prosecuted for aiding a felony if they do not report people trying to turn in harvested ballots

  2. Many of out of state DNC activists have been flown in for ballot harvesting. I don’t think they’ll stop just because it’s illegal. It would be nice is if they get caught, though.

  3. “Ballot Harvesting”, now banned by the United States Supreme Court, is nothing more than an attempt at the implementation of Joseph Stalin’s Cynical Characterization of the Electoral Process in a Democracy: “It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.”

  4. Ballot harvesting in just like harvesting crops, cattle, or poultry. You use the ones that you decide fit what you prefer (DEMONcratic Votes) and TRASH those that you do not like (Republican Votes).

    I am tired of all of the B.S. whining and sniveling about the minorities being disenfranchised. Why are they not worried about WHITRE people who may be in the same situation.

    Just more of the DEMONcrates trying to cheat and rig the outcome against Mr. Trump in favor of the FELONIOUS, LYING, CRIMINAL, TREACHEROUS, TREASONOUS, TRAITOROUS, Wicked _hich from the East, by making the historically WORST decision in Presidential elections……..GO TRUMP, GO TRUMP, GO TRUMP.

  5. The tragedy surrounding this issue is that the Democrat Party may well have concluded even before they brought the lawsuit that “ballot harvesting” would not, should not, pass constitutional muster and the only reason they did file the lawsuit is that it gave them another opportunity to pretend that it is all about Democrats standing up for minorities against the GOP and it reinforces the Democrat`s bogus claim that white people are racists, unless they support the Democrat Party. However, like the voter ID law, this ballot harvesting effort assumes minorities are incapable on their own of making the minimal efforts necessary to exercise their right to vote, an insulting proposition.

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