Fact-Checking 6 Big Claims in Biden’s Partisan-Tinged Speech on Voting
Fred Lucas / @FredLucasWH / July 13, 2021
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6. Supreme Court ‘Weakened Voting Rights Act’
Last week, Biden also said, “the Supreme Court once again weakened the Voting Rights Act.”
“The court’s decision—as harmful as it is—does not limit the Congress’ ability to repair the damage done,” he said. “It puts the burden back on Congress to restore the Voting Rights Act to its intended strength.”
The high court ruled 6-3 in the case of Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee to uphold a law preventing ballot harvesting and requiring residents to vote in their home precinct.
The high court did not weaken the Voting Rights Act, as the president said, but determined that two provisions of Arizona state law in question did not violate it.
One requirement specifies that a ballot cast by someone on Election Day will not be counted if cast outside of that person’s assigned precinct. The other stipulates that only an election official, mail carrier, or a voter’s relative, household member, or caregiver may collect and deliver someone else’s mail-in ballot.
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Seems that “ballot harvesting” equals fraud; not voting rights?