Supreme Court decided on Monday to upheld the Arizona election law which banned ballot harvesting and put in place election security measures.
But Democratic leadership and members of congress immediately blasted the decision as having caused “severe damage” to our political system and restrict voting rights, calling calling for President Joe Biden to consider “packing the court” with liberal justices.
President Biden weighed in on the Supreme Court verdict with a statement saying that he was “deeply disappointed” with their decision.
“I am deeply disappointed in today’s decision by the United States Supreme Court that undercuts the Voting Rights Act,” Biden said. “In a span of just eight years, the Court has now done severe damage to two of the most important provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 – a law that took years of struggle and strife to secure.”
Nancy Pelosi also commented the decision calling it an “unprecedented assault on voting rights.”
The right to vote and to have a voice in the political process of every American is the foundation of our American Democracy. Sadly, the Supreme Court has handed down two rulings today that undermine our democracy. The solution is clear: HR1, the #ForThePeople Act, and HR4.
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) July 1, 2021
Meanwhile republicans celebrated the Supreme Court decision. The Arizona Attorney general Mark Brnovich said on Fox News that he “always believed and always said that we have the facts and the law on our side.”
“Free and fair elections are the cornerstone of our republic and that starts with rational laws that protect not only the right to vote but the accuracy of the results,” Brnovich said. “Every American deserves to feel confident that their vote is counted and counted accurately.”