FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 28, 2021
Contact: Prudence Robertson, firstname.lastname@example.org, (240) 672-2828
Washington, D.C. – Arizona Governor Doug Ducey today vetoed H.B. 2792, election integrity legislation authored by Representative Jake Hoffman (R) to help restore trust and confidence to Arizona elections. Specifically, H.B. 2792 prohibits an election officer from mass-mailing early, unrequested ballots and provides that early ballots may be requested beginning 93 days before an election. The bill further provides for criminal penalties to enforce its provisions.
National Chairman of the Election Transparency Initiative and former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli issued the following statement:
“After months of tireless work by Rep. Hoffman and members of the Arizona state legislature, it’s profoundly frustrating that a bill so important to achieving fair, secure, and transparent elections Arizonans can trust would earn a veto from the Governor. Americans have the right to be confident that it is easy to vote and hard to cheat in our elections and that their voices will count fairly and equally, and the reality is that the goals and objectives of H.B. 2792 remain absolutely essential whether the governor agrees or not.”
The Election Transparency Initiative, a partnership between American Principles Project (APP) and the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List), was organized to combat H.R. 1/S. 1 and advocate for state-based election reforms that voters can trust.