Ariz. Law Biased Against Navajo Voters, 9th Circ. Hears

Law360 (October 8, 2020, 8:07 PM EDT) -- Arizona law discriminates against Navajo Nation members seeking more time to vote in the presidential election, the League of Women Voters has told the Ninth Circuit, as tribal members appeal the denial of a preliminary injunction that would have let them send ballots postmarked on Election Day.

The League of Women Voters of Arizona said in a proposed amicus brief Tuesday that the state's deadline to receive ballots places an undue burden on Navajo members' right to vote on account of their race because they are Native Americans who live on the Navajo Nation Reservation. The league's brief follows on the heels of...

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