Democrats have vowed to undo the Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision that upheld two controversial Arizona voting laws, according to The Washington Examiner.
The court was split along ideological lines for their ruling in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee, where the nation’s high court ruled that the state’s ballot harvesting ban and requirement that ballots be cast in the voter’s home precinct were not racially discriminatory.
Democrats and republicans alike have had strong reactions to the decision, with Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich saying that he is delighted with the win because it helps ensure integrity of votes for future elections.
“We have to maintain confidence in the process and of the integrity of the results,” Brnovich told the Examiner in support of Justice Samuel Alito for his strong endorsement of the laws in his majority opinion.
Democrats all the way to the top, including President Joe Biden, have taken exception to the ruling. Biden named this ruling when he was listing “attacks on the country” calling out election law challenges.
The president also encouraged Congress to fight the court’s decision with a legislative nullification saying the ruling “puts the burden on Congress to restore the Voting Rights Act to its intended strength.”
Supreme Court Justice Elena Kegan sounded off in her dissent, which received high praise from Democrats, where she pointed her comments directly at Alito:
“What is tragic here is that the Court has (yet again) rewritten — in order to weaken — a statute that stands as a monument to America’s greatness, and protects against its basest impulses,” Kagan wrote. “What is tragic is that the Court has damaged a statute designed to bring about ‘the end of discrimination in voting.’”
The court’s decision, however, was lauded by Republicans who believe that the last election was a telling reminder of how fragile the United States’ free and fair election system is, and consider it their duty to protect its integrity.