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Hobbs issues 99th veto: Rejects election denialism, photo radar ban | State

Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs speaks at a press conference on April 12.Photo Credit: Caitlin Sievers | Arizona Miller

Governor Katie Hobbs on Friday invoked five more vetoes to veto a Republican-led bill that state officials warned would undermine and overly complicate the Arizona election.

With five new vetoes, Mr. Hobbes has so far achieved 99 vetoes in his first term as governor, the most of any of his predecessors.

One of the veto rights is Senate Bill 1135,in the end forced the state to withdraw from the Electronic Registration Information Center, a multistate coalition that helps states share and maintain accurate voter registration lists. The coalition, known as ERIC, has been criticized by far-right conspiracy theorists who unfoundedly claim it promotes liberal election “stealing”, prompting several Republican states to withdraw in response. are doing. Secretary of State Adrian Fontes condemned the move on Twitter, Pledges to remain involved in Arizona attack.

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In his vetoed letter, Hobbs criticized the Arizona Republican Party for trying to remove a key safeguard from the Arizona election while arguing for the integrity of the election as a top priority.

“[ERIC]is an essential tool in ensuring accurate voter registration rolls in Arizona and across the United States,” she wrote. letter of veto. “Unfortunately, while many Republicans in Congress continue to fuel the flames with false allegations of voter fraud, I have passed a bill that would prevent Arizona from participating in organizations that actually help improve election health. I am sending it to my desk.”

Rejected on Friday Senate Bill 1105, called for requiring election officials to count early votes at polling places on Election Day. Now voters can ditch early voting immediately and count later. According to Mr Hobbes, this measure unnecessarily complicate the job of election officialsAnd then comes the nasty logistical challenge. At the commission hearing, counties and elections officials warned that the bill’s provisions would require thousands of new polling places to be secured and installed to accommodate both in-person and early voting tallies.

Senate Bill 1066 It would require voter registration agencies mailing election-related documents, such as voter registration forms and invitations, to print “not from a government agency” on the envelopes. The text must occupy at least 10% of the height of the document, which Mr. Hobbes called “undue burden‘ is for those simply looking to improve voter access in their state.

Senate Bill 1180 It would have prohibited organizations from paying their employees for the number of voter registrations they collected. Election campaigns often hire and pay third parties to perform voter registration tasks on their behalf.

Hobbes killed in dismissal sparking Republican backlash Senate Bill 1234,this is Photographic Radar and Red Light Cameras Illegal Across Arizona. City officials opposed the move, arguing at congressional hearings that being able to outsource speeding enforcement would reduce the number of people needed to patrol the roads and help keep law enforcement officers safe.

Hobbes cited their criticisms in his veto letter, saying Photorader was an important tool for law enforcement officials.

“This bill’s ban on photoraders would eliminate an important tool for law enforcement that would allow for more efficient allocation of limited police resources,” she said. I have written.

Republicans have criticized Photorader as an invasion of privacy, accused law enforcement of improperly reviewing quotes mandated by state law, and used their own money by cities to do Arizonans a disservice. He accused Hobbes of veto power.

“These surveillance systems ignore the root causes of road safety concerns,” Senator Wendy Rogers (R, Flagstaff) said in an emailed statement. “Drink driving, reckless driving, speeding and other threats can hardly be eliminated. Instead, photoradar cameras bring cash quickly to unelected local bureaucrats’ coffers.”

Two bills were approved by Hobbes on Friday: Senate Bill 1188 As a result, the period during which cities can ban fireworks will be from December 24th to January 3rd, and will instead be changed from December 26th to January 4th. Senate Bill 1197A bill was also signed to waive most court costs for juvenile offenders. This bill was carried forward to: bill rejected last year It aims to ease the financial burden of minors trapped in the judicial system.

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