The fight to secure the integrity of our election is being fought every single day. Last week, we learned of massive news concerning the battle.

The Supreme Court upheld the anti-ballot harvesting measures in Arizona. A huge win for election integrity. In the majority opinion, Justice Alito made the very important point that States have a legitimate interest in preventing Voter Fraud.

This is a major ruling. It means that States are free to pass laws against ballot harvesting. The laws include measures to limit the amount of absentee ballots that a single person can submit.

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This ruling also confirms that a State may require citizens to submit in person votes inside of their designated voting center.

The DNC had challenged these laws in an attempt to de-legitimize our election system, allowing for their Democrat activists friends to harvest dozens of ballots per person.

This comes as the Department of Justice continues to threaten the State Legislators conducting election audits. Merrick Garland, Attorney General, has said that new laws crafted by America First populists across our nation are a ‘blatant violation’ of the Voting Rights Act.

That talking point was shattered with this ruling. The Supreme Court has ruled, definitively, that these measures are absolutely legal and do not in any way violate the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Mainstream Media has been parroting that talking point for a very long time. I wouldn’t expect them to abandon it any time soon.

Linda Paine, President of Election Integrity Project California is spearheading Election integrity efforts in California.

EIPCA made this statement concerning the massive ruling.

 On Tuesday, July 6, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the state of Arizona’s right to protect the integrity of its voting process.  The Democratic National Committee had challenged Arizona’s policy that prohibited ballot harvesting and Arizona’s requirement that in-person voters cast their vote at their designated precinct. The Supreme Court concluded that these measures are important in ensuring a fair and accurate election and that Arizona did not violate the Voting Rights Act by enforcing them.  

Non-partisan Election Integrity Project California (EIPCa) and Election Integrity Project Arizona (EIPAz), together with attorney Mike O’Neil of Landmark Legal Foundation filed an influential friend of the court brief informing the Court of the dangers of ballot harvesting.

EIPCa’s extensive work documenting the many failures of the California electoral system allowed it to provide a unique perspective of what occurs without important protections, such as the chain-of-custody of vote-by-mail ballots, as well as oversight by diligent election officials.

Last year, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled thatprohibiting ballot harvesting and requiring in-person voters to cast their vote at their designated precinct violated the Voting Rights Act in that they disproportionately affected minority voters and were enacted with discriminatory intent.  

Thursday, the Supreme Court disagreed and overruled the 9th Circuit. Their decision ruled that federal law does not deprive states like Arizona of their authority to establish non-discriminatory voting rules to protect the sanctity of the vote nor did the Arizona legislature act with discriminatory intent when it enacted the policies.

Justice Alito, writing for the majority, noted that states have a legitimate interest in preventing voter fraud and that these policies work to prevent such fraud. “Fraud can affect the outcome of a close election, and fraudulent votes dilute the right of citizens to cast ballots that carry appropriate weight,” the Court continued. “Fraud can also undermine public confidence in the fairness of elections and the perceived legitimacy of the announced outcome.”  

Equally important, the Court found that “[e]nsuring that every vote is cast freely, without intimidation or undue influence, is [a] valid and important state interest.” 

“We are heartened the Supreme Court has concluded that states have a right to enact commonsense laws that protect the integrity of the election process, thereby restoring the public’s faith in election outcomes,” said Linda Paine, EIPCa President. “Ballot harvesting removes the chain of custody protection allowing harvesters to seek out ballots that will be favorable to one side or another,” Linda went on to say. “It is EIPCa’s major objective that California follow Arizona’s lead and begin to take steps to correct the many electoral vulnerabilities that have plagued our great state for years.” 

Election Integrity Project®California (EIPCa) and 13 Congressional Candidates filed a lawsuit California challenging the unconstitutional laws, policies & procedures, emergency regulations that destroy integrity in the election process. 

To learn more about the work of EIPCa go to

Linda will be appearing on the Troy Smith Show later this week to discuss election integrity in California and NATIONWIDE.

We the People will never stop fighting for our country!






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