Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee
Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee is case brought by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich against the Democratic National Committee in the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election.
In 2016, Arizona passed a bill to restrict ballot harvesting unless the person collecting the ballot is a family member, a person living in the same household, or a caregiver. Since the 1970s, Arizona has required people to vote at their specific precinct.
Attorney General Brnovich intervened on behalf of Arizona after the Democrat Secretary of State Katie Hobbs refused to defend the law. The U.S. Supreme Court rejected the DNC's arguments to water down election integrity laws and upheld Arizona's restrictions on ballot harvesting in a 6-3 vote. Justice Samuel Alito wrote the decision defending the ability of states to put voting rules in place that eliminates voter fraud. Wanting to prevent voter fraud is, Alito made clear, a “strong and entirely legitimate state interest.”