Mark Brnovich (born November 25, 1966) is a Republican from Arizona who is currently the state's attorney general. He is also running for the Class III U.S. Senate seat in the 2022 elections to unseat Democrat Mark Kelly.
Brnovich v. DNC
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. Brnovich intervened on behalf of the state after the Democrat Secretary of State Katie Hobbs refused to defend the law. In the case of Brnovich v. DNC, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the Democratic National Committee's arguments to water down election integrity laws and upheld the law. 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.”
- Two references:
- Sanchez, Yvonne Wingett (June 10, 2021). Mark Brnovich, Arizona's attorney general, launches US Senate campaign. The Arizona Republic. Retrieved July 7, 2021.
- Greenwood, Max (June 10, 2021). Arizona AG Mark Brnovich launches Senate challenge to Mark Kelly. The Hill. Retrieved July 7, 2021.