Opinion: If Arizona handles elections well, there isn’t much case for reform. Upending the system in the name of ‘integrity’ isn’t good enough.
Editorial board Arizona Republic
If there’s a good reason for tightening voting standards, Republicans should make a better case for it.
Efforts at the Legislature give Arizonans the impression our election system is deeply flawed and in dire need of rescue.
We’ve seen a litany of bills to narrow who qualifies to vote and how and when – all in the name of election integrity.
Integrity is a buzzword that should give us all pause even during ordinary times. But it should worry us more on the heels of an extraordinary presidential election in which a sizable number of Republican elected officials, in Arizona and across the country, fostered and furthered the lie that voter fraud helped to install President Joe Biden.
In fact, a number of them are continuing to feed the lie.
Is this really about election integrity?