Ducey says business opposition won’t influence decision on election bills

Public service message posted by Greater Phoenix Leadership

By Jeremy Duda | Arizona Mirror

Gov. Doug Ducey said business community opposition to a pair of election bills that critics allege will suppress voters won’t affect his decision on whether to sign the legislation if it reaches his desk.

Greater Phoenix Leadership, a business and civic organization, issued a statement last week urging lawmakers to reject legislation that it said is voter suppression. The proposed bills would purge inactive voters from the state’s Permanent Early Voting List and to require voters to include driver’s license numbers or other proof of identification with their early ballots. 

The statement, signed by 40 business leaders, most of whom are on GPL’s board, came on the same day that Major League Baseball announced that it would pull its All-Star Game from Georgia in response to a new law that restricts access to voting in some cases.

“I’m going to sign good policy,” Ducey told reporters during a press conference at the Executive Tower on Thursday. “I report to the people of Arizona, not a major sports league. And I’m going to make decisions on the policies that are put in front of me. And if good policy is put in front of me, I’m going to enthusiastically sign it.”


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