Following the Supreme Court decision to gut the Voting Rights Act, Arizona has been at the forefront of voter suppression -- disenfranchising Black and Latino communities.
On Tuesday, we saw the consequences after 140 of 200 polling places were closed, forcing voters to wait in line for hours -- some for more than 5 hours.
Believe it or not, Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell -- who has been in charge of elections in the county since 1988 -- immediately defended herself, answering a reporter's question by asserting that voters were to blame:
“Well, the voters for getting in line, maybe us for not having enough voting places.”
This is unacceptable. Sign our petition calling on Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell to resign.