Democracy For America

#ByeHelen: Tell Helen Purcell to resign now for Arizona's primary election disaster

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.