Restoring Integrity and Trust in Elections

Rite Defeats Radical Ballot Initiative Threatening Integrity of Arizona’s Elections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, August 26, 2022

Washington, D.C. – Restoring Integrity and Trust in Elections (RITE) has secured a major and extraordinary litigation victory over extreme left-wing special interest groups seeking to undermine the safety and security of Arizona’s elections. The victory ensures that a ballot initiative incorporating a liberal wish list of election integrity-destroying measures—including efforts to gut voter ID requirements, enable ballot trafficking, reduce barriers to non-citizen voting, loosen absentee ballot safeguards, and implement same-day registration—will not move forward.

By proving that the initiative’s proponents failed to obtain enough valid signatures, RITE and its allies stopped the radical initiative dead in its tracks. This initiative was not only bad policy, it was also completely reckless.

RITE, along with Honest Elections Project Action and the Arizona Free Enterprise Club, spearheaded the legal fight to invalidate the initiative by litigating the case all the way through the Arizona Supreme Court. RITE’s efforts revealed that well over 200,000 signatures allegedly supporting the petition were defective, often because of fraud and dishonesty during the signature collection process.

Derek Lyons, RITE’s President and CEO, issued the following statement: 

Today’s success protects the integrity of Arizona’s elections and enhances Arizonans’ confidence in the sanctity and security of their ballots. RITE will build on this win to continue its fight against dark money-funded, left-wing special interest groups that threaten the integrity of America’s elections. 

Co-founded in 2022 by National Finance Chairman Steve Wynn, Senior Advisor Karl Rove, and Chairman of the Board Bobby R. Burchfield, RITE is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the rule of law in elections. Working with some of the finest lawyers in the country, RITE supports faithful enforcement of valid, properly enacted and adopted laws and regulations that promote secure, efficient, and accurate elections throughout the United States.

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