The liberal organization League of Women Voters has filed a lawsuit over people monitoring ballot drop boxes in Arizona, ahead of the midterm election.
The organization claims to be “non-partisan,” but advocates in defense of abortion.
“In March of 2018, the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit challenging the fifteen-week abortion ban that was passed by the Mississippi state legislature. The League filed an amicus brief in support of the plaintiffs,” the organization’s website boasts.
The drop box lawsuit was filed in an Arizona federal court on Tuesday evening against groups and individuals who are participating in “Operation Drop Box.”
NEW: several people have been sitting outside the Maricopa County elections headquarters in Arizona outside 1 of 2 ballot drop boxes.
They have their own cameras rolling, pointed right at the drop box.
— Nicole Grigg (@NicoleSGrigg) October 20, 2022
Operation Drop Box seeks to monitor the ballot drop spots for unusual activity.
The organization claims that it is an effort to intimidate voters.
According to a report from CNN, “the lawsuit alleges that the conduct violates the Voting Rights Act and another federal law that prohibits conspiracies to intimidate voters. It is seeking a court order blocking the defendants from ‘further intimidating voters or otherwise violating the law.'”
League of Women Voters argues that the monitoring is part of an “escalating scheme of voter intimidation and harassment in Arizona” that undermines the rights of people to submit their ballots “free from intimidation, threats or coercion.”
The lawsuit claims that the individuals and groups are “actively planning, coordinating, and recruiting for widespread campaigns to surveil and intimidate Arizona voters at ballot drop boxes and baselessly accuse them—either directly or indirectly—of committing voter fraud, and spread false information about legally valid forms of voting.”
The organization blames Dinesh D’Souza’s film 2000 Mules for inspiring people to watch for irregularities.
2000 Mules is described on the film’s website as exposing “widespread, coordinated voter fraud in th e 2020 election, sufficient to change the overall outcome. Drawing on research provided by the election integrity group True the Vote, ‘2000 Mules’ offers two types of evidence: geotracking and video. The geotracking evidence, based on a database of 10 trillion cell phone pings, exposes an elaborate network of paid professional operatives called mules delivering fraudulent and illegal votes to mail-in dropboxes in the five key states where the election was decided. Video evidence, obtained from official surveillance cameras installed by the states themselves, confirms the geotracking evidence. The movie concludes by exploring numerous ways to prevent the fraud from happening again.”