The Republican Party of Arizona (RPAZ) will offer up to two $50,000 rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone suspected of “vote-buying” in the statewide primary on Aug. 2.
“There is historical precedent of vote-buying fraud, which ultimately led to secret ballot laws. Unfortunately, the movement towards mass mail-in voting completely undoes secret ballot reform,” the RPAZ said in a July 20 letter.
“Mail-in ballots are not secret—once a person has a ballot in their home, they can easily show it to anyone, including bad actors.”
The letter says the act of vote-buying happens when someone completes a mail-in ballot in front of a vote-buyer. If the voter then gives the buyer the completed ballot and signed ballot return envelope, the party considers that vote-buying….


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