The details: Three states at the tip of the spear are Arizona, Pennsylvania, and Georgia — states critical to Trump’s loss in November and Democrats’ takeover of the U.S. Senate last month. According to the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law, Arizona leads the pack with 19 proposals, followed by Pennsylvania with 14 and Georgia with 11.
A South Carolina proposal would impose a signature matching requirement for absentee ballots.
A New Hampshire bill would allow anyone to observe polls “without obstruction.”
A Texas plan would strip voter registration authority from county clerks and require the Department of Public Safety to verify the citizenship of voters.
What they’re saying: Arizona Republican state Rep. Kevin Payne is seeking to abolish the state’s so-called permanent early voting list and require mail ballots to be notarized. “People don’t feel confident about the signature verification,” he said.