Far-Right Group Hit With Lawsuit Over Arizona Ballot Drop Box Stakeouts

A coalition of voting rights groups sued a far-right Arizona group for staking out ballot drop boxes in Arizona, The Daily Beast reports.

Secretary of State Katie Hobbs last week sounded the alarm over reports that voters were harassed while dropping off their ballots.

A surveillance video showed someone confronting a voter who dropped off their ballot.

“There’s a group of people hanging out near the ballot dropbox filming and photographing my wife and I as we approached the dropbox and accusing us of being a mule,” a voter in Mesa said in a complaint.

“They took … photographs of our license plate and of us and then followed us out the parking lot in one of their cars continuing to film,” the voter reported.

Another complaint alleged that people dressed in camo were “taking pictures of me, my license plate as I dropped our mail in ballots in the box.”


The Arizona Alliance for Retired Americans and Voto Latino are suing Clean Elections USA and its QAnon-linked founder Melody Jennings.

The lawsuit, filed on Monday, accused the group of violating the Voting Rights Act prohibition on voter intimidation and the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871, which prohibits “conspir[ing] to prevent, by force, intimidation, or threat, any citizen who is lawfully entitled to vote, from giving his support or advocacy in a legal manner.”

Members of the group have been seen at drop boxes around the state, some wearing tactical gear.

Complaints grow:

The lawsuit comes on the heels of the complaints mentioned above.

Hobbs said the complaints have been referred to the FBI and the Arizona Attorney General’s office.

The number of complaints has since risen to six as of Tuesday, according to the Daily Beast.


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