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Clean Elections Commission: Group watching drop boxes is causing confusion

Published: Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 3:08pm
Updated: Friday, October 28, 2022 - 10:26am

The Citizens Clean Elections Commission in Arizona is a five-member nonpartisan group established by voters in 1998 to help ensure election integrity. 

However, a grassroots national organization that has had members monitoring drop boxes following unfounded conspiracies of ballot harvesting is operating under a similar name: Clean Elections USA. 

The Arizona commission met Thursday morning. Commissioner Amy Chan said she thinks the national group’s name is causing confusion. 

"Frankly, when I saw it, our name, even though it was the Clean Elections USA group, I was confused," Chan said. 

The commission’s attorney has issued a cease and desist order, demanding it stop using the Clean Elections name.

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