Clean Elections USA barred from using name in Arizona

By Greg Hahne
Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services
Published: Monday, November 14, 2022 - 2:19pm

Clean Elections USA has been ordered to stop using its name in Arizona immediately after a ruling from a Maricopa County Superior Court judge.

Judge Scott Blaney said that the group is confusing Arizonans and causing damage to the Citizens Clean Elections Commission. That’s a voter-approved group that educates citizens on candidates and organizes debates.

Clean Elections USA members had been monitoring ballot drop boxes. Blaney said the activities have resulted in calls and emails from angry members of the public confused and assumed the commission had been the ones watching. 

People referred to commission employees as racist, fascists and liars.

The ruling further barred Clean Elections USA founder Melody Jennings from using that name or similar variants in election activities. That includes social media posts, websites, emails or any other media.

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