Arkansans for Transparency Issues Statement on Supreme Court’s Ruling to Dismiss Both the Redistricting & Ranked-Choice Amendments from Ballot

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 27, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – This morning, the Arkansas Supreme Court, in a 6 to 1 vote, ruled that both the Redistricting and Ranked-Choice amendments do not qualify for the November ballot. Both amendments would have grossly manipulated Arkansas’s election process and the laws that have governed redistricting in our state for decades.

Jonelle Fulmer and Judge Joseph Wood, Co-Chairs of Arkansans for Transparency, issued the following statement:

“We applaud the Supreme Court’s decision to keep these deceitful measures off the November ballot. This is a huge victory for Arkansans in our continued fight against billionaire-backed, out-of-state liberals who want nothing more than to wholly manipulate our system of democracy. We’re also grateful to Senator Tom Cotton for his leadership and for raising awareness about the dangerous consequences of these amendments. Arkansas voters deserve transparency at the ballot box, and that’s exactly what we’re getting with today’s decision.”

About Arkansans for Transparency:

Arkansans for Transparency is a Ballot Question Committee formed as a response to two proposed amendments to the Arkansas Constitution, which are meant to grossly manipulate Arkansas’s election process and the laws that have governed redistricting in our state for decades. The goal of Arkansans for Transparency is to protect our democratic process by educating voters on the deceitful practices by the amendments’ proponents.