/ Modified may 14, 2021 6:12 p.m.

Conservative group boasts of secret role in voting laws, including in Arizona

The claims are made in a video presentation by Heritage Action

360 early voters pima county Voters wait to enter an early voting site at the Pima County Recorder's Office in downtown Tucson on Oct. 27, 2020.
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The leader of a national conservative group is taking credit for secretly helping to write laws tightening voting rules in several Republican-controlled states, including Arizona.

The claims are made in a presentation by Heritage Action's Jessica Anderson, a recording of which was released by the liberal group Documented.

Heritage Action is one of several conservative groups that have jumped into the voting arena after former President Donald Trump lied about losing reelection due to voter fraud.

Anderson says the group has secretly guided legislation in Arizona, Georgia and Iowa. In Iowa, though, the authors of the voting legislation said they never spoke with Heritage.

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