Michele Reagan was right on election reforms

—Paul Ryan, Fountain Hills

In its emphatic primary endorsement of Michele Reagan as secretary of state,

The Arizona Republic stated the following:

“In 2013, Reagan put together a sensible, serious-minded package of election-law reforms with the help of all 15 Arizona county election directors, Democrats and Republicans alike.”

Now, those reforms, which include a cleanup of outdated mail-in-voter lists and a measure to halt the illegal gathering of ballots by paid political operatives, are being falsely portrayed by her opponents as anti-voter.

Nothing could be farther from the truth.

The Republic and all the county recorders had it right when they supported Reagan’s stance on these election-reform measures.

Having accurate mail-in voter lists and stopping political operatives from collecting ballots only makes common sense.

Her consistent support of election reforms, added to her well-known stance opposing dark money, is most welcome and should be supported.