Arizona Supreme Court Agrees to Ultra-Fast-Track Election Challenge


Posted originally on The Conservative Tree House on December 7, 2020 by sundance

The Washington Times is reporting the Arizona Supreme Court has accepted an election challenge lawsuit filed by Republican Party Chair Kelli Ward concerning mail-in ballots in Maricopa County.

[…] “A lower court judge dismissed her case Friday, but she took the challenge to the state’s highest court and has said a small sample of ballots and envelopes she was able to inspect showed some irregularities.” (more)

On its face the decision seems to be a positive step; however, the court is ultra-fast-tracking the case. Filings due by noon today, no oral arguments and the seven member panel likely with a ruling later today or tomorrow.

The speed is likely part of a Arizona Supreme Court procedural intent to avoid SCOTUS intervention ahead of the Tuesday Safe Harbor deadline.  As noted by AZ Law: “Congress cannot challenge any state’s electors if the results are certified and lawsuits resolved by the end of the day tomorrow” (more)..

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