Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich just won a huge victory…
According to the latest reports, a judge has recently ruled that attempts to stifle the prosecution of election law violations by Secretary of State Katie Hobbs will not stand in Arizona.
This is despite numerous studies, probes, and evidence which suggests that fraud was a prominent feature of Arizona’s election landscape in 2020 and beyond.
Here are the latest developments:
— GroundHogNews46 (@GroundHogNews46) March 3, 2022
We are pleased with today’s ruling because Arizona’s laws are not merely suggestions. Now more than ever, we need our election officials to avoid playing political games. Everyone deserves to have confidence in our electoral process. https://t.co/B0LhtmveCk
— Mark Brnovich (@GeneralBrnovich) February 25, 2022
The Associated Press provided an update:
Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Joan Sinclair said the request is “premature” in a ruling issued Wednesday.
A spokeswoman for Hobbs, Murphy Hebert, said she will continue with plans to shut down on March 11 the “E-Qual” system that candidates use to collect signatures they need to appear on the ballot.
Judge DENIES @katiehobbs request for permission to break the law.
Major victory for AG Brnovich and the rule law!
Hobbs was suing Brnovich after he threatened to prosecute her if she temporarily shuts down online system E-Qual, which allows candidates to collect signatures. pic.twitter.com/K4JdlOcwIX
— AZSenateRepublicans (@AZSenateGOP) February 25, 2022
A judge won’t immediately block Attorney General Mark Brnovich from investigating — and even potentially prosecuting — Secretary of State Katie Hobbs with prosecution over her decision to temporarily take an online petition site offline. https://t.co/Ya0EDCDtJq
— Today's News Herald (@havasunews) February 27, 2022
KTAR went further:
Roopali Desai, a lawyer for Hobbs, said the secretary is stuck between two competing laws — one requiring her to maintain an online signature system and another mandating that signatures only be accepted from voters who qualify because they live in the candidate’s district.
The lawsuit is the latest legal skirmish between Brnovich, a Republican, and Hobbs, a Democrat, both of whom are seeking higher offices.