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Court won’t fast-track Arizona AG’s election fight appeal

(KYMA, KECY/ AP News) - The Arizona Supreme Court has refused to fast-track an appeal from Attorney General Mark Brnovich after a judge sided with Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs over election rules.

The decision means there is unlikely to be time before the general election for court battles to play out on Brnovich’s appeal and updated 2019 election rules will remain in place for the general election.

A Yavapai County judge last month rejected Brnovich’s effort to order Hobbs to do a major rewrite of a nearly 300-page document she wrote telling county election officials how to manage the 2022 elections.

The Supreme Court said it had considered Brnovich’s request and ultimately determined it did not meet the standards for bypassing the lower appeals court.

The judge said Brnovich had waited so long to sue over his perceived problems with the manual that he could not order the few changes that may be merited.

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