Facing a status hearing tomorrow, Republicans today voluntarily dismissed their Election Day lawsuit about the problems faced by Maricopa County voters when many Vote Center tabulators were not able to read the timing marks printed by the ballot printers.
Republicans had sought to keep Vote Centers open past 7pm to permit voters to return to cast a tabulatable ballot. Judge Tim Ryan denied the motion, noting that there was no evidence that voters had been precluded from casting a ballot, even if it was not going to be tabulated on the spot. (Ballots were put into a slot to permit them to either be tabulated at the County elections center later or to be hand-duplicated/tabulated.)
This article was reported by AZ Law founder Paul Weich. Paul was running for a seat in Arizona's House of Representatives.
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