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AZ Republican Party brings suit to end most early voting to a trial judge

By Greg Hahne
Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services
Published: Thursday, May 19, 2022 - 1:05pm
Updated: Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 3:40pm

After losing a bid to end early voting by going straight to the state Supreme Court, the Arizona Republican party has started a similar suit before a trial judge. 

In legal papers filed in Mohave County Superior court, attorney Alexander Kolodin contends the state’s Constitution requires ballots to be cast in person on Election Day.

While the original lawsuit sought to completely eliminate early voting, this new one would allow for specific exceptions, such as being elderly or plans to be away on Election Day. 

Though arguing for some exceptions could undermine the basic arguments that the Legislature cannot allow for early voting in all cases. 

In the last general election, nearly 90% of all ballots were cast early. 

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