Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member Latest Breaking News General Discussion The DU Lounge All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search

2016 Postmortem

Showing Original Post only (View all)


(10,336 posts)
Tue Apr 26, 2016, 03:04 AM Apr 2016

Judge: AZ presidential preference vote can be challenged [View all]

PHOENIX — A judge on Monday ruled it’s legal to challenge last month’s presidential preference election.

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge David Gass said it remains to be seen whether the Tucson man, John Brakey, contesting the election — and seeking to void the results — can prove his case that the things that went wrong merit voiding the vote.

During the first day of hearings Monday, Assistant Attorney General James Driscoll Maceachron, defending Secretary of State Michele Reagan, told the judge that Arizona law allows someone to contest the outcome of a political primaries between candidates. Ditto, he said, if the issue is something like an initiative or bond election.

But he said there is no authority to challenge the state’s presidential preference election, which is neither a primary in the traditional sense nor a ballot measure.


Poll: DO you agree with this decision?

5 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Unlimited
5 (100%)
0 (0%)
Show usernames
Disclaimer: This is an Internet poll
2 replies = new reply since forum marked as read
Highlight: NoneDon't highlight anything 5 newestHighlight 5 most recent replies
Latest Discussions»Retired Forums»2016 Postmortem»Judge: AZ presidential pr...»Reply #0