After months of waiting for the Attorney General to act, President Trump released a statement in March putting Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich on notice to get to the bottom of the 2020 election.
The Maricopa County election audit discovered massive evidence of election law violations and hundreds of thousands of illegal ballots in the 2020 election. All evidence was delivered to Arizona Attorney General Brnovich last September, and we have seen no action!
President Trump asked Brnovich in March, “When is the Attorney General of Arizona going to rule on all of the Election Fraud and large-scale Election Irregularities that wait before him?”
But Brnovich did not just stall on the election audit, he also waited too long to demand changes to the Arizona election procedures.
On Friday Yavapai County Superior Court Judge John Napper ruled that AG Brnovich waited too long to demand changes to the Arizona state election procedures to affect the 2022 midterm elections.
Judge Napper was appointed by Republican Governor Doug Ducey.
Brnovich had plenty of time to act, but waited until the last minute to demand Secretary of State Katie Hobbs to improve the procedure manual before the 2022 midterms.
The Epoch Times reported:
A judge in Arizona has rejected the state attorney general’s request to revamp election rules for the 2022 election cycle, citing timing as the reason for the rejection.
Yavapai County Superior Court Judge John Napper on June 17 denied Republican Attorney General (AG) Mark Brnovich’s request to ask Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, a Democrat, to improve the election procedure manual for the 2022 elections.
“At this point in the game, there is no mechanism for the Court to assist the parties in constructing an EMP which complies with [the law] within the timelines of the statute,” Napper wrote in the ruling, The Associated Press reported. “The Complaint was filed far too late for this to occur without disrupting elections that have already begun.”
The judge’s rejection marked the end of the AG’s complaint first filed against Hobbs in April, in which he alleged that Hobbs refused to make changes in the elections procedures manual and didn’t provide him with a “legally-compliant” election procedures manual by Oct. 1, 2021, as required by Arizona state law.
“This case is about the Secretary’s ongoing violation of her mandatory statutory duty to promulgate an Elections Procedures Manual (“EPM”) for the 2022 election cycle,” reads Brnovich’s court filing dated April 21. “To cure that ongoing violation, Plaintiffs are entitled to special action relief ordering the Secretary to comply with the mandatory requirement of providing a legally-compliant EPM to the AG and Governor for approval.”
Brnovich asked the court to order Hobbs to amend the election procedures manual by adding election integrity measures, including prohibiting unstaffed drop boxes, requiring signature verification for non-mailed early ballots, and preserving the requirement that voters vote in their precinct, according to a June 10 statement on the AG’s website.
He called the situation especially “problematic” because the election procedure manual has the “force of law.”