[Ed. – The judge says the state Republican lawmakers didn’t use the right procedures in getting the subpoena. Once again, the ruling is NOT on the underlying merits of the case.]
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge tossed out the Arizona state Senate’s request that he order local officials to allow access to voting machines and records to aid a GOP-led effort to audit the county’s election results.
In a ruling on Wednesday, Judge Randall Warner said state Senate President Karen Fann and Sen. Eddie Farnsworth did not follow the appropriate procedures to enforce a legislative subpoena. But they are allowed to refile their case, according to KTAR.
Unless an update is filed, the matter will be dismissed on Feb. 1.