Judge rejects Dems’ bid to immediately halt Arizona 2020 election audit

Judge rejects Dems’ bid to immediately halt Arizona 2020 election audit
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An Arizona judge on April 28 rejected an attempt by the Arizona Democratic Party to immediately halt an audit of the 2020 election in the state’s largest county.

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Daniel Martin said Democrats didn’t provide “substantive evidence of any breaches or threatened breaches of voter privacy.”

The lawsuit, filed just before the audit started last week, may ultimately succeed, the judge added. But it fell short of the “strong likelihood” of succeeding standard required for a temporary restraining order.

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Martin also expressed doubt that the balance of hardship in the case or public policy favors the plaintiffs—two factors that are needed to grant the order.

Arizona Democrats must now decide whether to seek a review of the ruling from a higher court or to advance to an evidentiary hearing to try to make their case for an injunction.

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