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[OPINION] How did Gov. Doug Ducey get inside information about Arizona Supreme Court’s Invest in Ed vote?

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By Laurie Roberts | Arizona Republic

If Gov. Doug Ducey has no sway on the Arizona Supreme Court, why did his campaign staff know the vote tally on tossing Invest in Ed off the ballot?

(Editor’s note:Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.)

Gov. Doug Ducey must be cozier with the Arizona Supreme Court than I thought.

Clearly, a whole lot cozier than he’s supposed to be.

Two weeks ago, the court – the one he expanded from five justices to seven in 2016 – voted to throw Invest in Ed off the November ballot.

We were told only that a majority of the court voted to toss out the initiative petitions that had been signed by 270,000 Arizonans. This, because the description of the proposition “creates a significant danger of confusion or unfairness.”

We won’t know the actual vote tally – or who voted how – until the full opinion comes out, presumably in a few weeks.

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