Ruling on discriminatory Ariz. election laws on hold, likely until after 2020 election

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By Jim Small | Arizona  Mirror

An appellate court ruling last month that found Arizona laws barring the collection and delivery of early ballots and the state’s discarding of ballots cast in the wrong precinct are discriminatory likely won’t affect the 2020 election after that court halted its ruling to give the U.S. Supreme Court time to take up the matter.

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday granted Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s request that the ruling be stayed, a legal term for effectively suspending its implementation.

Brnovich plans to appeal the appellate court’s ruling to the Supreme Court. The appellate court concluded that the ban on collecting voted early ballots was motivated by racism, not by sincere efforts to combat fraud in the elections.

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