State wants order extending registration deadline quashed

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By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via PinalCentral

Reversing course, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs on Monday asked a federal appeals court to quash a trial judge’s order giving Arizonans an extra 2 1/2 weeks to register to vote for this election.

But not just yet.

Roopali Desai, her attorney, said Hobbs always opposed scrapping the Oct. 5 deadline because it could cause chaos so close to the Nov. 3 election. But Desai said Hobbs did not initially appeal for fear it would cause more confusion than simply leaving the order from U.S. District Court Judge Steven Logan extending the deadline in place.

Now, with the case already appealed by others, that’s no longer the case.

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