Some personal ANALYSIS of today's hearing and where we're at. (From a post-hearing interview with @NicoleValdesTV):
"I don’t see either Judge Martin or the AZ Supreme Court shutting down the Senate/Ninjas audit/recount at this point. The unfortunate origin... 1/4
...of this legal dispute is that this audit is extra-legal – we never anticipated this kind of post-election game. So, the State Senate – the body that passes the election integrity laws we already have in place – did not lay down any procedures ----let alone laws ---- to...
NUTSHELL: 1. There is no court order currently hanging over the audit. (Which doesn't mean they should go haywire, natch.) 2. Hearing tomorrow at 10:30 on whether to put an order back in place. 3. No change in media/public access. First Amdmt Coalition is now in case, but...
...for limited purpose of fighting Cyber Ninjas efforts to file their procedures under seal. 4. @SecretaryHobbs also in, Staci Burks out. (Libertarians want to file amicus brief.) 5. (you fill in what you feel belongs here)
While we're waiting, I'm happy to announce that we were able to help convince the Superior Court to treat this as a "high profile" case. That means the court filings will be publicly available much more quickly and online.
Roopali Desai for the Plaintiffs' is now on line. Just waiting for the Kolodin Klown Kar show to roll up for the defense. -The "I" TR
Also, on a (very) related note:
EARLIER this a.m., we reported on the 1st Application for Attorneys' Fees in an Arizona election lawsuit. @SecretaryHobbs seeking $18k+ vs. @AZGOP for the 2% case. bit.ly/AZlaw1124
Judge Humetewa asks parties to include arguments clarifying: 1) safe harbor date significance 2) who the heck the plaintiffs are - Trump electors, voters, lawmakers, etc 3) significance of Judge Warner's finding in State Court contest - awaiting AZ Supr Ct decision --PW
"Covid 19 had a significant impact on how we prepared for this election. Encountered significant issues with poll workers cancelling in the March Primary election. Went from precinct voting model to voting centers model."
UPDATES on Trump campaign's Arizona election irregularities lawsuit:
Parties arguing a Secy/State motion to remove the Trump campaign's declarations from persons submitted online.
Judge Kiley removes GOP's "Don't touch the green button" online declarations from evidence - the party solicited them online & on conservative media. The attys eliminated "spam" and others. Judge notes that means the solicitation process was unreliable.