The highest court in Arizona has agreed to hear a case that was dismissed on Friday regarding mail-in ballot irregularities:
WASHINGTON TIMES – The Arizona Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear an election challenge brought by the state’s Republican Party Chair Kelli Ward concerning mail-in ballots in Maricopa County.
A lower court judge dismissed her case Friday, but she took the challenge to the state’s highest court and has said a small sample of ballots and envelopes she was able to inspect showed some irregularities.
Arizona results show presumptive President-elect Joseph R. Biden topping President Trump by about 10,457 votes, or 0.3%.
Unlike Pennsylvania, the Arizona Supreme Court doesn’t sound like an activist court:
The Arizona Supreme Court is composed of seven justices appointed by the governor from a list of proposed nominees derived by a bipartisan commission.
Two of the current justices were appointed by former Gov. Jan Brewer, a Republican, while five others were appointed by current Gov. Doug Ducey, a Republican.
According to KTAR news, there won’t be any oral arguments:
The Supreme Court confirmed receipt of the case Monday and said it would decide the matter without oral argument.
The parties were ordered to file simultaneous briefs of no longer than 3,000 words and an appendix with their exhibits by noon Monday.
This seems like good news, but I don’t want to get my hopes up too high.