/ Modified jun 17, 2022 10:34 p.m.

Arizona AG's effort to require redo of election rules denied

The 2019 rules stay in effect.

360 vote here A vote here sign outside of a polling place in Tucson. November 2020.
John DeSoto/AZPM Staff

An Arizona judge has rejected Republican Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s request that he order Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs to do a major rewrite of Arizona's election rules.

Friday's ruling from Yavapai County Superior Court Judge John Napper leaves a manual approved in 2019 as the guide for the 2022 elections.

Napper had signaled at a hearing last week that many of the complaints Brnovich raised when he refused to approve an updated Election Procedures Manual that Hobbs gave him to review in October were unsupported.

He said Hobbs in most cases had followed the law when she wrote the rules for voting and tallying ballots.

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