Arizona AG Wants To Delay Petitioners' Request For Court Decision On Online Signatures

Published: Monday, April 6, 2020 - 8:51am
Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services
Mark Brnovich

Backers of four voter initiatives have gone to the Arizona Supreme Court to challenge a requirement that prohibits online signatures to be counted as valid. But, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich wants the proceedings delayed.

Right now, only in-person signatures are allowed. But, in light of the pandemic, they’re requesting the court allow them to use the same electronic system politicians currently use to obtain signatures online.

The Associated Press says "the four initiatives would legalize marijuana, provide new school revenue by raising taxes on high-earning Arizonans, limit school vouchers and implement criminal justice reform."

While Brnovich didn’t take a stand on the claim itself, he argues that this issue should be settled with Gov. Doug Ducey first, before it is heard in court. Brnovich says it’s not the pandemic that is only affecting these groups, but also the governor’s stay-at-home order. As a result, it should be up to the governor to decide if they can continue their pursuits online, and if they disagree with that judgment, then go to court. 

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