Attorney General Mark Brnovich is using a lawsuit challenging Arizona’s early voting laws to instead attack two Democrats.
In filings with the Arizona Supreme Court late Friday, Brnovich, a Republican, sidestepped the question of whether he believes the state constitution permits people to cast their ballots by mail and ahead of election day. That is the heart of the complaint by the Arizona Republican Party to which he was responding.
Instead, the state’s top prosecutor who is running for U.S. Senate is telling the Arizona Supreme Court that portions of the “signature verification guide” put out by Secretary of State Katie Hobbs are “inconsistent with Arizona election law.” And Brnovich, who has repeatedly sparred with Hobbs over election issues, also said her policies on the use of ballot drop boxes is illegal.
But Brnovich is not limiting his criticism of Democrats in his new court filing to just Hobbs who is running for governor.