On Monday, the US Supreme Court rejected the appeal by an Arizona resident who tried to prove allegations of voter fraud during his state's November 3 election.
The nine judges, without comment (pdf), rejected a request by Pinal County resident Staci Burk to find evidence of voter fraud. Burk sought access to the ballot papers to prove that some of them were false or fraudulent.
Earlier this year, the Arizona Supreme Court issued a ruling that agreed with a Pinal County District Court judge that Burk had no right to challenge the election. The reason given was that she was not a registered voter at the time she filed her lawsuit, as is required in statewide election contests. The two courts also agreed that it filed a legal challenge too late, after the five-day deadline for filing such a case.
“There is nothing before the Court to indicate that Appellant timely contacted the appropriate authorities to correct any problems with her voter registration,” Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Brutinel wrote. “An election challenge … is not the proper vehicle to reinstate voter registration.”
In her petition to the Supreme Court, Burk wanted a hearing over the question about whether she was an “elector.”
May 4, 2021
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