After Arizona's Appellate courts ruled in favor of the Libertarian's argument for prospective relief in rigged elections, Judge Kyle Bryson granted
Pima County's Motion to Dismiss
based on the grounds that the courts do not have jurisdiction in elections. Sound familiar?
The goal of the Libertarian Party's suit is to protect the “purity of
elections” in the future, starting with this 2012 election season. As
stated in their initial disclosure statement
“At the present time it is easy to cheat using our election
computers and impossible to challenge a rigged election. The ease of
cheating when matched with the impossibility of challenging any
specific election requires court intervention in order to protect the
purity of elections and ensure that we will have free elections.”
need for prospective relief was first brought up in a counter claim by
the Libertarian Party as a means to help prevent Pima County from
rigging future elections like what appears to be the case for the RTA
election. The appellate courts already decided that Libertarian party
may demonstrate through the courts once and for all that the 2006
Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) election was rigged. This is a
necessary component for justifying prospective relief. The RTA ballots
for this two billion dollar bond measure are being held under a court
order to ensure restricted access to their location at the Iron
Mountain storage facility.
Currently, Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry is using every legal means possible
to stand in the way of a proper, independent forensic examination of
the ballots. Huckelberry's legal team is blocking this proceeding
despite his numerous claims that his elections division would be
exonerated by a proper investigation.
Judge Bryson, who replaced Judge Charles Harrington after he erred in his previous ruling, seems to have cut-and-pasted Judge Harrington's earlier ruling
granting the County's Motion to Dismiss.