The Arizona Democratic Party and County Supervisor Steve Gallardo sued to stop the audit from taking place on Thursday afternoon.

The Democrats and RINOs will do anything to stop the audit. However, the litigation related to the Arizona audit is not over. It may just be the beginning.

The audit continued yesterday into the evening after the Democrats refused to put down a $1 million bond for the costs of ending the audit, so the judge allowed the audit to continue. People already started to arrive this morning and the Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the State Fairgrounds where the counting is taking place.

Watch the live feed of the audit here:

But this is not the end of the story. Arizona Law posted the following regarding events yesterday after the audit was allowed to proceed:

Thursday afternoon, the Arizona Democratic Party and County Supervisor Steve Gallardo sued to stop the audit from taking place.

Friday morning, Superior Court Judge Christopher Coury held a hearing on the request for a TRO (Temporary Restraining Order) to stop the audit. He ordered a “pause” over the weekend (until noon, Monday) IF the Democrats posted a $1M bond to cover damages if their case was thrown out. He ALSO ordered that the Senate/Ninjas produce their policies/procedures for conducting the audit and that they follow all state laws.

The State Senate filed an Emergency Special Action with the Arizona Supreme Court to overturn Judge Coury’s “pause”, among other things. The Democrats decided not to post the bond, so the “pause” was off the table and the audit could continue on Saturday and Monday morning.

This afternoon [Friday], Supreme Court Justice Clint Bolick heard arguments on the Special Action. He took no action, praised Judge Coury’s handling of the morning hearing, and ordered an updated pleading from the State Senate on Tuesday, responses on Wednesday, and a reply on Thursday. Either Justice Bolick – who is the “duty Justice” for the next week – or the entire Supreme Court will take it from there.

Arizona Supreme Court  petition is here:

AZ Senate to Supreme Ct 4-23 by Jim Hoft

Here’s the Supreme Court’s response from Judge Bolick:

AZ Supreme Court Response a… by Jim Hoft

Judge Bolick denied the request for an emergency stay.

Defendants may file pleadings by Tuesday.
And plaintiffs will file no later than Wednesday.

More to come next week. Fortunately, the audit is moving forward and is currently in process as of Saturday morning, April 24.

Sources: ArizonasLaw, ArizonasLaw

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