- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 1, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Two candidates for Tucson City Council want a Pima County Superior Court judge to declare them winners or order a do-over election.

At a hearing Monday, the city argued Kelly Lawton and Margaret Burkholder have no claim because Tucson operated the election following the rules laid out in the City Charter.

The Arizona Daily Star reports (https://bit.ly/1QQEXfh) a judge may make a decision by Dec. 7.

The judge has to take action based on a split decision from a panel of three Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals judges that was issued a week after the Nov. 3 election.

That ruling said Tucson’s election system is in violation of the 14th Amendment, the equal protection clause.

The city is petitioning for a rehearing of a larger panel of Ninth Circuit judges.


Information from: Arizona Daily Star, https://www.tucson.com

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