- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 19, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - The Latest on an challenge to Arizona’s presidential primary election results (all times local):

12:45 p.m.

A judge has refused to immediately dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to have the results of Arizona’s presidential primary thrown out.

At a hearing Tuesday, Judge David Gass set a full evidentiary hearing for Monday.

The election was marred by long lines at polling places and complaints by voters who believed they should have been allowed to cast a ballot but weren’t on the rolls.

Gass declined to immediately act on a request from the Arizona attorney general’s office to throw out the case.

Instead, he will hear testimony from voters and experts in the lawsuit filed by a Tucson man over the problems during the March 22 election.

The attorney general is seeking to have the case thrown out on procedural grounds, but Gass didn’t give an indication of whether he thought that effort had merit.

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3 a.m.

A Maricopa County judge is set to hold a hearing on a lawsuit seeking to have the results of Arizona’s presidential primary thrown out.

The hearing set for Tuesday before Judge David Gass comes as the Arizona attorney general’s office want the case dismissed. It argues state law doesn’t allow the March 22 election results to be contested.

But the lawyer for a Tucson man contesting the results calls that argument “silly.” Attorney Michael Kielsky said Monday the attorney general is in essence arguing that the election wasn’t a real election.

The lawsuit was prompted in part by long lines in Maricopa County.

The lawsuit alleges Secretary of State Michele Reagan and county recorders mishandled voter registration requests and improperly cut the number of polling places in Maricopa County.


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