Another lawsuit over Maricopa County’s elections disaster is ready to go. This one coming from the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s attorney, Marc Elias, is set to be filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Arizona. The complaint names Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan

and Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell, along with the County Board of Supervisors and Attorney General Mark Brnovich.

The lawsuit claims  a number of red flags which resulted  in long voter lines and waits that grabbed national headlines last month. It alleges actions such as the decimation of the Voting Rights Act, a poll shortage, absence of polls in minority areas, and the State passing a law making it a felony to deliver someone’s ballot all contributed to a climate enabling minority voter suppression.  And that, say the plaintiff’s attorneys, amounts to equal protection violations.

The expected lawsuit comes on the heels of another lawsuit filed by AZ Audit in response to the accommodation failures at polling places. The Justice Department is also investigating the debacle as well.

–Barbara Villa

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