Ariz. Senator Requests Ballot Access for Phoenix New Times Consultant

december 27, 2005  08:40 am
Jack Harper, a Republican state senator, subpoenaed ballots from a contested 2004 legislative race so that a computer science professor hired by New Times could review them, the Arizona Daily Star reported. The consultant reportedly planned to release his findings directly to the newspaper. The county treasurer is opposing this arrangement, and a superior court judge has set a hearing for the second week of January to hear arguments on the legality of the subpoena.