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Attorney: Cortes lawsuit will continue despite sent ballots (access required)

The attorney who is seeking to disqualify Republican Olivia Cortes from the recall election in Mesa is moving ahead with the lawsuit even though ballots have already been printed and some have been sent to a handful of voters.

The lawsuit alleges that Cortes is a part of a “cynical ploy” to divert votes from another candidate in order to help incumbent Senate President Russell Pearce retain his seat in the Nov. 8 special election.

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It’s all part of the plan

Late yesterday, the Supreme Court punted on the Pearce recall challenge, determining instead that the Court of Appeals was the proper venue for the appeal of a trial court judge’s ruling that the recall petitions are valid.

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