A Maricopa County Superior Court choose on Thursday dismissed an Arizona Republican Party lawsuit looking for a brand new audit of Maricopa County ballots and denied the GOP’s request to delay certification of election outcomes.

The choice seems to go away only one election-related problem — which is not going to have an effect on the outcomes of any races — pending in Arizona.

The Arizona Republican Party had filed its go well with final week, alleging Maricopa County officers violated state regulation once they performed a hand-count audit based mostly on vote facilities, open to any voter within the county, as a substitute of assigned precincts.

The outcomes of the vote middle audit, which had bipartisan oversight, matched digital counts precisely. But the GOP wished a new, precinct-based hand depend, saying the tactic would produce extra “precise” outcomes.

Attorneys for the social gathering pointed to a state statute that instructs officers to audit ballots from two county precincts or 2% of county precincts. But, as Republican Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s workplace famous, the regulation is silent on audit parameters for counties with vote facilities. It defers to the secretary of state’s election procedures handbook in these instances.