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Judge Rules Trump Campaign Can't Join Navajo Voting Lawsuit


A federal judge has denied a request by President Donald Trump’s campaign to argue against a lawsuit seeking to ensure mail ballots from the Navajo Nation are counted even if they arrive late.

The Trump campaign and Republican Party argued they can’t count on Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs to represent their interests in the case. But Judge Murray Snow ruled Wednesday that Trump, the GOP and Hobbs have all taken the same position against counting late-arriving ballots. Arizona law requires ballots to be received by Election Day to count. Several members of the Navajo Nation say that will disenfranchise tribal voters because of slow mail service on the reservation.