Wow, check out this outrageous series of statements in yesterday's Republic Editorial:
But the judge said Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polka failed to provide a "preponderance of evidence" to show that the law had been broken.
Now Judge Eigenheer says there's evidence, but not enough.
In other words, the law has a sizable escape clause. If a candidate can create enough smoke to obscure what happened, the law becomes meaningless.
Seriously? is the Republic claiming that lack of evidence is some sort of loophole? The burden mentioned is "preponderance of the evidence" is the lowest burden of proof. The judge concluded that prosecutors didn't even meet the lowest burden--and the Republic calls this an "Escape Clause."