Green Party nominees labeled "sham candidates" said in Arizona court that they are not running for office to siphon votes from Democrats.
Christopher Campbell, Anthony Goshorn and Thomas Meadows testified Monday that Republicans planted the idea that they run for office as Green Party candidates but that taking votes from Democrats was never their motive.
The Green and Democratic parties say at least 11 of the Green Party's nominees were recruited by Republicans to entice votes from liberals who might otherwise support the Democratic candidate.
Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Dean Fink says he'll try to rule on Tuesday.
A federal judge last week denied a separate Green Party request that the candidates be kicked from the November ballot.