GOP candidate for Arizona attorney general Abe Hamadeh SUES over election results
The Republican nominee for attorney general of Arizona has filed a lawsuit asking a judge to prevent certification of the November 8 election, even though a recount appears certain.
The Arizona election was marked by bitter disputes and reports of problems and confusion at polling places.
Abe Hamadeh trails Democratic nominee Kris Mayes by just 510 votes, within the margin for an automatic recount under state law.
On Tuesday, he upped the ante with a complaint filed in Maricopa County Superior Court alleging that equipment irregularities and management errors led to an incorrect final vote count.
Abe Hamadeh, Republican candidate for attorney general of Arizona, has filed a lawsuit asking a judge to prevent certification of his opponent’s victory, even though a recount appears certain
Hamedeh’s lawsuit seeks injunction to prevent Secretary of State Katie Hobbs from declaring Democratic nominee Kris Mayes winner
Hamadeh said equipment irregularities and management errors led to an incorrect number of votes
While he said there was “manipulation or other deliberate misconduct,” there were enough issues to affect the outcome.
He asked the court for an injunction to prevent the Secretary of State – Katie Hobbs, who also won the election for governor – from declaring Mayes the winner and for an order to give him the win instead .
“Arizona voters demand answers and deserve transparency about the gross incompetence and mismanagement of the general election by certain election officials,” he said.
Penetrating errors by our election officials resulted in the disenfranchisement of countless Arizona residents who silenced their voices.
“Arizons deserve an election system that is transparent and fair and right now we have neither.”
Arizona became the center of conspiracy theories when Trump narrowly lost the state to Biden, the first Republican presidential candidate to lose Arizona since 1996.
Election workers open mail in ballots at the Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center on November 11, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona
This time, a court had to order armed groups to stay away from dropboxes as multiple groups launched election observation initiatives.
Republicans, including Kari Lake, the Trump-backed nominee for gubernatorial, incorporated election fraud claims into their campaigns, but narrowly lost.
However, Lake has pledged to fight on, citing supporters’ claims that they were having problems by Election Day.
On Saturday, Deputy Attorney General Jennifer Wright wrote to one of the district’s top election officials with detailed reports on a range of irregularities, from printer problems that prevented ballots from being tabulated, to confusion over procedures for transferring voters to other locations if they could not vote for the first location.
Arizona’s assistant attorney general Jennifer Wright asked for explanations Saturday for a series of Election Day issues
Lake’s claims of fraud have consistently been characterized as baseless by detractors, and her supporters have yet to show a smoking gun.
But in her letter, Wright says, “These complaints go beyond pure speculation to include firsthand testimony that raises concerns about Maricopa’s lawful adherence to Arizona electoral law.”
She then demands answers before the results can be certified.
“Arizons deserve a full report and account of the myriad issues that have arisen with regard to the administration of the 2022 general election in Maricopa County,” Wright wrote in the letter to Thomas Liddy, chief of civil division at the Attorney’s Office. of Maricopa County, obtained by DailyMail. com.
“As the investigation looms, and these issues relate to Maricopa County’s ability to lawfully certify the election results, the unit is requesting a response to the aforementioned issues on or before Maricopa County submits its official investigation to the Secretary of State.” of Foreign Affairs, which must take place on or before November 28, 2022.”
Lake addressed the issues in a video message released this week.
“The 2022 general election in Arizona was botched and broken beyond repair,” she said.
Fortunately, the Attorney General is demanding answers from Maricopa County.
Attorney General Mark Brnovich is taking the first steps necessary to stop this assault on our democracy. This is not about Republicans or Democrats. This is about our sacred right to vote, a right sadly denied to many voters on November 8.
“Tens of thousands of you have reached out and begged me to fight this battle.
‘Do not worry.’