Arizona Attorney General candidate Abe Hamadeh and the Republican National Committee (RNC) filed a lawsuit on Tuesday, claiming “a host of errors and inaccuracies” by Arizona officials impeded the 2022 election process.
Maricopa County is at the heart of the matter. The Daily Wire noted that the county, one of the most populous counties in the nation, had “notable problems during the November 8 election, including printer and tabulation machine-related issues in at least 70 of the county’s 223 polling locations.”
Hamadeh announced the lawsuit on Twitter:
“Arizonans demand answers and deserve transparency about the gross incompetence and mismanagement of the General Election by certain election officials. I will not stop fighting until ALL voters receive justice. See you in court.”
Hamadeh added: “The lifeblood of an active and vibrant democracy is based on participation and trust in the system. My lawsuit hopes to restore confidence in our elections.”
Noting several specific concerns, Hamadeh wrote:
“Pervasive errors by our election officials resulted in the disenfranchisement of countless Arizonans who had their voices silenced. Arizonans deserve to have an election system that is transparent and fair, and right now, we have neither. Today’s challenge is the only way to provide accountability and restore confidence in our broken election system.”
On Tuesday evening, Hamadeh noted that the 25-page complaint “details a host of errors surrounding the administration of the November 2022 General Election concerning alleged election board misconduct, the tallying of unlawful ballots, and the erroneous counting of votes.”
Though Arizona’s outgoing Attorney General Mark Brnovich ordered Maricopa County officials to submit an election report, Hamadeh does not believe the report will address his concerns.
Hamadeh alleges there is “evidence” from “first-hand witnesses” of “statutory violations” in the election.
Hamadeh also asserts that Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs should have recused herself from oversite of the election because she was a gubernatorial candidate.
Though numerous polls projected Hobbs would lose, she was declared the winner in her race against Kari Lake. Lake is contesting the results.
Following the revelation of multiple concerns, several counties have delayed certifying election results.
State Elections Director Kori Lorick has threatened that the state would sue if counties refuse to certify the election by November 28.
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