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Arizona's Supreme Court agrees to review of state GOP challenge to election results

The state Republican Party Chair Kelli Ward lodged a notice of appeal on Friday subsequent to Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Steven Warner dismissing the suit.

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Photo in Phoenix Arizona on Nov. 6, 2018
Photo in Phoenix Arizona on Nov. 6, 2018
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Updated: December 7, 2020 - 10:36pm

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Arizona's top court has consented to review an appeal connected to the state Republican Party chair's challenge of Arizona's election result certification.

The state Republican Party Chair Kelli Ward lodged a notice of appeal on Friday subsequent to Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Steven Warner dismissing the suit.

Maricopa County had nearly 28,000 duplicate ballots and when 1,626 of those were reviewed, nine included an error regarding the duplication of the vote for president, Warner's decision noted. The court had ordered that counsel could check 100 duplicate ballots and then Maricopa County provided even more than that for the review.

In a video posted on Monday, Ward said "we are asking to look at the 28,000 duplicated ballots that are in Maricopa County alone as well as all of the digitally adjudicated ballots. Now, if you look statewide, because we'd love to look at those as well, there are well over 100,000 ballots that could be affected and that is more than enough to swing this election."

 

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