GOP's Hamadeh files suit challenging Arizona AG race results
Many would-be voters claimed that the problems in the state's most populous county rendered them unable to vote and effectively disenfranchised.
Arizona Republican Attorney General candidate Abe Hamadeh on Friday tweeted that he, in conjunction with the Republican National Committee, had filed a suit to contest the results of his race in Arizona.
"Today my campaign along with the Republican National Committee... has filed an election contest lawsuit," Hamadeh tweeted. With all the votes tabulated, Hamadeh stands 511 votes behind his Democratic opponent Kris Mayes, making the race the closest statewide contest in Arizona history. A recount is currently in progress.
Hamadeh pointed to what he called "unprecedented and unacceptable issues" in Maricopa County. The county has faced several reports of widespread irregularities and delays at polling locations on Election Day including allegations that the machines did not count the ballots properly, ballot printing errors, extremely long lines, etc...
Many would-be voters claimed that the problems in the state's most populous county rendered them unable to vote and effectively disenfranchised. Local election officials contend that the issues did not prevent anyone from voting.
The Republican previously filed suit in November, though a judge dismissed it as premature since Arizona requires that the state certify the election results before a candidate may challenge the,.
Hamadeh's new suit follows a similar election contest from Arizona GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake.