An Arizona Superior Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Republican candidate in the razor-close race for state attorney general, but the GOP contender is vowing the case will go forward.
In a ruling Tuesday, Superior Court Judge Randall Murray in Maricopa County declared that the lawsuit had been filed too soon.
Since the state has not yet certified the results from the Nov. 8 election, Murray wrote, the “results” could not yet be challenged in court.
“It is undisputed that the canvass and declaration of results for the November 2022 election have not occurred,” Murray wrote, according to The Hill.
According to KOLD-TV in Tucson, Cochise County is the only one of the state’s 15 counties that has not yet certified the election’s results.
The lawsuit was filed Nov. 22 by candidate Abe Hamadeh and the Republican National Committee, claiming that there were “errors and inaccuracies” at polling locations, KOLD reported.
Democrat candidate Kris Mayes, in turn, sued to have the GOP case dismissed.
The Republican lawsuit cited the numerous problems experienced in Maricopa County with voting machines that caused long lines of voters on Election Day, as well as other factors.
Despite the problems, a judge in Maricopa County turned down a motion by the Republican National Committee to extend voting hours.
In an election where the difference between the two candidates is only about 500 votes out of more than 2.5 million cast, according to NBC News, the fight is still not over.
And Hamadeh is making sure Arizona voters know it.
In a Twitter post Tuesday, Hamadeh wrote:
“510 votes out of 2.5 million is the closest statewide race in Arizona history. Of course we’re going to litigate; especially given the issues Republican voters faced on Election Day.
“Imagine if the court had extended voting hours after all the problems for a few hours.”
510 votes out of 2.5 million is the closest statewide race in Arizona history. Of course we’re going to litigate; especially given the issues Republican voters faced on Election Day.
Imagine if the court had extended voting hours after all the problems for a few hours.
— Abe Hamadeh (@AbrahamHamadeh) November 30, 2022
Because of the narrow margin separating the candidates, the race will automatically be recounted.
Murray’s ruling specified that it was “without prejudice,” meaning the GOP challenge can be refiled.
He also wrote that his ruling does not require a recount to be complete before that can happen.
The recount will take place after the results are certified on Dec. 5, according to KOLD.
The fact that this race is so close means there really is no winner ! The office should be stripped of all power till the next election.
there needs to be military tribunals for these traitors.
Then public displays of the DEATH PENALTY.
The Firing Squad has just been brought back.
Our REPUBLIC is in danger, its time the laws of the land WERE FUCKING ENFORCED!
I live in AZ. IMNSHO, a new law should state, “If there is a delay in voting due to anything that could have been tested or prevented prior to the election, this automatically triggers a new election to be held within X number of days”
WOULDNT IT BE NICE TO SEND ALL THE DEMORATS OF THIS COUNTRY TO AN ISLAND IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN. HEHEHE. I WONDER HOW MANY OF THEM WOULD KILL EACH OTHER JUST TO BE BOSS OF THE ISLAND. JUST A THOUGHT TO PONDER AT THE BREAKFAST TABLE.
BOY COTT AZ= IT IS CORRUPT MONEY RUNNING THAT STATE. AND STILLING ELECTIONS.WHEN THE MONEY GETS LOW THE CORRUPT WILL BE GONE = AND CHINA WILL OPEN ITS DORRS FOR THEM. AND IT WILL BE A ONE WAY TRIP