Abe Hamadeh’s lawsuit seeks to have all ballots with undervotes recounted in the attorney general election.
Posted BY: Jasmine | NwoReport
Amid allegations that Arizona Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs withheld evidence last year as secretary of state during an election trial regarding the state attorney general race, new Democratic Attorney General Kris Mayes is shifting the focus of the AG’s election integrity unit to voter suppression.
Former Arizona Assistant Attorney General Jennifer Wright, who served in the civil division of the office’s election integrity unit under former Attorney General Mark Brnovich, joined GOP attorney general nominee Abe Hamadeh’s lawsuit against Hobbs and Mayes last week and argues that Hobbs didn’t provide evidence in Hamadeh’s trial last month.
Hamadeh’s lawsuit alleges that multiple Arizona counties inaccurately counted votes in the attorney general election and requests that “all ballots read as undervotes” be inspected. After a Mohave County Superior Court judge dismissed his and the Republican National Committee’s election challenge on Dec. 23, Hamadeh filed a motion earlier this month for a new trial.
In a Dec. 21 report to then-Secretary of State Katie Hobbs regarding the recount, Pinal County admitted finding a 507-vote variance between the certified election count and the recount. The recount totals weren’t announced until Dec. 29 by Maricopa County Superior Court.
Hamadeh had 392 more votes after the recount, while his Democratic opponent, Attorney General Kris Mayes, had 115 more votes. The Republican initially lost the election by 511 votes, which then dropped to 280 votes after the automatic statewide recount.
Wright told the John Solomon Reports podcast on Tuesday that “the secretary of state’s counsel was aware through the recount process, and the secretary of state herself was aware, that there were problems in Pinal County that specifically were the problems that Abe raised in his case that he took to trial on December 23rd.”