Posted BY: Kara | NwoReport

Arizona secretary of state candidate Mark Finchem filed a notice of appeal after a judge rejected his election-related lawsuit challenging the results of the midterm elections.

Finchem, a Republican, trails Democrat Adrian Fontes in the Nov. 8 general election by about 120,000 votes, or around 5 percentage points. Earlier this month, he filed a lawsuit alleging misconduct by Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, a Democrat, asking a Maricopa County judge to carry out a do-over of the election.

Filed on Wednesday (pdf), lawyers for Finchem appealed to the Arizona Supreme Court to take of his challenge. The notice listed Hobbs as well as Fontes, who was listed as the “officeholder-elect,” as defendants. “The appeal is against each and all Contestee/Defendant Fontes and Defendant Hobbs,” it said.

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