Elections

Hamadeh, other plaintiffs, deserve fines for bringing evidence-free election challenge, AG’s lawyer says

BY: - January 3, 2023

Everyone involved in Abraham Hamadeh’s lawsuit seeking to overturn the results of a race he lost should face sanctions and more than $10,000 in fines, the lawyer for Attorney General Kris Mayes told a judge.  The trial, wrote attorney Dan Barr, who represented Mayes and her campaign in the court proceedings, was a waste of […]

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Mark Finchem talks about Ali Alexander, the Capitol attack and Trump ties in J6 deposition

BY: - December 30, 2022

Oro Valley Republican Mark Finchem has been publicly tight-lipped about his whereabouts on Jan. 6 and his connections to #StopTheSteal organizer Ali Alexander, but his testimony to the Congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection gives new insight into a man who has been instrumental in misinformation around Arizona’s electoral process.  On Friday, the U.S. […]

Arizona recount uncovers several ballot-counting errors in Pinal County

BY: - December 30, 2022

The final recount results released Thursday in the Arizona attorney general’s race — which shrank to a razor-thin margin of 280 votes and confirmed Democrat Kris Mayes’ victory — show that ballot-counting errors in Pinal County were largely responsible for the shift. Pinal County, which has been plagued with election problems for the past year, […]

Kris Mayes defeats Abe Hamadeh in attorney general race after recount

BY: and - December 29, 2022

Democrat Kris Mayes was confirmed as Arizona’s next attorney general after the results of a recount in the race were announced Thursday morning, though her margin of victory over Republican opponent Abe Hamadeh was cut nearly in half. When initial election results were released, Mayes had a narrow 511-vote lead over Hamadeh, but after the […]

Mark Finchem’s ‘frivolous’ bid to overturn the election is booted from court

BY: - December 16, 2022

A Maricopa County Court Superior Judge rejected Mark Finchem’s attempt to overturn his election loss by more than 120,000 votes, ruling Friday that opened the door for possible sanctions against the Republican’s attorney.  Finchem had been seeking to overturn his loss last month to Adrian Fontes, who won by about 5 percentage points. Finchem said […]

Kari Lake might get to inspect small number of ballots

BY: - December 16, 2022

Kari Lake might get a chance next week to inspect a small number of ballots cast in Maricopa County in the 2022 midterm election, a judge ordered Friday.  Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Peter Thompson granted Lake’s request for her yet-to-be-named representative to inspect 50 ballots cast at six different voting centers that were printed […]

COMMENTARY

When you tell voters to ‘get the hell out,’ prepare to lose embarrassingly

BY: - December 16, 2022

Kari Lake performed historically badly in her bid to be governor. And there’s no debate about why she and her merry band of MAGA extremists lost all of the top statewide races this year: Republican voters abandoned them. Not that they could ever admit that, of course, as Lake and her allies have spent the […]

Katie Hobbs and Maricopa County: Kari Lake’s election challenge should be swiftly dismissed

BY: - December 15, 2022

Kari Lake wants to overturn her loss in last month’s election, but has failed to identify even one illegal ballot cast, point out a single person who was denied the right to vote or identify any specific instances of fraud, meaning the election challenge must be dismissed, the secretary of state and Maricopa County officials […]

Hobbs: Hamadeh’s lawsuit lacks evidence and facts, should be rejected

BY: - December 15, 2022

Republican Abraham Hamadeh’s lawsuit requesting that the election he lost be overturned has no leg to stand on and should be rejected by the court, said Secretary of State Katie Hobbs. “(This) election contest is little more than a claim in search of a factual basis,” Hobbs’ attorney, Andy Gaona, wrote in a motion asking […]

Finchem response to motion to dismiss rife with errors, evidence-free theories

BY: - December 15, 2022

In a filing riddled with errors and new evidence-free claims of forgery and election malfeasance, the attorney for failed GOP secretary of state candidate Mark Finchem says there are no grounds for a judge to dismiss the challenge to the election results without conducting a hearing on the claims.  Finchem is seeking to overturn his […]

Mayes’ attorney slams Hamadeh’s election challenge as speculation, says it should be dismissed

BY: - December 15, 2022

A lawsuit from Abraham Hamadeh seeking to overturn the election he lost should be thrown out of court for its complete lack of evidence, attorneys for his opponent say.  Hamadeh, the Republican nominee for attorney general, challenged his 511-vote loss last week, alleging that election misconduct across the state cost him a victory. Dan Barr, […]

Hobbs, Maricopa County will ask a judge to dismiss Kari Lake’s bid to overturn her election loss

BY: - December 13, 2022

The defendants in Kari Lake’s lawsuit seeking to overturn her loss in the midterm election plan to ask for the case to be dismissed, they told a Maricopa County Superior Court judge Tuesday morning.  Those defendants include Secretary of State and Gov.-elect Katie Hobbs, as well as the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors and Maricopa […]