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Club sues to ban unstaffed ballot drop boxes in Arizona

BY: - October 23, 2023

A group dedicated to “taking on the establishment and the radical left” is trying to get unstaffed ballot drop boxes banned in Arizona.  The Arizona Free Enterprise Club, along with Yavapai County resident Mary Kay Ruwette, filed a suit in Superior Court on Oct. 19, challenging Secretary of State Adrian Fontes over the use of […]

Kari Lake says it doesn’t matter if she lied about Stephen Richer in bid to toss suit out

BY: - August 23, 2023

Failed Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake says that it doesn’t matter whether the statements she made about Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer are false and his defamation lawsuit against her should be tossed out of court because of a state law curtailing public officials from suing their critics.  In a motion filed on Monday, Lake […]

Abe Hamadeh has no new evidence and shouldn’t get a new trial, Kris Mayes says

BY: - January 20, 2023

Abe Hamadeh’s third attempt to challenge the election he lost should be thrown out of court for ignoring state law and failing — yet again — to provide any proof of his claims, attorneys for his Democratic opponent, Kris Mayes, said.  Two weeks ago, Hamadeh, the Republican nominee for attorney general, asked a judge to […]

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Abe Hamadeh wants another shot at overturning the election because of Pinal County’s recount discrepancy

BY: - January 4, 2023

Abe Hamadeh wants another shot at overturning his loss, saying that issues revealed by the recount in one county put the whole election in question.  Late Tuesday, Hamadeh filed a motion for a new trial in Mohave County Superior Court, arguing that the recount discrepancy in Pinal County is sufficient grounds for a renewed investigation […]

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 […]

Hamadeh’s election challenge shot down by judge 

BY: - December 23, 2022

Abraham Hamadeh’s bid to throw out the results of the race for Arizona attorney general that he lost based on unsubstantiated allegations of misconduct failed to convince a Mohave County Superior Court Judge on Friday.  Judge Lee Jantzen dismissed the case after attorneys sparred over just 14 ballots submitted as evidence.  “The bottom line is […]

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 […]

Abe Hamadeh challenges election results, says election issues across the state cost him the race

BY: - December 9, 2022

Republican Abe Hamadeh, who lost the office of attorney general by just 511 votes, filed a lawsuit against election officials across the state, claiming, without proof, that a combination of uncounted votes for him and illegal votes for his opponent cost him the election. “At 511 votes out of 2.5 million, our race is the […]

Kari Lake files suit against Maricopa County election officials

BY: - November 23, 2022

Republican Kari Lake has filed a lawsuit against Maricopa County election officials, demanding they provide information about voters whose ballots were affected by tabulation mishaps in the county on Election Day in a last-ditch attempt to cast doubt on the results that determined she lost her bid for governor. In a video interview with former […]

Abe Hamadeh files lawsuit challenging election results, citing Maricopa County problems

BY: - November 22, 2022

Abe Hamadeh, the Republican nominee for attorney general, filed a lawsuit late Tuesday alleging that Maricopa County officials bungled Election Day so severely that it cost him a victory in the race, which he lost by just 510 votes.  “Arizonans demand answers and deserve transparency about the gross incompetence and mismanagement of the General Election […]

Katie Hobbs wants to avoid a debate with Kari Lake, but Clean Elections rejected her town hall proposal

BY: - September 8, 2022

Democrat Katie Hobbs will not get her wish for separate televised town hall interviews of herself and fellow gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, Arizona’s Clean Elections Commission decided Thursday.  The decision was a blow to Hobbs, whose campaign had requested the elimination of direct interaction between the candidates, arguing that Lake “only wants a spectacle.”  The […]

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Wendy Rogers refused to speak to the Senate ethics panel about her ‘fed boy summer’ tweet

BY: - June 29, 2022

Flagstaff Republican Sen. Wendy Rogers refused to meet with the attorney for the Senate Ethics Committee, but her lawyer said in a letter to the panel that her tweet dismissing the racially motivated Buffalo grocery store mass shooting was a reference to a 2019 hip hop song and not a nod to white supremacist online […]