Republicans Sue Arizona Over Botched Election, ‘Misconduct’

PHOENIX, AZ - NOVEMBER 14: A right wing activist wearing a 'LAKE FOR GOVERNOR' hat stands on the sidewalk in protest of the election process in front of the Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center on November 14, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. Ballots continue to be counted in Maricopa County following the November 8 midterm election as officials push back against conspiracy theories claiming the process is being delayed. (Photo by Jon Cherry/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Arizona’s Republican Attorney General nominee Abe Hamadeh on Tuesday evening sued election officials across the state, alleging that “incompetence and mismanagement” had caused “pervasive errors” in the midterm elections.
  • In a statement, Hamadeh said the Republican National Committee had joined him in filing the 25-page complaint in Maricopa County Superior Court.
  • The suit comes as final unofficial vote tallies showed he lost to Democrat Kris Mayes by about 500 votes. An automatic recount is being launched.

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