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Lake's trial is scheduled to run from Wednesday to Friday, but she has said 'we are going to take this to the U.S. Supreme Court,' while Hamadeh’s attorneys claimed that declining to provide a new trial would erode voter confidence.

Kari Lake and Abe Hamadeh, GOP candidates for Arizona’s top offices who claim the November election was stolen from them, have spent months presenting shape-shifting arguments in court — and six months after races were called, they aren’t done. Read more»

Service Arizona, the state’s electronic system for updating a license, ID or home address, auto-checks the box that asks if the voter wants to update their voter registration in order to comply with federal law. A voter who does not want to do that must uncheck the box.

It was an alarming claim that didn’t take long to go viral: Maricopa County had incorrectly rejected a ballot from an Arizona veteran in the November election, disenfranchising him - but was a registered voter in Navajo County, and was not registered to vote in Maricopa County. Read more»

Senate liaison Ken Bennett watches as Maricopa County ballots from the 2020 general election are examined and recounted by contractors hired by the Arizona Senate on June 12, 2021, at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

A bill sponsored by Arizona Sen. Ken Bennett that would theoretically make it possible to verify that machines counted votes accurately and that people who voted were eligible voters from the comfort of home has brought about rare cross-party dialogue in the state legislature. Read more»

Arizona Republicans spent $205,000 or so on a three-day bus tour in the final days of the campaign, expenses that some Republicans say came at the cost of losing close races.

Arizona Republican Party Chairwoman Kelli Ward and her team spent more than $530,000 on what one GOP consultant said were “vanity projects” designed to boost her ego instead of winning races on an election that ultimately ended in disaster for Republicans in Arizona. Read more»

Hamadeh’s challenge to the outcome of the midterm elections is not the only one courts are still hearing from nearly two months after the election ended as Kari Lake continues to seek an appeal for her own failed bid for the governor’s office.

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. Read more»

Republican Abe Hamadeh still lost the race for Arizona attorney general after recount deemed him a loser again.

So the recount in the 2022 Arizona attorney general's race is over and Democrat Kris Mayes won even though Pinal County's recounting of the votes cut her margin of victory in half. Read more»

Abe Hamadeh at a 2022 Republican rally in Prescott on Nov. 7, 2022.

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 into the midterm election in all 15 Arizona counties. Read more»

Hamadeh, the Republican nominee for attorney general, sought last month to nullify the race he lost by 280 votes with a lawsuit that was thrown out for failing to support any of its claims or present any proof of issues that could put the election’s outcome in doubt. 

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 - as Hamadeh announced in a tweet that he was filing a new lawsuit. Read more»

Republican candidate Abe Hamadeh, who lost the election to Arizona Attorney General-Elect Kris Mayes and then challenged the results in court.

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. Read more»

Kris Mayes at a September election forum.

Kris Mayes maintained her win in the race for Arizona attorney general after the results of a recount were released Thursday, with the Democrat prevailing by 280 votes over Republican Abe Hamadeh. Most of the vote shifts were in Pinal County, where officials blamed 'human errors.' Read more»

Kari Lake and her lawyers will not face sanctions for bringing a suit that challenged her loss in the race for Arizona governor, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday.  Read more»

Abe Hamadeh in September 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. Read more»

The trial is set to start 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 23 and Hamadeh will have to show proof that ballots were incorrectly counted and that they exist in numbers great enough to overturn his 511-vote loss. 

A last-minute request from Abraham Hamadeh to increase the number of election documents he can inspect ahead of a trial to decide whether misconduct cost him the attorney general race was denied by a judge on Thursday.  Read more»

Secretary of state candidate Mark Finchem and attorney general candidate Abraham Hamadeh at a campaign event.

After hearing a hodgepodge of claims from three losing GOP candidates alleging inaccuracies in the midterm election, Arizona judges rejected many of the most far-reaching and unsubstantiated claims, but are allowing other claims to move forward. Read more»

Abe Hamadeh speaks at a candidate forum hosted by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Sept. 15, 2022, as Kris Mayes watches. Hamadeh's challenge to Mayes' win in the race for attorney general goes to trial on Friday.

Abraham Hamadeh got the green light from a Mohave County Superior Court judge to go to trial with a lawsuit that has been criticized by opponents for lacking any concrete evidence over an Arizona election he says was compromised by misconduct.  Read more»

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