- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 19, 2020

A judge tossed a legal challenge Thursday in Arizona brought by the state’s Republican Party in an attempt to delay certifying the state’s election results.

The Arizona Republican Party had asked a state court earlier this month to halt Maricopa County from certifying its official results before conducting an audit of certain precincts.

Specifically, the complaint filed in the Superior Court of the State of Arizona last Thursday wanted the judge to order Maricopa County to conduct a hand-recount and audit of at least 2% of its polling precincts, which would be 15 precincts out of 748.

It’s a state Mr. Trump won in 2016 by 3.5%, but he’s now lagging by roughly 10,000 ballots, or .3%.

• Alex Swoyer can be reached at aswoyer@washingtontimes.com.

Copyright © 2022 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide