Arizona Attorney General candidate Abe Hamadeh filed a special action with the Arizona Supreme Court last week. Hamadeh supposedly “lost” the 2022 midterm election to current Attorney General Kris Mayes by 280 votes. This is despite the fact that 9,000 provisional ballots in Pinal County have still never been counted.
The Democrats really don’t want those ballots to ever be counted. If they are, it will very likely put the Trump-endorsed Hamadeh in the Attorney General office instead of Mayes, while also triggering an automatic recount in the 2022 race for governor, which Katie Hobbs and the Democrats stole from Kari Lake.
Hamadeh is asking to skip the Court of Appeals phase and bring his trial right to the Arizona Supreme Court. He lost in superior court several months ago, when the judge basically ruled that those 9,000 voters who cast ballots in Pinal County can go f*** themselves.
“We like the election results, so we’re not going to count all the ballots!”
What is that, if not outright fraud?
Superior Court Judge Lee Jantzen didn’t even sign the final order in the case, so under Arizona law, Hamadeh can’t appeal the case. How’s that for shady?
Instead of fighting it out with Jantzen or the Court of Appeals, Hamadeh is trying to go straight to the Arizona Supreme Court instead. In a major development this week, both Arizona House Speaker Ben Toma and Senate President Warren Peterson filed an amicus brief with the high court in support of it hearing Hamadeh’s case. With both branches of the legislature behind him, we hope that it greatly strengthens Hamadeh’s chances of the state Supreme Court taking his case.
The stolen 2022 midterms in Arizona were so close that this has the potential to throw the state into chaos. Provisional ballots on election day broke 70% for Republicans, all across the state. That’s because Republicans rightly don’t trust mail-in balloting, so we show up and vote in person on election day.
After nearly 60% of the voting machines in Republican areas of the state all broke down simultaneously on election day, voters were told that they would have to wait in line for four to five hours before they could vote. However, voters are allowed to cast a provisional ballot outside their home district.
That’s likely where these 9,000 uncounted ballots in Pinal County came from. Republican voters in Phoenix didn’t want to wait that long to vote, so they drove down to nearby Pinal County and cast their ballots. It’s mind-boggling to think about, but those ballots have never been counted.
Here’s why this case is such a big deal.
Hamadeh trails by 280 votes. If 70% of the provisional ballots were to break Republican when they’re finally counted, he’d earn about 6,300 votes, which would require Kris Mayes’ removal from office, with Hamadeh being installed as the rightful Attorney General. But that’s not all.
The official vote tally in the governor’s race between Kari Lake and Katie Hobbs was 17,116 votes. That puts them at a 0.006% difference. Under Arizona law, it triggers an automatic recount if the vote total in any race differs by 0.005%. If you add 6,300 votes to Kari Lake’s total from last November, the two candidates would be separated by 10,816 votes out of 2.5 million.
That would a 0.004% difference in Kari Lake and Katie Hobbs’ vote totals and would trigger an automatic recount. That’s the real reason why Democrats are going to such outlandish lengths to not count the 9,000 provisional ballots in Pinal County. The one thing that they especially fear is having anyone go back and look at the ballots again after they steal an election.
This is all so corrupt and embarrassing for our country. Katie Hobbs is technically not even the governor of Arizona yet, because all the votes from nine months ago haven’t been counted yet. Kris Mayes isn’t the real Attorney General. They are sitting in stolen offices until all the votes have been counted.
The Arizona legislature should be fighting this even harder. Having Abe Hamadeh in their corner as the Attorney General for the next three years would be a major check on Katie Hobbs’ ability to violate the state’s constitution.