Arizona Election-Challenge Lawsuit Dismissed by Judge

An Arizona Republican, who lost the 2022 election for state attorney general by a margin of 280 votes, faced a setback on Monday. A judge dismissed his lawsuit and opened the door for officials to pursue sanctions against him. Abe Hamadeh, who is currently running for Congress, criticized the way election officials verified signatures on mail-in ballots. He sought to have the race decertified and a recount ordered. Maricopa County Judge Susanna Pineda rejected all of Hamadeh’s demands, stating that he was attempting to overturn the will of the people. Additionally, Pineda granted Secretary of State Adrian Fontes and Attorney General Kris Mayes permission to seek sanctions against Hamadeh and his lawyer, Ryan Heath. No immediate comments were made by either party. Pineda also dismissed claims made by Cochise County Supervisor Tom Crosby and Arizona resident David Mast, who requested either a recount or a new election for governor and attorney general. Both individuals may also face sanctions.

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