Judge rules against GOP candidate for Ariz. attorney general who sued to reverse results

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On Friday, an Arizona judge ruled against state attorney general Republican candidate Abe Hamadeh, who claimed he lost the election due to improper ballot rulings and other errors, and called for him to be declared the winner. Judging from the bench.

Hamade lost to Democrat Chris Mays by 511 votes in an automatic recount by a small margin, with the results expected to be announced later this month. However, the verdict against Hamade in his case is all but a guarantee that Mays will take office next year.

Mojave County Superior Court Judge Lee F. Jantzen told Hamade’s attorney, Timothy La Sota, “You just haven’t proven your case.”

By the end of the day’s trial, La Sota admitted that there was no evidence of error or misconduct affecting a sufficient number of votes to sway the outcome, instead giving him the 14 votes he claimed. asked the judge to simply adjust the votes to reflect Problem with misjudgment. The judge refused to do so, saying it was beyond the court’s power to decide the election campaign.

Mays welcomed the verdict, say in a statement“The will of Arizona’s voters will not be compromised.” On the other hand, Hamade said, claimed He said on Twitter that the terms of the trial were unfair.

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In closing arguments, Mays’ attorney and the Secretary of State’s attorney accused La Sota of filing a lawsuit they claimed was frivolous. Mayes’ attorney, Dan Barr, said he would ask the court to impose sanctions on Hamadeh’s attorney.

In his 37 years as a lawyer, Mr. Barr said, “I have never wasted so much time on this case.”

“The judiciary and barristers need to step up to the plate here and sanction this act,” he added.

The Secretary of State’s attorney, Andy Gaona, called the proceedings “a spectacular waste of everyone’s time.”

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La Sota admitted he hadn’t proven his claim even before the judge’s ruling, saying of the election campaign that “they often don’t succeed.” He said he could have done better had he been given more time. claimed to be of public value.

“We have filed our complaint in good faith,” La Sota said in court.

In the 2022 midterm elections, naysayers lost key statewide election campaigns in Republican elections, but naysayers gained more support in Congress. (Video: JM Leeger/Washington Post)

A two-day trial in the race brought to Maricopa County by unsuccessful GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake ended Thursday. The judge in that case has not yet ruled. A judge last week dismissed a lawsuit filed by defeated Republican secretary of state candidate Mark Finkem.

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