Will Arizona be the first domino to fall?
The Arizona Supreme Court has agreed to review an appeal by the Arizona Republican Party challenging the election results in the metro Phoenix area.
Out of 100 random ballots that were inspected, 3 were flipped away from President Trump.
This means that 3 PERCENT of votes were either manipulated or incorrectly reported, hurting Trump.
For the record, the margin in the state is less than 1 percent.
Now, the Arizona GOP is on fire!
They want a full forensic audit of the election “results.”
The case was apparently dismissed in the lower courts.
But the Arizona Supreme Court has agreed to hear the appeal.
Kelli War, the GOP Chairwoman in the state, gave an update:
In today's update, Chairwoman @kelliwardaz discusses our appeal to the Arizona Supreme Court, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voting on a forensic audit of the voting machines, and the media's misinformation attack on Republican legal challenges. pic.twitter.com/v2pRbwIGps
— Arizona Republican Party (@AZGOP) December 7, 2020
If Arizona de-certifies its election results, it could be the first state to do so.
Many observers speculate that once a single state “flips,” then others will follow suit.
In other words, Arizona could be the first domino!
Local Patch News confirms the story:
The Arizona Supreme Court has agreed to review an expedited appeal in the Arizona Republican Party’s efforts to overturn the state’s election results.
Arizona GOP Chair Kelli Ward filed an appeal late Friday after Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Steven Warner dismissed her lawsuit regarding duplicate ballots. Ward claimed that errors with duplicated ballots offer proof that the election should be overturned and the state’s 11 Electoral College votes should go to President Donald Trump.
The Arizona Supreme Court ordered both defendants and plaintiffs to file written briefs in the appeal no later than noon on Monday. There will be no oral arguments in the expedited case. The Electoral College is set to meet on Dec. 14.
A court-ordered sampling of 1,626 duplicated ballots found Trump lost seven votes due to errors in ballot processing in Maricopa County. An Arizona official estimated that the errors could have resulted in 103 votes that should have gone to Trump. President-elect Joe Biden won the state by over 10,000 votes and Arizona certified the results on Nov. 30.
In his decision, Warner wrote that Ward “has not proven that the Biden/Harris ticket did not receive the highest number of votes.”
Warner went on to write that “The Court finds no misconduct, no fraud, and no effect on the outcome of the election.”
Ward’s lawsuit was the fifth to be dismissed in the county. To date, no evidence of voter or election fraud has been found.
So far, it appears that most of the judges who have dismissed these cases have been liberals or Obama appointees.
The Arizona Supreme Court is Republican, so there will hopefully be a fair investigation into the case.
The Arizona Supreme Court has agreed to hear a legal challenge to mail-in ballots in Maricopa County filed by the state's Republican Party Chairwoman Kelli Ward.
Arizona will be the first state to fall.
— John D ● (@RedWingGrips) December 7, 2020
BREAKING REPORT: The Arizona Supreme Court has AGREED TO REVIEW an expedited appeal in the AZ GOP’s lawsuit.
— Omar Navarro (@RealOmarNavarro) December 8, 2020
Arizona Supreme Court agrees to weigh election challenge https://t.co/kDzlrKsvcm
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) December 7, 2020
Arizona is still one of the hottest battlegrounds.
There are multiple challenges in the state that are hitting the courts this week.
AZ Central confirms the Supreme Court’s involvement:
The failure of at least six election-related lawsuits has not deterred Republicans who continue to dispute the legitimacy of Arizona’s presidential results.
An additional lawsuitchallenging President-elect Joe Biden’s 10,457-vote victory will make its way through the court system this week, and a ruling issued last week was appealed to the state’s highest court.
But challengers seeking to overturn results and name new presidential electors are rapidly running out of time.
State officials certified the election on Nov. 30, and Tuesday is “safe harbor day” — the deadline by which states must resolve election-related disputes if they want to guarantee Congress will count their electors’ votes.
Some attorneys and lawmakers have argued states in reality have until Dec. 14 — the day electors will meet virtually to cast their votes — to address election challenges. But Arizona judges have largely attempted to stick to Tuesday’s deadline.
Here’s a look at the remaining challenges under review and what’s next for them this week.
Shortly after a Maricopa County Superior Court judge rejected an attempt by the head of the state Republican Party to overturn Biden’s Arizona win, Kelli Ward appealed the ruling to the state Supreme Court on Friday.
The Arizona GOP chair had questioned the outcome of the election based on claims involving the signature verification process used to authenticate mail-in ballots and the duplication process election officials use to count ballots that tabulation machines can’t read.
Judge Randall Warner, however, said after two days of testimony that he’d found “no misconduct, no fraud and no effect on the outcome of the election.”
On Monday morning, Ward posted a video online saying she expected the state Supreme Court to take up the case and was hoping to “see some more action” in terms of her request to reinspect more than 100,000 Arizona ballots for irregularities.
The high court accepted the case for review a few hours later. But the justices set swift deadlines for the parties to file legal briefs outlining their claims and rebuttals, and they opted not to hear oral arguments on the matter.
Ward also is a plaintiff in a separate election-related lawsuit filed in federal court with the assistance of Trump advocate Sidney Powell.
The complaint names Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and Gov. Doug Ducey as defendants. It alleges “massive election fraud,” claiming Dominion Voting Systems Corp. machines used in Arizona tilted the election and the state’s 11 electoral votes away from Trump.
During a hearing last week, attorney Howard Kleinhandler said the plaintiffs wanted officials to decertify the presidential election results “or at least put a hold on the procedure until the court can delve a little deeper into the allegations presented here.”
Judge Diane Humetewa has scheduled a preliminary hearing for 9:15 a.m. Tuesday to consider Hobbs’ request to throw out the case.
During a telephonic conference last week, Humetewa asked the plaintiffs to address whether they were placing an unnecessary burden on the courts with duplicative legal challenges. She cited Ward’s concurrent case, which was still in Superior Court at the time.
Behind the scenes, many conservative legislatures say they’re waiting for someone to take charge.
It just takes one person with courage and conviction to be the spark that ignites a movement.
The vast majority of Trump supporters don’t trust the outcome of the election.
The very least our leaders can do is attempt to prove that the outcome was legitimate.
The fact that they appear to be “hiding” and doing the opposite does not help their claim.