State of Arizona

Arizona 2020 Election Decertification Challenge (2022)

Wood v. Brnovich

Lawsuit filed on behalf of Arizona voters against Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich (R), Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs (D), Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) and the Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court, Robert M. Brutinel, challenging the results of the 2020 presidential election. Notably, this lawsuit was filed by the same lawyer who filed an almost identical lawsuit in Michigan. The complaint alleges that the plaintiffs “suffered a distinct and palpable injury when the State of Arizona conducted an unlawful presidential election on November 3, 2020” due to the alleged use of “uncertified” voting machines. Additionally, the plaintiffs allege that because the Arizona secretary of state “had no authority to use any voting machine or device,” the defendants did not have the authority to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election. The plaintiffs ask the court to order “the Defendants to decertify Arizona’s 2020 presidential election and to rerun Arizona’s 2020 presidential election in accordance with Arizona law.” 

On Sept. 6, the Arizona Supreme Court dismissed the lawsuit, stating that the complaint was untimely, the petitioners did not explain why they are entitled to direct to direct state officials to repeal election results and the “petitioners have cited no authority for the proposition that they or anyone else may overturn the Arizona statutes that govern both the conduct of elections and the challenges to the results of such elections.” 

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