State of Arizona

Arizona 2022 Election Decertification Challenge II

Mast v. Hobbs

Lawsuit filed on behalf of an “Independent” voter, David Mast and Republican voter and Cochise County Supervisor Tom Crosby (who filed in his personal capacity) seeking to decertify the Maricopa County results of the 2022 General Election in Arizona for four races: governor, attorney general and Propositions 308 and 309. The complaint alleges that Maricopa County failed to comply with the Arizona law that governs signature verification by matching voters signatures on their mail-in ballots to the most recent “historical signature” instead of the signature on the voter’s registration record, resulting in the inclusion of “illegal votes.” The plaintiffs allege that “the mere inclusion of a convincing number of illegal votes in violation of the plain language and intent of [Arizona law]” violates the plaintiffs’ constitutional rights under both the Arizona Constitution and the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.  The plaintiffs request that the court order a recount of all mail-in ballots in Maricopa County or that the county decertify the four “Contested Races” and hold a new election. 

This case was consolidated with Hamadeh v. Mayes. On April 1, the court dismissed the case. On May 21, the plaintiffs filed a special action petition in the Arizona Supreme Court.

STATUS: On May 24, the Arizona Supreme Court declined to take up the special action petition. Litigation is ongoing in the Arizona Court of Appeals.

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