State of Arizona

Arizona Maricopa County Election Certification Challenge

Golec v. Maricopa County Board of Supervisors

Lawsuit filed by an Arizona voter against the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, the Maricopa County recorder, Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs (D), Dominion Voting Systems and Runbeck Election Services requesting that Maricopa County’s canvass of the Nov. 8, 2022 election results be paused and requesting multiple audits, “including but not limited to proper and legitimate hand count, signature verification audits, security risk audits and chain of custody audits.” The challenge is full of conspiratorial claims, including allegations of “documented and analyzed fraud, deficiencies, defects, inadequacies, anomalies, maladministration.” The plaintiff argues that there “can be no other conclusion but that these recurring fraudulent activities and systemic and integral problems with the voting systems, voting machines, and ballot creation and handling, and the conducting of the election itself in the manner that transpired, were the result of grossly negligent and reckless maladministration, if not intentional sabotage, by the Defendants.” The plaintiff alleges that the defendants’ actions violate the First, Ninth, and 14th Amendments of the U.S. Constitution by failing “to ensure that each and every voter in Maricopa County had full and free and equal access to voting centers and voting systems.” She further argues that the defendants violated the Arizona Constitution and Arizona law alleges that Maricopa County voters’ votes were diluted “because of the counting and tabulation of an equal or greater number of illegitimate votes.” On Nov. 28, the court denied the plaintiff’s requested relief and dismissed the lawsuit.

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