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2020 Post-Election

Arizona Cyber Ninja Audit Challenge

Arizona Democratic Party v. Fann

Lawsuit brought by the Arizona Democratic Party against members of the Arizona Senate and Cyber Ninjas, Inc. challenging the company’s upcoming audit of the 2020 general election in Maricopa County. The lawsuit asks the court to declare the audit as unlawful and to stop the audit from proceeding. The court denied the defendants’ emergency motion to stay the case after it granted a temporary restraining order. The parties reached a settlement that dictated safe and secure methods of conducting the audit.

2019-2020 Election Cycle

Arizona Election Contest #2

Stevenson v. Ducey

Lawsuit brought by Republican voters against Governor Doug Ducey and Secretary of State Katie Hobbs seeking to vacate the certification of the 2020 presidential election in Arizona. The plaintiffs filed a voluntary dismissal.

2019-2020 Election Cycle

Arizona Vote Recasting Challenge

Aguilera v. Fontes

Lawsuit brought by two Republican voters against the Maricopa County Recorder and Board of Supervisors claiming they were unable to have their vote counted and seeking to cast new ballots. The Superior Court dismissed the case. The Republican voters then appealed to the state court of appeals. Litigation is ongoing.

2019-2020 Election Cycle

Arizona Trump Sharpie Lawsuit

Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. v. Hobbs

Lawsuit brought by the Trump Campaign, RNC and Arizona Republican Party against the Arizona Secretary of State alleging that ballots completed with a Sharpie were not counted by the ballot processing machines — a claim that proliferated on social media despite county officials strongly denying it. This lawsuit was identical to Aguilera v. Fontes, a case that had been voluntarily dismissed before this case was filed. The court dismissed the case with prejudice after holding an evidentiary hearing.

2019-2020 Election Cycle

Arizona Public Interest Ballot Cure

Aguilera v. Fontes

Lawsuit filed by individual Republican voters alleging that ballots completed with a Sharpie were not counted — a claim that proliferated on social media despite county officials strongly denying it. The plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed the case.