On Monday evening, the story broke that Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Peter Thompson scheduled the two-day trial of failed gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake’s election complaint before January 2, 2023.
Trail Over Election Fraud to Continue
The following day, on Tuesday afternoon, Mohave County Superior Court Judge Lee Jantzen determined that Republican nominee for attorney general, Abraham Hamadeh, could also advance with his lawsuit.
The Twitter account for Lake’s campaign applauded the judicial victory. After the decision, Hamadeh, a former prosecutor and intelligence operative in the U.S. Army Reserve, posted on Twitter:
Maricopa County’s failures on Election Day need to be investigated. The court’s ruling is a small step toward restoring confidence in our electoral process. I am confident that had Maricopa County run a competent election we would not have to be in this litigation position.
— Abe Hamadeh (@AbrahamHamadeh) December 20, 2022
The margin of victory between Hamadeh and Democrat Kris Mayes was 511 votes, or less than .02 percent.
According to Arizona law, he must demonstrate not only that election observers erred, but also that he would’ve won minus their misbehavior.
Kris Mayes defeated Hamadeh by 511 points out of a total of 2.5 million. His lawsuit asserts that faults with Maricopa County printers resulted in a sequence of errors that disqualified voters.
In addition, he claims his race was harmed by the inappropriate processing of ballots that were replicated or judged by humans as they were unreadable by tabulators.
Jantzen stated Hamadeh can examine ballots in the counties of Maricopa, Pima, and Navajo. Maricopa and Pima counties, home to Phoenix and Tucson, were won by Mayes.
Hamadeh won Navajo County, despite its significant Native American population, which strongly supported Mayes.
Jantzen did not speak on the validity of Hamadeh’s claims, but he determined he has the right to collect witnesses and proof in an effort to substantiate them.
We are delighted to hear that @AbrahamHamadeh's legal challenge will be going to trial.
Well done and good luck, Abe!
— Kari Lake War Room (@KariLakeWarRoom) December 20, 2022
During the week, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell traveled to Maricopa County, Arizona to engage in Turning Point Action’s America Fest, as did several of his fellow conservative activists.
In contrast to his fellow activists, he is in Phoenix to vie for the leadership role of the Republican National Committee, with Arizona races at the forefront of his thoughts.
Lindell walked by the “War Room” stall of Steve Bannon to discuss election antics and the RNC’s role in resolving election integrity problems.
After uncovering that he ended up spending nearly $40 million to battle vote rigging since 2016, with a portion of that cash going to RNC coffers, Lindell stated he had spoken with other major donors in recent times.
All of them had the same question: “Why are we donating cash when there is no return on capital?”
Lindell to Donate to Lake
Lindell criticized the RNC for soliciting funds for election integrity, which he refers to as an election crime, and failing to act in November and December 2020 to fight it.
According to him, the RNC didn’t always have the country’s back beyond the 2020 and 2022 elections; he expressed fears that the party hastily abandoned Arizona this election cycle in favor of the Georgia Senate race.
Following this dialogue, passersby broke into applause.This article appeared in The Patriot Brief and has been published here with permission.