Republicans are calling election shenanigans in one state

Election season would not be complete without some kind of chicanery.

The 2020 election was obviously marred by all sorts of voter anomalies.

Now Republicans are calling shenanigans in one state.

The Republicans did not get the “red wave” that they thought was coming.

However, the GOP is on track to have a House majority and could still possibly take back control of the Senate.

One of the key races that’s still up in the air is the Arizona Senate race between Republican Blake Masters and Democrat incumbent Mark Kelly.

Arizona’s Republican candidate for Governor Kari Lake is also in a tight race with Katie Hobbs despite Hobbs’ refusal to debate.

In the 2020 election, Maricopa County, Arizona was rife with problems, and the same thing happened again on election day 2022.

But the Republicans were ready for shenanigans.

That’s why Lake and Masters are already filing a lawsuit, claiming systemic voting problems.

Townhall reported that “as polls on the East Coast began to close Tuesday night, lawyers for Republican candidates in Arizona filed a lawsuit against Maricopa County over the day’s polling place issues . . . Plaintiffs named in the complaint filed in Arizona Superior Court include the Republican National Committee, National Republican Senatorial Committee, Blake Masters’ U.S. Senate campaign, and Kari Lake’s gubernatorial campaign. Their action names Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer and Maricopa County Board of Supervisors members Jack
Sellers, Thomas Galvin, Bill Gates, Clint Hickman, and Steve Gallardo.”

Republican attorney Harmeet Dhillon tweeted out a link to the complaint.

The complaint alleges that “[a]t least 36% of all voting centers across Maricopa County have been afflicted with pervasive and systemic malfunctions of ballot tabulation devices and printers, which has burdened voters with excessive delays and long lines . . . [N]umerous individuals presenting to vote at some or all of these locations were unlawfully induced by poll workers to discard their ballots or otherwise forfeit their opportunity to cast a legally sufficient vote.”

Republicans are more likely to vote on election day, so the widespread failures across Maricopa County could have potentially dissuaded more Republicans from voting.

The suit also claims that “certain voters whose ballots could not be read by the tabulation device were erroneously informed by poll workers that they could spoil their ballot, present at a different voting location later (where, presumably, the tabulators were properly functioning), and cast a valid, regular ballot. In fact, voters who followed these instructions were, at the second voting location, either denied an opportunity to vote at all, or were required to vote a provisional ballot, which, upon information and belief, will not be tabulated.”

These are the types of games that often get played in blue counties.

The Republicans were ready this time, but it’s a disgrace that election officials cannot figure out how to count all of the ballots on election day when they have all year to plan.

Despite the nonsense, Lake is projected to win a close race, and Masters has a good chance to ride her coattails to victory.

Stay tuned to Right News Wire for any updates to this ongoing story.

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