Some good news out of Arizona.
A lower court had dismissed an election challenge suit filed by the Republican Party Chair for the state, Kelli Ward, regarding mail-in ballots in Maricopa County on Friday.
But Ward was not giving up.
Ward told KTAR News 92.3 FM’s The Mike Broomhead Show on Friday that she would “go to the end to prove” that “President Trump won this election by a landslide in Arizona.”
In today’s update, Chairwoman @kelliwardaz discusses our appeal to the Arizona Supreme Court, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voting on a forensic audit of the voting machines, and the media’s misinformation attack on Republican legal challenges. pic.twitter.com/v2pRbwIGps
— Arizona Republican Party (@AZGOP) December 7, 2020
Now news is breaking that the Arizona Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case on appeal after a sample of the ballots and envelopes that Ward has been able to inspect have shown irregularities.
On Thursday, Ward told KFYI-AM radio that Warner granted the campaign access to check for “red flag” issues among the 1.9 million ballots that came in absentee, as well as the duplicate ballots filled out by election officials in Maricopa County (which includes Phoenix) when the original ballots could not be read by the voting machine.
“We didn’t know if we were going to be successful with these 100 ballots we got to look at because it’s such a small sample,” Ward said.
“What did we find? A 3 percent swing towards president Trump,” she added. [….]
Ward said in a video posted by the Arizona GOP Monday, “We are asking to look at the 28,000 duplicated ballots that are in Maricopa County alone, as well as all the digitally adjudicated ballots. There are well over 100,000 ballots that could be affected (statewide) and that is more than enough to swing this election,” she said.
Joe Biden was given the state because of the alleged results in Maricopa County. But the difference was 10,457 votes in the entire state between him and President Donald Trump. So if Ward’s challenge can implicate more than that, it could affect the election and the court’s decision.
The Supreme Court in Arizona has seven members who were picked by two Republican governors from a bipartisan list of nominees so they may not be liberal activists and look at it fairly.
Both sides were required to have briefs in by today and according to KTAR, there wouldn’t be any oral arguments on the matter.
If there are enough states put into question that are not able to put forth their electors, that could result in Joe Biden not have the requisite 270 votes to win in the Electoral College.