Hearing on Trump campaign lawsuit against Maricopa County
The issue of overvoting is at the center of the lawsuit against the county in the days after the November elections.
PHOENIX – – On November 12th, a hearing was held on the integrity of the Arizona elections.
The hearing took place after President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit in Maricopa Countyand ask a judge to get some ballot papers to get a second look.
The lawsuit was announced the same day Joe Biden was projected as President-Elect. Outvotes, or basically voting for two people in a race, was at the center of the case brought up through the Donald Trump campaign in Maricopa County.
“If a machine detects an overvoting on a ballot, poll workers should personally inform voters of the mistake and give them the opportunity to correct the problem. Instead, poll workers in Maricopa County pushed a green button and asked voters to vote it to press.” As a result, the machines ignored the voter’s decisions in the outvoted races, “read part of an email released by the Trump campaign on Nov. 7 and describe the lawsuit.
There were 191 overruns in the elections and a campaign lawyer set this out in his opening statement, which went against what many claim was widespread electoral fraud.
“This is not a case of fraud,” said Kory Langhofer. “We are not alleging fraud in this lawsuit. We are not alleging that someone stole the election. That is not our theory here. In a seemingly limited number of cases, there have been good faith operating machinery errors that should result further review of certain ballot papers. “
The Trump campaign claims election officials failed to alert some voters of the possibility of overriding. Some witnesses called on by the Trump campaign said they were concerned about their votes not counting but said they did not outvote in the president’s race.
Meanwhile, lawyers for the Maricopa Public Prosecutor argued that the accuracy was nearly impeccable beyond the 200 or so overruns.
“The Maricopa County staff responsible for this 2020 election, particularly on November 3rd amid a pandemic, made the Maricopa County election great again,” said Thomas Liddy.