Arizona judge dismisses lawsuit alleging mishandled ballots

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Margaret Mahoney has ruled that a lawsuit involving two alleged mishandled ballots would not have altered the outcome of the election and has dismissed the lawsuit.

Per The Hill “the lawsuit involved Laurie Aguilera and Donovan Drobina. Aguilera previously filed in the since-dropped suit against the county over the use of Sharpies on ballots.  Friday’s suit alleged that Aguilera attempted to cast her ballot along with her husband on Election Day.

According to Aguilera, the tabulator did not display a confirmation as it had for her husband. She claimed that Arizona poll workers then refused to honor her request for a new ballot.”

Earlier in the week an Arizona judge tossed a GOP lawsuit seeking a Maricopa ballot audit.

Per Bloomberg “the suit by the Arizona Republican Party was thrown out Thursday by Maricopa County Superior Court Judge John Hannah, who expressed skepticism about the case at a hearing this week in Phoenix. Democrats had accused the state GOP of intentionally trying to make the county miss the state’s Nov. 30 deadline for certifying election results.

Maricopa County, which includes Phoenix, favored President-elect Joe Biden in the election, helping deliver his narrow margin of victory in the state over President Donald Trump.”