Setback for Abe Hamadeh 'Bad Faith' Election Lawsuit Results in Court Loss

Setback for Abe Hamadeh: ‘Bad Faith’ Election Lawsuit Results in Court Loss

Debarylife – A lawsuit contesting Arizona’s 2022 election results was dismissed by a Maricopa County judge.

Rethink your assumptions if you believe this to be an April Fool’s joke. While it may be April 1 in Arizona, Groundhog Day is always observed on this day when it comes to elections.

A judge has dismissed a complaint for the eighth time (can anyone keep track?), which sought to overturn the election that was held one year, four months, and twenty-four days ago.

Hamadeh is the loser in three election contests. This action is the outcome of Abe Hamadeh’s recent lawsuit, which he filed in late December and demanded he be named attorney general or that the results of the 2022 election be overturned.

Possibly indicating that Arizona voters were correct to pass on naming him the state’s top attorney, this is his third unsuccessful attempt at an election.

Setback for Abe Hamadeh 'Bad Faith' Election Lawsuit Results in Court Loss (1)

Having lost earlier cases claiming the same things regarding the county’s procedures for verifying signatures on early ballots, the judge dismissed Hamadeh’s claim and ruled that he had filed it in “bad faith.”

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Susanna Pineda granted the state permission to seek sanctions, noting that “the Legislature enacted A.R.S. § 12-349 to discourage lawsuits for which there is no legitimate basis in fact or law.”

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Arizona’s courts have stressed that penalties for electoral offenses should only be given in exceptional circumstances to prevent deterring lawful challenges.

“A case like this exists.” For Congress, he is now a carpetbagger. Alright, that hurts. But it won’t matter in the end.

Though Hamadeh maintains that he is the legitimate attorney general of Arizona, he has packed up his desk and is aiming for a position in Congress.

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He is vying for the open seat in the strongly Republican 8th Congressional District in the northwest Valley, although he resides in Scottsdale.

He is the greatest candidate for the position, according to Donald Trump and Kari Lake, two other non-residents.

On the other hand, retiring Representative Debbie Lesko, former Senator Jon Kyl, and former Governor Jan Brewer support House Speaker Ben Toma, a conservative Republican with a track record of accomplishment and a district address.

That being said, Hamadeh would have to be the clear favorite given the current status of the Republican Party.

Providing a court is unwilling to appoint him AG, that is.

Once more, there is no evidence to support the same claims.
With 280 votes separating him from victory, Hamadeh has long maintained that he truly won the 2022 election, a claim that has been rejected by multiple judges thus far. He recently claimed that “thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of illegal ballots were counted.”

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This occurred as a result of Maricopa County elections officials comparing the signatures on their early ballots to more current signatures that were already on file, as opposed to their initial voter registration form.

In his lawsuit, Hamadeh doesn’t tell us how he found out that his opponent, Kris Mayes, received “thousands, if not hundreds of thousands” of allegedly fraudulent ballots, but some specifics.

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Hamadeh requested that Judge Pineda remove Mayes from office and have the county reverify all 1.3 million early ballots—which is impossible because the ballots were long since removed from the envelopes containing voter signatures.

Alternatively, a fresh election might be called, however it is unlikely considering the last one was held a year, four months, and twenty-four days ago.

Let him have the job, or what?

“In his lawsuit, Hamadeh requested that a writ of quo warranto be issued to Respondent Kris Mayes under A.R.S. § 12-2043,3 so that she may no longer serve as the Attorney General of Arizona and the State Defendants be ordered to install Petitioner as the Attorney General, an office to which Petitioner is personally entitled.”

Money may be lost, but votes won’t be due to sanctions.
Rather than waiting thirteen months after the election to file a complaint, the judge dismissed his case, stating that the opportunity to contest the county’s signature verification procedure existed well before the election.

She went on to state unequivocally that Hamadeh is about to face penalties.

As to her writing, “Petitioner Hamadeh had filed two other causes of action.” As he filed the immediate suit, he knew that his claims challenged Maricopa County’s election signature verification process, and he had already failed on the same basis.

The action was not brought in good faith and the court decided that it was without merit. It will set him back a bit financially. It won’t likely cost Trump any votes, unfortunately, considering the status of the GOP.

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