Arizona Democrats file last-ditch lawsuit to stop Senate audit of Maricopa County election

The Arizona Democratic Party sued to stop the GOP-led state Senate audit of the 2020 election in Maricopa County a day before it is set to begin.

A motion, filed on Thursday, requests a temporary restraining order, arguing that the review of the county’s voting machines and 2.1 million ballots cast is in violation of state law.

The pair of plaintiffs, which also includes Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Gallardo, insisted the audit is led by partisan contractors hired by the Republican-led state Senate.

“The sole reason for this lawsuit and injunctions is to protect the sanctity of the ballots and more
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