The Arizona Supreme Court agreed Monday to take up a GOP-led lawsuit over ballot and voter irregularities in the state after a lower court dismissed the case on Friday.
The lawsuit, brought by state Republican Party Chairwoman Kelli Ward, alleged voter irregularities in the state after a judge allowed the party to inspect a small number of duplicate and mail-in ballots in Maricopa County.
The state’s high court said it would consider the case without oral arguments, and ordered both sides to submit their arguments in writing up to 3,000 words each plus exhibits by noon on Monday.
Vote inspection yields errors
After a judge allowed GOP officials to inspect 100 duplicate ballots and 100 mail-in ballots last week, 2 errors were found in the duplicate ballots and 8 to 10 mail-in ballot signatures seemed inconclusive.
A larger sample of 1,626 duplicate ballots found seven errors. According to Patch, a state official calculated that the error could be as high as 103 votes lost for President Donald Trump in the entire sample of duplicate ballots.
Democratic nominee Joe Biden has a lead of 10,456 votes in the state, making these irregularities far too small to overturn the results. It was not clear whether Ward and the GOP would present any other evidence of irregularities or fraud in their case.
All members of the Arizona Supreme Court were appointed by Republicans, so the case should get a fair hearing, unlike challenges in other states like Pennsylvania where the state Supreme Court is Democrat-dominated.
Other election challenges pending
A number of Trump’s election challenges are still making their way through the courts, and on Monday, officials were granted access to conduct a forensic evaluation of 22 Dominion voting machines in Antrim County, Georgia where 6,000 votes were found to have been switched from Trump to Biden.
The results of the forensic evaluation are expected to be announced Tuesday, which is also the safe harbor deadline for selecting electors in the Electoral College.
It’s beyond time to examine all the Dominion machines for algorithm changes and other irregularities to see the scope of what we are dealing with there. Arizona used Dominion voting machines in some counties, so these kinds of irregularities could have also happened in that state.
State of Texas gets involved
Just before midnight on Monday, the state of Texas filed a lawsuit asking the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in four swing states: Georgia, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. Texas argues that massive changes to mail-in voting policies in those states in the past months violated the Constitution, and wants the “Supreme Court to order the states to allow their legislatures to appoint their electors,” according to Breitbart.
Trump is running out of time to prove that he really won this election, but it may come out later that that’s exactly what happened.