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Provisional ballots may flip Arizona attorney general race for Hamadeh: analysis
There is a 280-vote gap between Abe Hamadeh and Kris Mayes, with 8,000 provisional ballots still outstanding.
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An analysis of uncounted provisional ballots shows the 2022 Arizona attorney general's race may be called for GOP nominee Abe Hamadeh instead of the now-Democratic Attorney General Kris Mayes.
Hamadeh is challenging the election in court, suing Mayes to ensure all votes were counted in their midterm election contest, which Hamadeh lost by just 280 votes, according to an automatic statewide recount.
Last week, Mohave County Superior Court scheduled oral arguments on May 16 for Hamadeh's motion for a new trial, which he filed after learning that vote total discrepancies in Pinal County were allegedly not brought to the attention of his legal team or the judge in his initial election challenge.
Data from all Arizona counties shows that about 8,000 provisional ballots remain outstanding, AZ Free News reported, based on a collaborative analysis by Republican National Committee analysts, outside investigators, and Hamadeh's legal team. Hamadeh won an average of 70% of votes cast by voters on Election Day, and Election Day votes were 2-to-1 Republican.
While there were fewer voters casting ballots in Arizona for the November 2022 election compared to the November 2020 election, there were more provisional ballots cast and higher rejection rates last year than in 2020.