By Maria Polletta and Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic
Republican poll observers testified in Maricopa County Superior Court on Thursday that they witnessed several problems during the ballot duplication process that they believe cost President Donald Trump votes in Arizona.
But a review of more than 1,600 duplicate ballots presented in court turned up only nine mistakes in the presidential race — amounting to a net loss of just six votes for Trump. That error rate, if applied to all duplicates, would not provide Trump with anywhere near the thousands of votes he would need to win the state.
Judge Randall Warner heard more than four hours of testimony on Thursday in a lawsuit brought by state Republican Party Chair Kelli Ward, who is attempting to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s 10,457-vote win in Arizona.
The state GOP leader is relying on an Arizona law that allows voters to dispute election outcomes if they suspect misconduct by officials, illegal votes or inaccurate counts.