By Yvonne Wingett Sanchez | Arizona Republic
The Arizona Republican Party is allowing two GOP activists to inspect ballots and other records from the party’s Jan. 23 elections after they sued over the methods used during what they deemed was a “chaotic” election process.
The inspection of an estimated 1,300 ballots cast by state committee people is limited to two committee races, It does not involve the results of the state party’s chair, another challenged race that has attracted the most attention.
The inspection wias scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at the office of the party’s attorney, just 3 miles from the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, where a private company is auditing 2.1 million ballots cast in Maricopa County’s 2020 presidential election at the behest of the Republican-led state Senate.
Jack Wilenchik, the state party’s attorney, said Bill Beard and Sandra Dowling, who lost their races for at-large committee positions in separate congressional districts, were invited to the private review.