Abe Hamadeh (L) is trying to overcome a 500- vote lead by winner Kris Mayes.
By Tara Kavaler || Arizona Republic
A Mohave County judge has decided that Republican attorney general candidate Abe Hamadeh’s election challenge can go to trial.
Hamadeh trails 511 votes behind Democrat Kris Mayes in one of Arizona’s closest statewide elections.
Mohave County Superior Court Judge Lee F. Jantzen held that four counts of Hamadeh’s election challenge can proceed to trial, set to begin Dec. 23.
The decision noted how Hamadeh’s election lawsuit was distinct from some of the others that have been filed: “This case is different … because the Plaintiff is not alleging political motives or fraud or personal agendas being pushed. It is simply alleging misconduct by mistake, or omission by election officials, led to erroneous count of votes and which if true could have led to an uncertain result.”