Mojave County Superior Court Judge Lee F. Jantzen told Hamade’s attorney, Timothy La Sota, “You just haven’t proven your case.”
By the end of the day’s trial, La Sota admitted that there was no evidence of error or misconduct affecting a sufficient number of votes to sway the outcome, instead giving him the 14 votes he claimed. asked the judge to simply adjust the votes to reflect Problem with misjudgment. The judge refused to do so, saying it was beyond the court’s power to decide the election campaign.
Mays welcomed the verdict, say in a statement“The will of Arizona’s voters will not be compromised.” On the other hand, Hamade said, claimed He said on Twitter that the terms of the trial were unfair.
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In closing arguments, Mays’ attorney and the Secretary of State’s attorney accused La Sota of filing a lawsuit they claimed was frivolous. Mayes’ attorney, Dan Barr, said he would ask the court to impose sanctions on Hamadeh’s attorney.
In his 37 years as a lawyer, Mr. Barr said, “I have never wasted so much time on this case.”
“The judiciary and barristers need to step up to the plate here and sanction this act,” he added.
The Secretary of State’s attorney, Andy Gaona, called the proceedings “a spectacular waste of everyone’s time.”
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La Sota admitted he hadn’t proven his claim even before the judge’s ruling, saying of the election campaign that “they often don’t succeed.” He said he could have done better had he been given more time. claimed to be of public value.
“We have filed our complaint in good faith,” La Sota said in court.
A two-day trial in the race brought to Maricopa County by unsuccessful GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake ended Thursday. The judge in that case has not yet ruled. A judge last week dismissed a lawsuit filed by defeated Republican secretary of state candidate Mark Finkem.
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