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Attorney In Latest Election Lawsuit Says Case Won't Change Arizona Results

Published: Monday, November 16, 2020 - 6:22pm
Updated: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 9:36am

Attorneys for Maricopa County election officials asked a judge to dismiss a new lawsuit they say is nearly identical to a complaint about a debunked Sharpie conspiracy theory filed nearly two weeks ago.

The plaintiff is in fact the same, as is the attorney, Alexander Kolodin, who claims his client’s vote on Election Day wasn’t counted at all.

Maricopa County attorneys argued Kolodin’s latest lawsuit is fundamentally no different than the complaint he filed the day after the election — a case that relied extensively on claims that Sharpie ink caused ballots to be rejected — then withdrew.

Kolodin then tried to intervene in a Trump campaign lawsuit alleging that poll workers failed to provide voters a chance to cure overvotes on ballots. 

A judge denied his motion to intervene, noting Kolodin could have had his day in court had he not withdrawn his original case. And the Trump campaign’s lawsuit was later dismissed anyway.

Unlike previous cases, which alleged that results of certain partisan races could be altered, Kolodin said in court Monday that even if he wins this new case, the results of the election won’t change.

The case is scheduled to be heard Friday.

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