Judge terminates challenge against Arizona presidential primary results
Apr 27, 2016 10:49 AM EDT
A jury dismissed a challenge against the presidential primary of Arizona despite proof showing malfunctions in the election results. David Gass, a jury at Maricopa County Superior Court, declared that a Tucson man mystifying the election results had not confirmed deception and had not revealed that long lines in registration hurdles across the state would have altered the poll results.
The ruling by the judge came at the end of testimony days. Although there were hurdles during the election, challenging results would lead to alienation of over 1 million people who voted in the presidential primary on March 22. Gass stated that he could not find any evidence for illegal votes during the electoral process, abcNEWS reported.
The presidential primary election saw the victory of Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary while Donald Trump won over John Kasich and Ted Cruz in the Republican primary. John Brakey litigated that long queues produced by minimizing the number of election locations in Maricopa County along with registration hurdles warranted challenging the results. However, state attorneys denied that the problem is not as high as to avoid the poll results.
U.S.News reported that a Pima County voter Alisa Wolfe complained that her registration was wrongfully altered to Independent from Democrat. Ed Higgins, an elector from Maricopa County, said that he had to vote tentatively following the motor vehicles sector turned in his shift of party relationship a day too late.
Michael Kielsky has the chance to take the matter to the appeals court, where the judges' viewpoint might differ from that of Gass. Brakey's lawyer petitioned a testimony of Richard Charnin, a double degree holder in mathematics, who said the judge that the number of voters between the current presidential primary in Maricopa and the one eight years before shows that polling was dejected, as reported by tucson.com.
But the judge denied weighing his opinion as there were errors in his approach. Colleen Connor, an assistant advocate in Maricopa County, pointed out that Kielsky pledged to prove that more than 100,000 voters had been alienated, charging that most of them belong to the minority groups in the state.
The judge listened to the testimony from angry voters at the two day hearing. Finally, the evidence produced by Michael Kielsky, lawyer of Brakey, was not sufficient to please the jury. Gass pledged to declare an official written statement on the ruling on Wednesday. Meanwhile, a separate case filed by Democratic parties as well as presidential nominees like Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton looks for more court omission of polling places choices.