Hickman: Rulings show election accurate, transparent

Posted 12/11/20

Once again, a judge upheld the accuracy of Maricopa County’s election.

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Hickman: Rulings show election accurate, transparent

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Once again, a judge upheld the accuracy of Maricopa County’s election. In seven lawsuits with one appeal, the four superior court judges, seven Arizona Supreme Court justices and one federal court judge all looked at Maricopa County’s election and found no misconduct or fraud.

In today’s Bowyer vs. Ducey ruling, the judge noted, “not only have Plaintiffs failed to provide the court with factual support for their extraordinary claims, but they have wholly failed to establish that they have standing for the court to consider them. Allegations that find favor in the public sphere of gossip and innuendo cannot be a substitute for earnest pleadings and procedure in federal court.”

The people have ample reason to have confidence in their 2020 election. The dismissals of these seven cases back up what the Board of Supervisors has said from the beginning: the 2020 General Election was run with integrity and transparency.

I want to personally thank the dedicated county employees who worked tirelessly and through a pandemic to ensure each and every one of us — including the nearly 2.1 million residents who chose to vote in the November General Election — were able to vote safely and accurately.

Clint Hickman is chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors and represents District 4.

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