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Hearing set Wednesday in Arizona GOP's election challenge

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Posted at 5:09 PM, Nov 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-16 19:09:31-05

PHOENIX (AP) — A Wednesday hearing has been scheduled for a judge to hear arguments in the Arizona Republican Party's lawsuit seeking to change how Maricopa County conducts a hand-count audit of a sampling of ballots as a quality control measure.

The party wants the sample measured on a precinct level, rather than among the county's new vote centers, which let people vote at any location across the county.

The audit has already been completed.

While Maricopa County faces a Nov. 23 deadline for certifying its elections results, GOP lawyers argue the certification could be postponed until its issues are resolved.