PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Republican Party has asked a judge to prohibit Maricopa County from certifying its Nov. 3 election results, including Democrat Joe Biden's win over President Donald Trump, until the court makes a decision about the party's lawsuit seeking a new hand-count of a sampling of ballots.
The party made the request Monday night after the county revealed officials planned to approve the returns on Thursday or Friday.
A judge is scheduled to hear arguments in the lawsuit Wednesday afternoon.
The county faces a Nov. 23 deadline for certifying results.
The lawsuit focuses on an audit of a sampling of ballots required to test the accuracy of tabulated results.