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GOP seeks to postpone Maricopa County election certification

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Posted at 4:59 PM, Nov 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-17 18:59:40-05

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.