The Republican Party of Arizona sued the state on Thursday to force a “hand count” of ballots after several media outlets joined Fox News and the Associated Press in calling the state for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
President Donald Trump has narrowed Biden’s lead in the state to roughly 11,000 votes as outstanding ballots still being counted tend to favor the president over his Democratic challenger. Trump has likely not won enough of the ballots to overtake Biden and win the state’s 11 electoral votes, however.
The Arizona GOP lawsuit is meant to force the state into enforcing current laws on hand counting ballots by precinct as opposed to voting centers, according to an Arizona GOP press release.
“Traditionally, voters have been assigned to a ‘polling place’ in their precinct at which to vote; however, for the 2020 general election, Maricopa County instead set up a number of polling places across the county called ‘vote centers’ where voters