By Jordan Conradson
Published January 5, 2023 at 6:45 am 67 Comments
Abe Hamadeh joined the Charle Kirk show on Tuesday to share his thoughts on the recount of ballots in Pinal County that discovered hundreds of new votes for Hamadeh and discuss the next steps in his election challenge.
The Gateway Pundit reported that Abe Hamadeh filed a ‘Motion for New Trial’ in the Mohave County Superior Court on Tuesday after a recount in rural Pinal County brought the margin of victory down to 280 votes.
The recount in Pinal County found 507 new votes, heavily favoring Abe Hamadeh and likely other Republican candidates, whose races were not recounted.
This information was leaked to the media the day before a state judge announced Democrat Kris Mayes beat Republican Abe Hamadeh by 280 votes in the race for Arizona’s Attorney General.
Katie Hobbs knew about this discrepancy in Pinal County but withheld the information in court. The Gateway Pundit reported that Hobbs’ lawyers asked to delay the recount results from being presented before the lawsuit was dismissed. Abe said on Tuesday, “She had all the facts, she withheld this from the court, and she withheld this from me. So, we weren’t able to present any of this evidence.”
According to Abe Hamadeh and President Trump, this discrepancy must be investigated across the state, and all Counties must do a full recount. “It’s simple, if the judge allows us to inspect and count the ballots – we win,” said Abe.
President Trump recently called for Republicans in Arizona to demand a statewide hand recount, “and Abe will WIN,” he said.
On Election Day in Maricopa County, over 50% of tabulators and printers failed the moment that polls opened, causing voters to be turned away from the polls and creating long wait times of four hours or more. According to cybersecurity expert Clay Parikh’s testimony, this was an intentional act aimed at disenfranchising Republican voters who turned out 3:1 for Trump-Endorsed candidates. Many of the thousands of voters disenfranchised by this catastrophe were forced to vote provisionally.
The Gateway Pundit reported on testimony in Kari Lake’s election trial by County Elections Director Scott Jarrett, where he potentially perjures himself and admits to the intentional printer setting change that caused this failure.
Abe told Charlie Kirk, “there’s 50,000+ under votes in Maricopa County. Those are people who supposedly skipped the Attorney General race, but what we just discovered in Pinal County was there were about 65 ballots there that were counted as under votes that actually went my way. And that’s what we’re talking about, these tabulation machines are not reading it correctly.”
Watch the full interview below:
Kirk: The latest tally says he’s down 200 Something votes. His lawsuit is very sharply written, and I look forward to an update from him. Abe, what is the latest in regard to your ever-confusing and contentious lawsuit in the state of Arizona? What’s going on?
Hamadeh: Just like, well, you know, Kari Lake and me, we’re still in this fight. If you look at what happened over the holiday break, Charlie, there is a recount. This is separate from the election contest that I want people to understand the election lawsuit was separate than the recount. Since my race was close, it was within half a percentage point, it was the closest race in Arizona history, and it was subject to a recount, automatic recount. We were down 511 votes going into that recount, and now we are down 280. I mean, that was such a huge disparity, right? I won over 420 votes, you got about 190 votes. In Arizona history, recounts have only altered about 14 votes. This was a 600-vote spread. It was quite shocking, and the reason why is because Pinal County, another incompetent county besides Maricopa, apparently they found ballots. Luckily, they were in my favor. But also then what happened was that they started to discover that these tabulation machines were not counting certain votes correctly.
Kirk: This is unbelievable. And so Abe, I don’t mean to interrupt, but that’s almost a 45% change in the margin differential, and that’s just one recount. That’s just in one way. What about Pima County? Pima County is run by a bunch of criminals.
Hamadeh: Exactly. So you’re right about the whole idea about why we’re so confident about this new election lawsuit where we’re just filing right now, a new motion for a new trial because Charlie, we didn’t have these facts going into our first lawsuit that we lost by because we had no evidence. But you know who did have the facts? It was Secretary of State Katie Hobbs at the time. She had all the facts, and she withheld this from the court, she withheld this from me. So, we weren’t able to present any of this evidence. And she’s trying to claim that the recount was secret, so she didn’t have a duty to disclose. That’s completely wrong. And today, we’re going to file our new motion for a new trial. The judge got snookered, Charlie. Let’s be real. You know, I give Democrats a lot of credit. They are relentless and ruthless in getting what they want.
Kirk: They’re so unethical. These people are a bunch of snakes. But now so, just so everyone knows, and this is an unfortunate fact, Katie Hobbs is now Governor of Arizona. She was sworn in yesterday, not even able to do the oath of office. What you’re saying though, Abe, is that she withheld information. She paused, and she delayed, probably intentionally to destroy your race and protect her own. Is that right?
Hamadeh: That’s completely right. She wanted to get her ally Kris Mayes, who also took the oath of office yesterday. The recount results were supposed to be announced on December 22. They pushed it back a week because of our lawsuit, intentionally. And they knew that we would have no time, and it was a holiday weekend, January 1, New Year’s, and so, my opponent was sworn in. But again, Charlie, in Arizona, we have removed a sitting governor before, by the way. We’ve done that.
Kirk: What do you mean by that? Tell me about that.