PHOENIX (AP) — A Tucson man filed a lawsuit Friday challenging the results of Arizona’s presidential primary election, saying problems with voter registration statewide and Election Day balloting render the certified results illegal.
John Brakey’s lawsuit seeks an order rescinding certification of the results and remedies that might include a new election to fix the problems. The lawsuit filed in Maricopa County Superior Court names all 15 Arizona counties and Secretary of State Michele Reagan.
Maricopa County saw huge lines on Election Day after county officials cut the number of polling places from 200 in 2012 to 60 this year and turnout exceed expectations. But there were issues statewide with voters complaining that they were registered with a party but the voter rolls showed they were independents and ineligible to vote.
Brakey co-founded a group called AUDIT-AZ that focuses on election integrity issues.