The Latest: Tucson man sues over Arizona election results

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on problems with Arizona’s presidential primary election (all times local):

6:50 p.m.

A Tucson man has filed a lawsuit challenging Arizona’s presidential primary results, saying voter registration and Election Day balloting problems render them illegal.

John Brakey’s lawsuit seeks an order rescinding certification of the results and remedies that might include a new election.

The suit filed Friday in Maricopa County Superior Court names all 15 Arizona counties and Secretary of State Michele Reagan.

Hillary Clinton won Arizona’s Democratic primary, and Donald Trump won on the Republican side.

Maricopa County saw huge lines on Election Day after officials cut the number of polling places and turnout exceed expectations. But there were issues statewide, with voters complaining they were registered with a party but the rolls showing they were independents and ineligible to vote.

A judge has set an April 19 hearing.


10:30 a.m.

An attorney representing Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ campaign says he won’t challenge the result of Arizona’s problematic presidential primary.

Chris Sautter said Friday that he still has serious concerns that many voters were denied the right to vote in the state’s largest county.

Maricopa County had hourslong lines at many polling places March 22. In addition, about 20,000 provisional ballots were thrown out.

The Department of Justice has launched an inquiry into whether the county violated voting-rights laws.

Sautter says contesting the election results in hopes of winning just one or two additional delegates to the national convention isn’t worth the expense.

The Sanders campaign instead is considering a federal lawsuit aimed at preventing future problems.

Hillary Clinton won Arizona’s Democratic primary and the majority of its delegates.

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