The Republican National Committee and Republican Party of Arizona have filed two lawsuits against Maricopa County over policies they claim favor Democratic poll workers at the midterm elections.
The two lawsuits were filed this week and shared in an exclusive Breitbart News report.
Exclusive–The Republican National Committee (RNC) & Republican Party of AZ (RPAZ) filed two lawsuits against Maricopa County, AZ after weeks of contesting its policies of favoring Democrat poll workers over Republicans ahead of the 2022 mid-term elections https://t.co/qpMqEislmL
— @QueenB_wiov Deborah R Culver (@queenb_wiov) October 5, 2022
"Just 10 Republican poll workers were allowed on the 'receiving/inspection boards' versus 58 Democrats, which would appear to violate the state's procedures manual that requires each central board to be 'comprised of two members of different political parties,'" Breitbart News reported.
"To make matters worse, Republicans aiming to become poll workers were reportedly subjected to a far more rigorous regimen than their Democrat counterparts," it added.
Here's the lowdown on this bizarre situation, which violates the law. Apparently this has been happening around the country too. Maricopa County Hired 145 More Democratic Poll Workers than Republicans to Staff August Primary Election https://t.co/kmdcCaINIt #azright
— Rachel Alexander (@Rach_IC) September 18, 2022
The lawsuit comes as early voting is starting, and the midterms are just weeks away.
The new legal battle also follows controversy in the county from 2020, with the GOP seeking to address concerns ahead of the upcoming election.