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Arizona Judge Tosses GOP Suit Seeking Maricopa Ballot Audit

 President Donald Trump at the White House on Nov. 13. 

 President Donald Trump at the White House on Nov. 13. 

Photographer: Chris Kleponis/Polaris/Bloomberg

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An Arizona judge dismissed a Republican lawsuit seeking to force the state’s biggest county to re-do a hand recount of some ballots despite having no evidence of voter fraud or software errors.

The suit by the Arizona Republican Party was thrown out Thursday by Maricopa County Superior Court Judge John Hannah, who expressed skepticism about the case at a hearing this week in Phoenix. Democrats had accused the state GOP of intentionally trying to make the county miss the state’s Nov. 30 deadline for certifying election results.