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electionlineWeekly — November 17, 2016

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 V. Legal Updates

Arizona: A losing candidate representing himself has filed suit against Maricopa County claiming that the tossing about 1,4000 early ballots that arrived on November 7 & 8 violates the Equal Rights Amendment because the votes of some people with questioned signatures are counted while others are summarily rejected.

Indiana: A search warrant unsealed this week reveal that the Indiana State Police are investigating a voter mobilization group that submitted several hundred voter registrations that included false, incomplete or fraudulent information.

New York: Absentee ballot counting has come to a halt in Warren County after a Supreme Court judge candidate filed suit impounding ballots. “We’re not allowed to open any of our ballots or give out numbers,” Warren Co BOE Republican Commissioner Mary Beth Casey told the Post-Star.

North Carolina: 2016 has been a rough election year for Durham County and now the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) is investigating to see if there was any wrongdoing in the March primary. The bureau is investigating whether crimes were committed in the mishandling of more than 1,000 provisional ballots during the March primary elections. Some may have been counted twice and election officials presented the vote count as true when it was wrong, according to an interim report presented to the state elections board in May. The miscount didn't affect the primary's outcome.