It goes on to say that an "emergency" consists of “any unforeseen circumstances that would prevent the elector from voting at the polls...In other words mere inconvenience is not permissible."
The GOP lawyers wrote that the decision to open multiple emergency voting centers "impermissibly circumvents the statutory deadline and constitutes a de facto extension of general early voting...And disadvantages voters in other counties."
A major part of the letter is the requests.
The GOP is asking Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes to identify and segregate all ballots cast in-person from Saturday to Monday by people who did not claim an emergency.
They also are asking for any mail-in ballots with signatures that do not match the voter registration forms but were processed as valid.
Some Democrats are already pushing back on this letter, saying that it is a suppression effort.
Fontes was strong in his denouncement of wrongdoing, saying the emergency centers were not only legal, but that he his going to fight to make sure all the votes cast over the weekend count.
An attorney who represents some Democrats calls the Republican letter an effort at voter suppression.
Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes stops short of calling GOP legal threat suppression. But says people should ask themselves why someone wouldn't want all votes counted.
He also told @ABC15 that his office acted within the law.
"I want all of those votes to count and I am somewhat disappointed that other people don't want those votes to count," Fontes told reporters during a Tuesday evening election update. "We opened those emergency vote centers under the law, under a plain reading of that law, and ya know, we'll let other people make the determinations otherwise."