Testimony begins in challenge to Arizona primary

Posted at 4:08 PM, Apr 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-26 02:29:25-04

A poll worker who was on duty during Arizona's problematic presidential primary testified Monday that the computer system checking in voters would not allow her to give the correct ballots to 36 Democratic voters while she counted about 20 other voters that were listed in the wrong party.

The testimony by Dianne Post came Monday at the start of a hearing on an election challenge.

Another voter testified that she was incorrectly identified on Pima County's voter rolls as an independent when she's a Democrat.

The hearing was convened after a judge rejected requests to have the case dismissed. It's expected to last two days.

Tucson resident John Brakey sued Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan and all 15 counties after the election. He contends long lines in Maricopa County suppressed the vote and statewide voter registrations problems led to illegal vote counts. He wants the results decertified.

The attorney general says the primary results can't be challenged and Brakey can't show the results would change if the contest was allowed.