Abe Hamadeh


Far right MAGA extremist Republican Abraham Hamadeh ran for election for Attorney General of Arizona. He lost in the general election on November 8, 2022.
Judge Orders Hamadeh, Lawyer To Pay Legal Fees After 'Groundless' Election Challenge
"Losing GOP candidate Abe Hamadeh, his lawyers and political supporters are now on the hook for more than $200,000 in legal fees for what a judge called “groundless and unjustified” litigation. In a new order, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Susan Pineda said Hamadeh’s efforts to set aside his loss in the 2022 attorney general’s election to Democrat Kris Mayes were without legal justification. The judge took a particular slap at attorney Ryan Heath for taking the cases at all."
May 30, 2024
Judge Tosses Abe Hamadeh’s Latest Bid To Be Named Az AG After 2022 Loss
"Two years, two failed lawsuits and a new campaign for a new office later, would-be Attorney General Abe Hamadeh is still racking up losses in the courts. On Monday, a Maricopa Superior Court judge threw out Hamadeh’s latest bid to be awarded the seat he lost in 2022 by just 280 votes to Democrat Kris Mayes. In January, the Republican filed a writ of quo warranto, claiming that his defeat was due to unlawful signature verification procedures being used by Maricopa County officials and urging the court to install him as the rightful winner. "
Apr. 1, 2024
Abe Hamadeh’s Big Bro Becomes His Campaign Sugar Daddy In House Race
"Abe Hamadeh, a candidate in the crowded Republican primary for a U.S. House seat in the northwest Valley, proudly proclaimed that his campaign and political action committee raised nearly $1.3 million in the last quarter of 2023. What he didn’t say in the Jan. 10 announcement: $1 million of that cash is from his brother, Waseem Hamadeh." [ . . . ] "Besides the donation from his brother, just three other donations totaling $7,750 were made to the PAC, according to FEC records. His campaign raised $287,000 during the same period."
Feb. 2, 2024
GOP Candidates For Congress Continue To Argue Elections Were Stolen, Government Corrupt
"Some Republican candidates running for Congress in Arizona's 8th district continue to argue that the 2020 and 2022 elections in Arizona were stolen from their party and made those complaints a central theme of a Wednesday forum." [ . . . ] "The 8th Congressional District forum was hosted by conservative activist Merissa Hamilton, who lost a bid for Phoenix mayor in 2020 and now runs a political group called EZAZ.org. Jenna Rayne, an Arizona State University student and chair of the West Valley Young Republicans, moderated the forum with Hamilton. Abe Hamadeh, who lost a bid for Arizona attorney general last year and continues to file lawsuits challenging that outcome, Masters, and state Sen. Anthony Kern participated. Jacob Chansley, often known as the QAnon Shaman for his protest persona, attended the event but was not allowed to speak because he plans to run as a Libertarian and the event was for Republican candidates only, according to the hosts."
Nov. 16, 2023
Arizona Justices Say Hamadeh's Lawyers Lied, Order Him To Pay Fees
"Abe Hamadeh has been ordered to pay more than $42,000 in legal fees to Kris Mayes in his unsuccessful attempt to convince the Arizona Supreme Court to overturn his loss in the 2022 attorney general’s election. In a new order Tuesday, Chief Justice Robert Brutinel said the award is appropriate because Hamadeh’s lawyers “misrepresented’’ information to the justices."
Oct. 24, 2023
Abe Hamadeh Must Pay Attorneys Fees To Kris Mayes And Adrian Fontes, Arizona Top Court Says
"Arizona's top court on Tuesday ordered former Republican nominee for attorney general Abe Hamadeh to pay over $55,000 for attorneys representing Attorney General Kris Mayes and Secretary of State Adrian Fontes." [ . . . ] "Hamadeh in early August appealed to the Arizona Supreme Court, a move the court rarely takes, preferring cases to go through the typical process that begins with the state Court of Appeals. The state's top court swiftly rejected the request, ordering Hamadeh to pay attorneys fees to Mayes and Fontes, though at the time it didn't put a dollar amount on what Hamadeh would have to pay. The court also chided Hamadeh's legal team for causing delays in the case and making misrepresentations to the court about prior rulings."
Oct. 18, 2023
AZ Supremes Rebuff 2 More Requests To Overturn GOP's 2022 Losses As Abe Hamadeh Gets Busted For Lying
"Hamadeh also suffered a defeat in his ongoing bid to nullify his 2022 loss. Earlier this month, the failed GOP nominee, who lost the attorney general’s seat by just 280 votes, sought relief from the state Supreme Court after a Mohave County Superior Court judge rejected his request for a new trial. In his special action, Hamadeh’s attorneys lambasted the judge for failing to issue final, signed orders that could be appealed and for conducting a trial in December in a way that made it too difficult to present sufficient evidence. Among Hamadeh’s many claims are allegations that inaccurate election verification processes during the 2022 midterms cost him the race; a statewide recount which identified 507 uncounted votes in Pinal County means more miscounted ballots could exist elsewhere that could sway the results in his favor; and issues with voter registration systems led to as many as 1,000 incorrectly rejected provisional ballots. On Aug. 23, the Arizona Supreme Court shot down Hamadeh’s attempt to skip the appeals court. It also issued sanctions against Hamadeh’s legal team for blatant lies."
Aug. 28, 2023
An Arizona Veteran’s Ballot Rejection Story Went Viral. Here’s What Really Happened
"It was an alarming claim that didn’t take long to go viral: Maricopa County had incorrectly rejected a ballot from an Arizona veteran in the November election, disenfranchising him. Nearly a half million people saw the initial tweet by Abe Hamadeh, who narrowly lost his bid for attorney general last year and is still contesting the election. More than 1,000 people shared it. Hamadeh, a Republican, repeatedly referenced the veteran’s vote, saying that the situation was “exactly why I’m fighting.” But there’s more to the story than the veteran’s own confusion, which appears to be genuine. He was not registered to vote in Maricopa County in 2022. In fact, he updated his voter registration to Navajo County in 2021, was given a receipt at the time showing as much, and was notified by Navajo County before the 2022 election that he was registered there, according to documents obtained by Votebeat. In other words, the process appears to have worked as it should."
Mar. 28, 2023
Arizona Recount Shows Democrat Kris Mayes Beat Republican Abe Hamadeh
"Democrat Kris Mayes is the winner of Arizona's attorney general race, a state judge announced Thursday. Mayes defeated Republican Abraham Hamadeh by 280 votes after a mandatory recount was triggered due to how close they were separated after the initial tally in November, when Mayes led by roughly 500 votes out of 2.5 million cast. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Timothy Thomason unveiled the results of the recount in a hearing on Thursday."
Dec. 29 2022
Judge Denies Abe Hamadeh's Election Challenge In Arizona Attorney General Race
"Mohave County Superior Court Judge Lee F. Jantzen on Friday denied Republican attorney general candidate Abe Hamadeh's election challenge. Hamadeh trailed 511 votes behind Democrat Kris Mayes in one of Arizona's closest statewide elections. Jantzen ruled from the bench after closing arguments in the approximately three-hour trial. His decision came after the lawyer for the plaintiffs, Tim LaSota, acknowledged that based on the sample size of the ballot inspection on Thursday, he wouldn't get to 511 votes. Afterward, Mayes' attorney, Dan Barr, called for LaSota to be sanctioned for bringing the election contest. The plaintiffs in the case included: Hamadeh, the Republican National Committee, and two Mohave County voters, The defendants were: Mayes, Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, and various local elections officials. Ultimately, the judge agreed with the defendants that there was not enough evidence to support the claims."
Dec. 23, 2022
Voters Should Know Why U.S. Army Reserve Is Investigating Hamadeh
"Though he’s running to be Arizona’s top law enforcement officer, multiple reports have indicated that he has repeatedly broken the law. First, he made far-fetched accusations of election fraud in the Trump v. Biden race. Next, he hypocritically admitted to committing voter fraud by altering votes on his mother’s absentee ballot. Next, there’s the reporting that he failed to list two jobs and potential conflicts of interest to the voters on campaign disclosure. Finally, a United States Army Reserve spokesperson confirmed an investigation in August, including Hamadeh – although he won’t tell us why. Abraham Hamadeh currently serves as an officer in the United States Army Reserve and rightfully should be proud of his military service. From 2020 to 2021, he mobilized to Saudi Arabia for an active duty tour as an intelligence officer, during which Mr. Hamadeh now claims he took the photo that he recently posted on Twitter. Somehow, Hamadeh had plenty of time to leave his desk in Saudi Arabia and head to a local photographer for uniformed glamor shots."
Sep. 30, 2022
Abe Hamadeh Took Donation From Fake Trump Elector, Then Gave Him Leadership Role
"Republican candidate for Arizona Attorney General Abe Hamadeh accepted a $1,000 donation from a fake elector and then three months later appointed the elector to a position within his campaign."
Sep. 22, 2022
Dispute Over Control Of Family-Owned Land Led Abe Hamadeh's Father To Sue His Children
"When Republican candidate for state attorney general Abe Hamadeh was a first-year law student, he and his two siblings were hit with a lawsuit in a dispute about control of vacant properties in several Arizona counties. The 2013 lawsuit claimed that the siblings were in breach of contract and had unjustly enriched themselves by moving the land out of a trust and into their own companies, where they had total control of the properties. The dispute was a family affair on both sides. The person who brought the case was the Hamadeh siblings' father, Jamal Hamadeh, who has contributed $72,000 to his son's campaign for attorney general. [...] The lawsuit came after the children initiated an unauthorized land transfer from a trust set up by their father to benefit the children. The move violated a written contract the family had about the land, the lawsuit alleged. [...] If you told me the person who did this is now a lawyer, I would say that's something that needs to go to the Bar because that is a serious breach of a fiduciary duty. If you told me that it's not only a member of the state Bar but someone who's running for attorney general, I'd say complete disqualification from the office just on that alone."
Sep. 22, 2022

Abe Hamadeh's Statement On Father's Immigration Status Omitted Details About Deportation Order, Records Show

Tara Kavaler / Arizona Republic via Rose Law Group Reporter, Sep. 13, 2022

"Abe Hamadeh is a Republican running for Arizona attorney general in the 2022 election.
Newly obtained court records show Republican attorney general nominee Abe Hamadeh’s father overstayed a visa by nearly seven years and was not in the country legally when the candidate was born.
The records shed further light on Hamadeh’s family situation. They also challenge the completeness of Hamadeh’s earlier response to an Arizona Republic question of why his father faced a deportation order in 1996.
Asked in August about that deportation order, Hamadeh declined an interview with reporters but gave a written response to The Republic that said in part, ” … my parents proudly came to the United States LEGALLY in 1989 and were rewarded for waiting in line LEGALLY with U.S. citizenship in 2007 and 2009.”
The response did not acknowledge that his father overstayed a visa, faced an order of deportation and cited his American-born children as a reason to be allowed to remain in the United States.
Hamadeh’s father, Jamal Hamadah, whose last name is spelled multiple ways in public records, came to the U.S. from Syria on a visitor’s visa on May 29, 1989, according to records obtained by The Republic.
The visa expired about six months later, on Nov. 27 of that year. Abe Hamadeh was born in Illinois in May 1991.
In 1996, after coming under scrutiny in a criminal investigation in which charges were dropped, the federal government issued an order of deportation for Hamadah. He was granted a stay and also sought relief under a section of immigration law. That section was repealed the next year, according to longtime Phoenix immigration attorney Nicomedes Suriel.
As part of his filings with the court, Hamadah highlighted his family situation and that two of his children who were born in the U.S.
“If the petitioner were deported from the United States, not only he, but his immediate family would suffer irreparable harm and he would be separated from his family for (a) long period of time,” his filing with U.S. District Court in Illinois states."


Abe Hamadeh Has Trouble Following Arizona Election Law — Again
"Abe Hamadeh, the GOP nominee for Arizona Attorney General, filed a financial disclosure statement that failed to include his income from two jobs, board membership and his interests in businesses. Hamadeh's response to the missing items in the legal document he signed in March "under penalty of perjury"? He was busy and admitted the document was wrong."
Aug. 30, 2022
Arizona AG Race Rocked After GOP Nominee’s 2007-2010 Posts On ‘Ron Paul Forums’ Unearthed
"Abe Hamadeh has built his campaign for attorney general around cleaning up elections in Arizona. Yet as a teenager, he boasted to an online message board about voting before he was legally allowed to and altering his mom's ballot," the Phoenix New Times reported. "The posts were among thousands Hamadeh made to an online message board beginning in 2007. When he wasn't bragging about altering ballots, he was offering antisemitic and sexist rants, backing Sheriff Joe Arpaio and arguing that voting should be limited to college graduates who pass intelligence tests." Hamadeh has vowed to prosecute based off of the debunked "2000 Mules" movie by Dinesh D’Souza."
Aug. 24, 2022
Abe Hamadeh Has Hard-Line Positions On Immigration. The AG Candidate's Father Once Faced Deportation
"Republican Abe Hamadeh has made border security an integral part of his campaign for Arizona attorney general. His hard-line positions include saying he would prosecute as trespassers those who illegally enter the country via the southern border. Similar hard-line policies against people who are not in the country legally could have affected Hamadeh and his family in the 1990s. In 1996, Hamadeh's father, who is from Syria, had an order of deportation, meaning he faced removal from the U.S. for not being in the country legally, according to a court document and news articles about the case. Jamal Hamadah remained in the U.S., however. News articles about the case indicate he sought to stay because his two younger sons, including Abe, were born in the country and were U.S. citizens."
Aug. 24, 2022
Abe Hamadeh Wants To Be Arizona’s Top Cop. As A Teen, He Bragged About Voter Fraud
"Abe Hamadeh has built his campaign for attorney general around cleaning up elections in Arizona. Yet as a teenager, he boasted to an online message board about voting before he was legally allowed to and altering his mom's ballot. The posts were among thousands Hamadeh made to an online message board beginning in 2007. When he wasn't bragging about altering ballots, he was offering antisemitic and sexist rants, backing Sheriff Joe Arpaio and arguing that voting should be limited to college graduates who pass intelligence tests."
Aug. 23, 2022

Did Abe Hamadeh Sucker Donald Trump Into Endorsing Him For AG? Sure Looks That Way

Laurie Roberts /Arizona Republic via Rose Law Group Reporter, Jul. 27 2022


"Of all the Arizona election deniers who chased after Donald Trump’s endorsement …
Kari Lake and Mark Finchem with their treks to pay homage at Mar-a-Lago …
Jim Lamon with his first Senate campaign ad that ran not in Arizona but on Fox News in New Jersey, where Trump was spending the summer …
Wendy Rogers just by being, well, Wendy Rogers …
No candidate was more crafty in his approach to Trump than Abe Hamadeh.
Did Hamadeh inflate his campaign account?
The 31-year-old first-time candidate hooked the big fish in June and immediately rose to top-tier status in a crowded Republican primary for attorney general.
It’s the bait that makes his story so interesting.
It appears that Hamadeh snagged Trump by taking a page out of Trump’s own book – inflating his campaign bank account in order to look like a major player in the race.
Hamadeh brushes off suspicions that he suckered Trump into an endorsement, calling the stories that have circulated since his latest campaign finance filing “fake news”.
Numbers, however, tell an intriguing tale."

See original story on Arizona Republic


These Arizona Candidates Still Say Donald Trump Won In 2020, Or They're Not Sure What Happened

The Arizona Republic via The Rose Law Group Reporter

Jul. 15, 2022

"Elected officials and candidates for office in 2022 continue to challenge and question the results of the 2020 presidential election in Arizona.
The results have been examined and re-examined, challenged in court and in a monthslong ballot review. No evidence has been found of widespread fraud or error in the results.
Yet candidates deny the outcome. Others don't quite go as far. But they raise questions about potential irregularities they say could have influenced the vote and should be examined.
The Arizona Republic is listing candidates by category by the race that they are entered in. This list is not complete and will be updated throughout the 2022 election season.

Election deniers

These candidates in Arizona races deny that Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election, either in Arizona or nationwide."
US Senate

US House of Representatives


Secretary of state

Attorney general


  • Bob Lettieri, Republican

Arizona Corporation Commission

State Senate

State House of Representatives

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors

Read the complete article on The Arizona Republic


Center for Arizona Policy
2022 Survey Questions For Arizona Candidates
Position Sought: Attorney General
Question 2: Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose.
Question 4: Allowing biological males that identify as transgender to play on female sports’ teams.
Candidates' Position: Oppose
Question 8: Allowing parents to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same-sex attraction or gender identity issues.*
Candidates' Position: Support
Question 9: Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to provide services or use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their moral or religious beliefs.**
Candidates' Position: Support.
*  This is in reference to the dangerous and disproven "Reparative Therapy".
**Discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.
Freedom Voter Guide: Abraham Hamadeh


Conscience Rights for Creative Professionals: Allowing creative professionals (photographer, baker, wedding vendor) to decline to participate in events or create messages that violate their moral or religious beliefs. (Religious Freedom Laws)



Conscience Rights for Faith-Based Organizations: Exempting faith-based organizations from regulations that cause them to violate their sincerely held religious beliefs. (Religious Freedom Laws)



Women's Sports: Preventing biological males who identify as female from competing in women's sports. (Transgender Discrimination)



Gender Identity Counseling: Allowing parents to obtain professional counseling for children struggling with gender identity issues to help them reach their desired outcome. (Dangerous Reparative Therapy)



Protected Class for Sexual Orientation: Adding “sexual orientation” as a protected class alongside race, religion, sex, age, and disability in nondiscrimination law. (Candidate supports LGBTQIA Discrimination)



Protected Class for Gender Identity: Adding “gender identity” as a protected class alongside race, religion, sex, age, and disability in nondiscrimination law. (Candidate supports LGBTQIA Discrimination)



Medical Rights of Conscience: Allowing health care workers and providers the freedom to practice medicine in accordance with their personal beliefs and conscience. (Religious Freedom Laws)



Parental Rights for Healthcare Disclosure: Requiring schools to disclose to parents if the school is providing counseling or medical services to a child who desires to undergo “gender transition.”


Not So Honest Abraham Hamadeh


Jun. 22, 2022
---Typical Republican projection.  


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