In November, when Arizona Republican Kari Lake fell to Democratic insider Katie Hobbs in the governor’s race, there was vote mayhem in Maricopa County, according to the press. As watchers watched, machines malfunctioned at the polling stations, sending voters to alternative sites and resulting in late and missing ballots. Hobbs was proclaimed the winner of the match, but Lake has contested the election’s legitimacy ever since. In Arizona, where all of this transpired, her lawsuits have thus far been unsuccessful.
Lake launched a lawsuit seeking to overturn the “rigged and stolen 2022 Gubernatorial Election in Maricopa County” arguing “that Hobbs’ swearing-in ceremony on January 2 and the “electoral chaos” that targeted and disenfranchised Republican voters in Maricopa County on Election Day justify an immediate decision from the Arizona Supreme Court and a new election,” GWP reported.
In December, Lake filed a move for transfer so that her case might be accelerated and bypassed the Arizona Court of Appeals, where it was next destined, but her request was denied by the Arizona Supreme Court. The order disallowed transfer “without prejudice to seeking expedited review of an adverse decision in either proceeding.”
Now, the Court of Appeals has rejected the lawsuit, upholding the lower court’s dismissal ruling and refusing Kari Lake’s motion for relief. Kari Lake did not produce “clear and convincing evidence” of voter fraud, as the Court concurred with the Maricopa County Superior Court’s standard of proof.
Yet, despite the unfavorable verdict, Kari and her team look upbeat and eager to ultimately file the lawsuit with the Arizona Supreme Court. Colton Duncan, a strategist for Kari Lake, stated to The GWP, “Kari Lake pledged to take this fight to the Supreme Court, and now, that is exactly what she is doing. It should come as no surprise that Kari is following through with her promise. She’s not your average Politician—that’s why America loves her.”
Duncan additionally tweeted that they have already received “confirmation” that Lake will have a Supreme Court hearing!
Lake has continued to provide data supporting her claim that Republican voters were targeted throughout the election. During a recent rally in Scottsdale, Arizona, Lake provided additional evidence that these Election Day failures were deliberate by comparing a Republican heat map, which hung on the wall at Maricopa County elections facilities, to a map “displaying all of the vote centers that were sabotaged on election day.” Surprisingly, the maps were aligned properly!
A presentation before the Arizona Senate Elections Committee indicated that Election Day tabulators rejected nearly a quarter of a million vote attempts. The county continues to disregard the fact that the 17,000 voters who were allegedly afflicted by voting problems correspond to the 17,000 votes that gave Hobbs the victory over Lake. Additional inconsistencies, such as the absence of chain of custody documents for hundreds of thousands of ballots, Maricopa County’s inability to check signatures on hundreds of thousands of ballots, and suspicious vote reporting errors were also highlighted in Lake’s Appeal.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
The Arizona Court of Appeals stated in their opinion of the dismissal of Lake’s suit, ” Lake’s arguments highlight Election Day difficulties, but her request for relief fails because the evidence presented to the superior court ultimately supports the court’s conclusion that voters were able to cast their ballots, that votes were counted correctly, and that no other basis justifies setting aside the election results.”CONTINUE READING…