The campaign for Kari Lake is interested in knowing all the details of what transpired on Election Day, November 8. The former TV presenter turned Republican firebrand is suing Maricopa County, Arizona, election officials in an effort to achieve that goal.
On election day, a number of tabulator problems put Maricopa County in the spotlight across the country. According to reports, up to 48% of polling places experienced printer or tabulator failures, resulting in extraordinarily long lineups, multi-hour wait periods, and, in some cases, people being shooed away.
The administration of the November 8 election was described in records that Maricopa County officials have refused to make public. In Lake’s lawsuit, the Arizona Superior Court is urged to order Maricopa County officials to deliver the records on time.
Before the Arizona election results are certified, Lake’s team wants to have the opportunity to thoroughly review the records.
“Plaintiff desires that every lawful vote be properly counted and every voter who was eligible to vote be allowed to vote. Unfortunately, due to Defendants’ failures, many eligible voters may not have been able to vote,” the lawsuit claimed.
The lawsuit also claimed that out of the 223 polling locations in Maricopa County, at least 118, or 53 percent, had problems with their voting machines.
With each subsequent complaint, it seems as though the number of polling places that experienced similar problems is increasing.
On election day, Maricopa County first asserted that 20% of its polling places had malfunctioning printers. Later sources indicated that the figure was 30%, and Rasmussen Reports later asserted that it was 48%.
Currently, Lake’s team is saying that more than half of all polling places experienced such mistakes, which led to extraordinarily long lineups and, in at least one instance, voters being denied the opportunity to cast a ballot.
According to the lawsuit, Maricopa County election officials “failed to detect, prevent or timely remedy this problem during setup and testing of their polling stations.”
Lake’s team produced a list of Maricopa County election procedures and noted issues requiring inquiry in an application for an order to show cause that was attached.
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These include misprinted ballots, the commingling of counted and uncounted ballots and long lines at poll locations, among others.
“[I]n the absence of an immediate and comprehensive production of the requested public records, [Lake’s campaign] cannot tell the extent to which election laws and procedures were violated, and the full extent of the maladministration,” the document read.
Also attached to the suit are numerous signed declarations from poll workers and observers. CONTINUE READING…