A fresh discovery in the election challenge of Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake might bode bad news for current Secretary of State and Governor-elect Katie Hobbs.
During an early Monday morning hearing in the Maricopa County Superior Court, the judge did not dismiss Lake’s complaint outright after hearing the cause for dismissal.
The judge is, however, taking the motion to dismiss Lake’s lawsuit “under advisement,” as KTVK noted.
The result is a dramatic contrast to a similar complaint filed in Arizona, albeit not being the legal triumph Lake’s team was hoping for.
The lawsuit brought by Secretary of State candidate Mark Finchem and Congressional candidate Jeff Zink to overturn the election results was dismissed with prejudice, meaning it cannot be refiled.
Abe Hamadeh, a candidate for Arizona attorney general, has filed a case identical to Lake’s; a move to dismiss will be heard on Monday afternoon. If it is not refused, the trial is scheduled for Friday.
This page contains the full of Lake’s complaint, which a conservative firebrand has called “the strongest election lawsuit in U.S. history.”
I wanted to give you a critical update on our fight to save our state.
Read the entire lawsuit here:https://t.co/EDytPyRllZ pic.twitter.com/gAP94UKhLm
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) December 14, 2022
The lawsuit aims to have Lake declared the victor of the 2022 governorship election. In place of that, the case would seek the invalidation of the present election results and a new election.
Superior Court Judge Peter Thompson ordered Maricopa County to allow Lake’s attorneys to inspect 50 randomly selected “ballot-on-demand” printed ballots cast on Election Day, 50 randomly selected early ballots cast in the race, and 50 randomly selected “spoiled” ballots on Friday afternoon. This was a decisive victory for Lake.
BREAKING: Arizona judge grants Kari Lake's request to inspect Maricopa County ballots pic.twitter.com/mc9zkpFRsb
— George (@BehizyTweets) December 16, 2022
More on this story via The Western Journal:
KTVK did note that Judge Thompson denied Lake’s team’s request to copy and photograph those 150 ballots.
Democrat Secretary of State Katie Hobbs defeated Lake by just over 17,000 votes in the Nov. 8 election. CONTINUE READING…