In the November midterm elections in Arizona, faulty machines, confusion, last-minute votes, and other suspicious situations developed, prompting Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake to launch a lawsuit alleging electoral fraud. She has persistently maintained her position before the highest court. Lake, who was backed by former President Donald Trump, is determined to call attention to the events in Arizona, with the intention of obtaining a ruling that will reverse the election or at least address the concerns.
Lake lost her original day in court and subsequently appealed her case. In November’s midterm elections in Arizona, the appeals court determined that voters were allowed to cast ballots and votes were tallied accurately, according to Conservative Brief.
“Lake argues that the superior court erred by dismissing her claims asserting equal protection and due process violations. Her arguments fail, however, because these claims were expressly premised on an allegation of official misconduct in the form of interference with on-site tabulators — the same alleged misconduct as in Lake’s printer/tabulator claim,” the ruling stated, upholding the victory of Democratic Governor Katie Hobbs.
“Because these claims were duplicative of a claim that Lake unsuccessfully pursued at trial, the superior court did not err by dismissing them. For the foregoing reasons, we affirm the superior court’s ruling confirming Hobbs’s election as governor. We deny Hobbs’s request for an award of attorney’s fees on appeal because she offered no substantive basis for the award,” the appeals court noted further.
“Evidence ultimately supports the conclusion that voters were able to cast their ballots, that votes were counted correctly, and that no other basis justifies the election results,” it said.
Lake replied to the announcement on Twitter, saying, “BREAKING: I told you we would take this case all the way to the Arizona Supreme Court, and that’s exactly what we are going to do. Buckle up, America!” As promised, Lake proceeded her legal action by petitioning the Supreme Court.
Lake promptly filed a “Motion To Expedite” the case, stating that “expeditious action to resolve these issues is needed to safeguard Arizona voters’ right to free and equal elections.”
She argued that the Maricopa County Superior Court and Arizona Court of appeals ignored the evidence, “ignored this Court’s precedents for reviewing election contests, and ratified Maricopa officials’ decision to disregard Arizona’s ballot chain-of-custody (“COC”) and logic and accuracy testing (“L&A testing”) requirements set forth in Arizona’s Election Procedures Manual (“EPM”), and A.R.S. 16-621(E), 16-449, and 16
“The court of appeals’ Opinion denying petitioner Kari Lake’s appeal ruled that Arizona election laws don’t matter,” the filing stated.
The highest court of the state released its decision on Thursday, setting March 21 as the date for determining whether to accept Lake’s fresh appeal. The court instructed defendants to submit their replies by March 13. In response to Lake’s petition, the Arizona Supreme Court decided on Friday to expedite a hearing about the complaint brought by 2022 Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, who claims election irregularities lost her the race.
While Lake pursues her charges through the courts, she also makes contingency preparations for the event that the court finds against her. Lake stated earlier this month that she is “entertaining” a candidacy for the U.S. Senate. Conservative Brief writes that during an interview with Charlie Kirk on his Real America’s Voice podcast, Lake intimated that she may run for the Senate in 2024 if she does not receive a “decent ruling” in her case for the Arizona gubernatorial race.
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When Kirk asked if she was “entertaining” a Senate run, Lake replied: “Yes I am entertaining it. I mean my number one priority is our court case, and I have full confidence in our court case and I hope we will get a judge to do the right thing. But I’m also looking at what happens if we don’t get a decent ruling in that, and they want me to go away, they want our movement to go away. I represent we the people, and if they want us gone so badly that they’re willing to steal an election then I’m not going to let them have that, I won’t go away.” CONTINUE READING…