Flash, an Arizona court rules on Kari Lake’s election lawsuit.
Published on 18.12.2022
Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake has filed a lawsuit after narrowly losing the race to Secretary of State Katie Hobbs.
The lawsuit, which highlights a litany of irregularities and problems in the Maricopa County election, asks that the county rerun its election.
In a partial victory for Lake, the Maricopa County Superior Court in Arizona granted Lake’s request to inspect 50 Election Day ballots at six different voting centers in Maricopa County.
The court also granted his request to inspect 50 ballots marked “cancelled” and 50 advance ballots.
According to county election officials, nearly 20% of Maricopa County polling places malfunctioned, causing hour-long lines and forcing many voters to drop off provisional ballots that had to be counted at hand later.
Lake encouraged voters to stay in line and wait to cast a traditional ballot on Election Day rather than cast a provisional ballot.
We didn’t ask for this fight.
But we intend to win it.
The Daily Caller reports: A court on Thursday granted part of Republican Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake’s request to have some Maricopa County ballots inspected, as she challenges the results of her election defeat. against Democratic Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs.
According to USA Today, Kari Lake filed a lawsuit Dec. 9 to be declared the winner of the election or have Maricopa County order a new gubernatorial election. The Superior Court of Maricopa County, Arizona granted its request to inspect 50 randomly selected ballot-on-demand printed ballots from six separate voting centers in Maricopa County and 50 early ballots from six separate county lots.
The court denied Lake’s request to have 50 randomly selected advance ballot envelopes inspected. It prohibits approved inspections from interfering with the integrity, storage or retention of ballots in county custody or interfering with any ongoing recount of the 2022 election results.
The court ordered the inspection to begin Tuesday morning.