Republican Arizona governor candidate Kari Lake has not backed down or stopped fighting for fair elections following the 2022 midterm elections debacle in Arizona.
Lake’s team has documented multiple issues that occurred during the election, yet on Thursday, an Arizona appeals court dismissed her challenges to the November gubernatorial election. Lake announced that she would take her allegations of misconduct to the Arizona Supreme Court. Lake is challenged Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs’ slim win in November. Hobbs was the presiding Secretary of State, running the election in an obvious conflict of interest.
After the appeals court dismissal, Lake rallied her supporters across the country, announcing she would continue to fight,
“Breaking: I told you we would take this all the way to the Arizona Supreme Court, and that’s exactly what we are going to do. Buckle up, America!”


In December, Lake’s legal team discovered that 42.5% of the randomly examined ballots in Arizona’s Maricopa County for the 2022 governor’s race were illegitimate. After Lake claimed the elections were illegitimate, she was granted the ability to randomly inspect 50 election-day ballots from six different polling centers throughout Maricopa County in Arizona. She was also granted permission for 50 election-day ballots marked ‘spoiled’ to be inspected, as well as 50 early voting ballots.

Lake claims there were numerous irregularities across Arizona, including misread ballots and printer issues that led to ballots being rejected. This was coupled with long lines at polling places, leaving voters waiting hours or turning away rather than waiting to vote.
Journalist Tracy Beanz criticized the court’s decision posting the court document,
“The appeals court has affirmed the ruling of the lower court in the @KariLake case. I will be threading this for you ASAP. I don’t want to be presumptuous, but Mrs. Lake isn’t finished. This decision is rife with holes.”


The court ruling stated:

“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. 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.”

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