Republican Gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake filed an election lawsuit after narrowly losing the race to Secretary of State Katie Hobbs.
The lawsuit, which highlights a litany of irregularities and issues in Maricopa County’s elections, requests that the county do its election over.
In a partial victory for Lake, The Maricopa County Superior Court of Arizona granted Lake’s request for 50 election-day ballots to be inspected from six different polling centers in Maricopa County.
The court also granted her request for 50 election-day ballots marked ‘spoiled’ to be inspected and 50 early voting ballots.
According to county election officials, nearly 20% of Maricopa County’s malfunctioned, causing hours-long lines and many voters to cast provisional ballots that had to be hand-counted at a later point.
Lake encouraged voters to stay in line and wait to cast a traditional ballot on election day rather than casting a provisional ballot.
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We didn't ask for this fight.
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— Kari Lake War Room (@KariLakeWarRoom) December 16, 2022
A court Thursday granted parts of Republican Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake’s request to have some Maricopa County ballots inspected as she contests the results of her election defeat against Democratic Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs.
Lake filed a lawsuit Dec. 9 seeking to be declared the election’s winner or have Maricopa County ordered to re-run its gubernatorial election, according to USA Today. The Maricopa County Superior Court of Arizona granted her petition for inspecting 50 randomly-selected Election-Day-cast and Election Day spoil-marked “ballot-on-demand” printed ballots respectively from six separate Maricopa County voting centers and 50 early cast ballots from six separate county batches.
The court rejected Lake’s request to have 50 randomly selected early ballots’ envelopes inspected. It forbids the approved inspections from disturbing any ballots’ integrity, storage or maintenance in the county’s custody or interfering with any ongoing 2022 election result recount.
The court ordered the inspection to start Tuesday morning.