Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake has exposed a number of problems with Arizona’s election system.
Maricopa County has, per usual, had the most issues.
Lake has alleged that the county counted tens of thousands of ballots with signatures that could not be verified and were just scribbles.
That is on top of election day problems that the county had with tabulating in-person votes, which are overwhelmingly Republican.
Videos from across the county showed polling stations with hours-long lines that had one, or no functional vote tabulating machines.
Lake decided to sue after losing narrowly to Hobbs, by about 17,000 votes.
On Tuesday, a judge who is presiding over the lawsuit ordered an emergency appearance for Lake, Hobbs, Maricopa election officials, and other witnesses to appear in court.
According to recent reports, Hobbs did not attend despite the request.
The Epoch Times Reports–
A judge overseeing Republican Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake’s electoral lawsuit ordered Lake, Secretary of State and Arizona Gov.-elect Katie Hobbs, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors officials, and others to appear at a court hearing on Tuesday.
Judge Peter Thompson, in issuing the (pdf) order, wrote that the court has “reviewed” Lake’s “verified statement of election contest” and said the “matter will be set on an accelerated basis.” Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer and Board of Supervisors Chairman Bill Gates were also ordered to attend the hearing, which will start at 2 p.m. ET.
It comes as Lake stated Monday that her lawsuit is, in part, fueled by alleged whistleblower claims who have come forward.
“We’ve had three whistleblowers from Maricopa County reach out and say the system is seriously flawed,” Lake told Just the News on Monday, days after the suit was filed with a Maricopa County court.