On Monday evening, Kari Lake announced that her election case was going to trial, a big hit for Katie Hobbs, who had attempted to have the case thrown out.
“Our Election Case is going to trial. Katie Hobbs attempt to have our case thrown out FAILED. She will have to take the stand & testify,” Lake tweeted.
“Buckle up, America,” she added. “This is far from over.”
BREAKING: Our Election Case is going to trial. Katie Hobbs attempt to have our case thrown out FAILED. She will have to take the stand & testify.
Buckle up, America.
This is far from over. pic.twitter.com/291EnXPP3U
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) December 20, 2022
Check out what the Daily Wire reported:
A Maricopa County judge ruled Monday that Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake will have her day in court to challenge the county’s ballot chain of custody and the efficacy of voting machine tabulators and printers during the 2022 midterm elections.
Judge Peter Thompson dismissed eight other claims made by Lake in the lawsuit, but he said that a ballot inspection could occur on Tuesday at 8:00 a.m., which comes after Lake asked the Maricopa County officials to hand over several documents related to the election.
“It should proceed to trial,” said Kurt Olden, who represented Lake in court. “The people should get to see,” adding the suit is about “restoring trust in our election system.”
“The kind of debacle that happened on November 8 should never happen,” Olden added. “There are processes in place to make sure it doesn’t, and the defendants did not follow those processes — that’s the point, Your Honor.”
Lake’s lawsuit alleges that voters were disenfranchised on Election Day, considering there was a large number of polling issues in Maricopa County which greatly impacted Republican voters.
The issues could have greatly impacted the results of the election, considering Hobbs only received 17,000 more votes statewide.
“Lake received the greatest number of votes and is entitled to be named the winner,” the lawsuit says. “Alternately, the election must be re-done in Maricopa County to eliminate the effects of maladministration and illegal votes on the vote tallies reported by Maricopa County.”
The Daily Wire continues:
Maricopa County, the most populous county in the state, had notable problems during the November 8 election, including printer and tabulation machine-related issues in at least 70 of the county’s 223 polling locations. Lake claims there were tabulator breakdowns at over 59% of the voting centers within the county on Election Day.
The court granted Lake’s request to inspect some ballots within the county from Election Day.
Those ballots will include 150 randomly selected early ballots, “ballot-on-demand” printed ballots, and “ballot-on-demand” printed ballots marked as spoiled on Election Day from six Maricopa County vote centers chosen by Lake’s representative.
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