On Thursday outside of the Arizona court house, Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake spoke with reporters.
This week, Lake went toe to toe with Democrat gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs over alleged election interference that swung the election into Hobbs’ favor. Lake brought forward evidence of tampered printer settings which caused mass outages on election day.
“We proved without a shadow of a doubt that there was malicious intent that caused disruption so great it changed the results of the election,” Lake asserted while speaking with reporters.
Check out her full statement to reporters below:
I’m just going to make a quick statement. I am so incredibly proud of our amazing attorneys and staff that put this amazing case together. Historic case. We proved without a shadow of a doubt that there was malicious intent that caused disruption so great it changed the results of the election. I’m incredibly proud of both Brian Blem and Kurt Olsen, who led up this legal team.
We provided expert testimony. We provided experts. The other side brought in activists to try to save face. They admitted that they’ve known about these ballot problems. They’re ballot problems.
Now they’re trying to say that it’s been going on for three elections. Our elections are a mess in this country. And I am so happy to stand up and say, no longer will we as Americans put up with this. We demand fair, honest, transparent elections, and we will get them. And I pray so hard for this judge.
I think that he really took in all of that information. I think he listened very closely to what happened. And I am fighting for the people of Arizona, but not just for the people of Arizona. I’m fighting for the people of this country and for our future. If we don’t have honest elections where we decide who represents us, then we don’t have a country anymore.
And the defendants, their attorney said it in his closing statement. He said, we choose our rulers. Isn’t that telling? This was a selection, not an election. And we in America choose who represents us, and we will restore honest elections.
And I will never stop fighting. I will never stop up fighting. So thanks.
Here is my statement following the conclusion of our Election Trial: pic.twitter.com/Jq9THJJ5oO
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) December 23, 2022
During the trial on Thursday, Maricopa County Elections Director Scott Jarrett admitted that ballot printer settings were changed on election day.
“Is it your testimony that the printer set changes that led to the so-called “shrink to fit” issue was that done on Election Day?” asked Lake’s attorney Kurt Olson.
“That’s correct,” Jarrett replied.
WATCH the clip shared by Lake below:
.@KariLake Attorney Kurt Olson:
"Is it your testimony that the printer set changes that led to the so-called "shrink to fit" issue was that done on Election Day?"
Maricopa County Elections Director Scott Jarrett:
"That's correct." pic.twitter.com/JfZ3Wf4Mj6
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) December 22, 2022
The question by Olson comes in response to a bombshell development brought forward by Lake’s team on Wednesday.
According Lake’s legal team, 42.5% of examined ballots in Maricopa County for the 2022 governor’s race were illegitimate. Lake’s trial began on Wednesday were she is attempting to prove that wide scale fraud took place in Maricopa County on election day.
The Lake War Room tweeted on Wednesday that 48 of the 113 ballots that were reviewed during examination were “19-inch ballots produced on 20-inch paper,”
“This one-inch discrepancy cause chaos on Election day. Causing the mass rejection of these votes as they were attempted to be read through the tabulators,” the Kari Lake War Room tweeted.
48 of 113 ballots reviewed during our examination were 19-inch ballots produced on 20-inch paper.
This one-inch discrepancy cause chaos on Election day. Causing the mass rejection of these votes as they were attempted to be read through the tabulators.
— Kari Lake War Room (@KariLakeWarRoom) December 21, 2022
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