Kari Lakethe Republican nominee for Governor of Arizona who lost to the Democrat Katie Hobbs but refuses to admit it, filed a public records lawsuit demanding that Maricopa County release election-related records.
your lawyer Tim Lasota filed the lawsuit Wednesday, stating that “many eligible voters may not have been able to vote due to the ‘failure’ of polling officials.”
According to the complaint, the Trump-backed candidate alleged that Maricopa County poll officials violated voting laws, citing that 118 polling stations had a “printer/tab issue” that “many poll watchers saw poll workers counting and not counting.” shuffled ballots”. that election officials failed to honor Lake’s initial public record requests filed on November 15 and 16.
Lake “cannot determine that each lawful vote is properly counted” because Maricopa County election officials “were unable or unwilling to reconcile voter checks to ballots cast on election night at each polling center in accordance with Arizona law.” conduct, and has now done so unlawfully, refused to provide public records in response to two requests for public records of how they conducted the election,” the complaint reads.
Lake lost to Hobbs by a margin of 17,200 votes but has not acknowledged defeat – which shouldn’t come as a surprise, as she told CNN Host Dana Bash that she would not accept the election result unless she won.
She announced the suit Steve Banon‘s War Room podcast on Wednesday, in which he called the Nov. 8 election “the worst election ever in history.”
“We want some information,” Lake added.
Maricopa County officials are scheduled to court Nov. 28 while the state is scheduled to court Dec. 5.
Two Arizona Counties Postpone Certification Dates in Protest of Maricopa County Election Results; democrats Mark Kelly and Katie Hobbs secured victories in Arizona. Although tabs could not read some ballots, officials said it did not affect voters’ ability to cast their ballots.
Chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Bill Gates and Vice Chairman Clint Hickman Addressing the printer issues in a joint statement: “The good news is that the election administration has built in redundancies – backup plans if things don’t go as planned. This allows all valid votes to be counted, even if the technology occasionally fails. Voters affected by the printer problem had several options to cast their vote yesterday, including dropping off their completed ballot in a secure box (door 3) on site. These ballots are verified as legitimate and then tabulated.”
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2022/11/kari-lake-sued-maricopa-county-officials-after-election-loss Kari Lake Sues Maricopa County Officials After Election Loss