Skip to comments.Kari Lake Files New Election Appeal To The Arizona Supreme Court
Posted on 07/17/2023 9:17:23 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake filed an appeal to the Arizona Supreme Court in her election case as she claimed that 8,000 unreadable ballots were not configured properly during last year’s midterms.
Kari Lake speaks at the Faith and Freedom Road to Majority conference at Hilton in Washington on June 24, 2023. (Madalina Vasiliu/The Epoch Times)
In an appeal filed (pdf) with the state’s highest court, Ms. Lake alleged that the 8,000 ballots were either “duplicated or counted.” What’s more, they were also unreadable, her team contended.
“The ballot-on-demand printer investigation report by former Chief Justice McGregor (‘the McGregor Report’) found that ‘four printers randomly printed one or a few ‘fit to page’ ballots in the middle of printing a batch of ballots … [n]one of the technical people with whom we spoke could explain how or why that error occurred,'” said the appeal.
An expert for Mrs. Lake, a former Fox affiliate anchor, had “testified this ‘error’ could only result from malware or remote access and resulted in at least 8,000 misconfigured ballots, the vast majority of which were neither duplicated nor counted,” it added.
The defendants in the case, including Maricopa County officials and the Arizona secretary of state’s office, have not issued a public response or filing in the case.
While a number of her legal challenges have been rejected by state courts, Ms. Lake has said she would take her lawsuit to the U.S. Supreme Court if needed, although the top court has shown little appetite to take up election challenges since late 2020.
“This is, I believe, our best hope to get reform in our elections: my case,” she said in a recent interview. “I believe it’s the greatest election case. We have the truth on our side. We have tons of evidence. Yes, we haven’t had a judge rule in our favor. But it takes a lot of courage to make the right ruling on this case.”
Ms. Lake has never conceded the race to Democrat Gov. Katie Hobbs, who was sworn into office earlier this year. At the same time, Ms. Lake has signaled in media interviews that she may be exploring a run for the U.S. Senate seat that is currently held by former Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (I-Ariz.) in what could be a three-way race between Ms. Lake, Ms. Sinema, and Rep. Reuben Gallego (D-Ariz.).
Her challenge comes as another court, in a separate, case ordered Ms. Lake’s and former Secretary of State candidate Mark Finchem’s teams to pay $122,200 in sanctions. U.S. District Judge John Tuchi in Phoenix wrote that former Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz also has to pay about 10 percent of that fine because, according to Mr. Tuchi, Mr. Dershowitz signed off on a number of legal documents in the case.
“Failing to impose meaningful sanctions here might very well encourage others to follow suit by lending their credibility to documents filed in court without facing any real consequence if their certifications prove hollow or incomplete,” Mr. Tuchi wrote in his ruling. “The need for general deterrence is therefore significant.”
Mr. Dershowitz indicated to the Arizona Republic that he would appeal the order.
Ms. Lake and Mr. Finchem sued former Arizona Secretary of State Ms. Hobbs and officials in Maricopa and Pima counties in April 2022, in a bid to change the state and counties’ voting procedures. Mr. Tuchi dismissed the lawsuit in August. The Maricopa County officials named as defendants sought sanctions against Ms. Lake for trying to sow doubts about the then-upcoming 2022 elections.
It comes also as Stephen Richer, the Maricopa County recorder, filed a defamation lawsuit at the end of June against Ms. Lake, saying that he’s faced “violent vitriol and other dire consequences” because of “lies” spread by her, including death threats and the loss of friendships.
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Kari is the REAL Governor of Arizona and DJT is the REAL POTUS!
Were it not for her legal challenges, we would never have known about the sabotage of the machines with the 'shrink to fit' command, and how these machines were all sent to republican precincts, and the goon at the computer clicking 'next' without scrolling down to check the signature on file for hundreds of thousands of cheat-by-mail-in ballots.
The lower courts with their leftist hack judges and the RINO AZ Supremes will do everything they can to stop Kari. She has vowed to take it to SCOTUS.
They stole it in broad daylight from Kari. Everyone knows it. And they know that we know, and they are laughing.
Keep racking up those losses.
Or, more optimistically: “keep trying; don’t ever quit; be relentless; you haven’t failed until you give up”.
. . . as the Roman Empire said to the barbarian kingdoms . . .
A coward never loses. A coward never wins. A coward never tries. A coward earns the respect of nobody. A coward accomplishes nothing.
I ALMOST made it in before the folks who out of one side of their mouths complain that Republicans don’t fight back against being cheated in elections, and out of the other side belittle the efforts of those that do. SMH.
Ms. Lake is my hero.
Illegitimi non carborundum!
[”Don’t let the bastards grind you down.”]
Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once. It seems to me most strange that men should fear, seeing that death, a necessary end, will come when it will come.Used to be that Americans lived by such words.
— Shakespeare, “Julius Caesar”, Act II Scene 2
You could also use Einstein’s definition of insanity, keep repeating the same actions over and over again and expecting a different outcome
She’s like a fictional boxer who is 0-7 and been knocked out 7 times and keeps coming back only to get knocked out again
It might be time to use a different strategy since what you are doing isn’t working
Einstein always had a chalk in one hand and an eraser in the other. Just because he was still at the chalkboard, writing and erasing, going forward w/ his equation, then backtracking to find a different tack, was no sign he was insane.
Kari, too, has tried, is trying, different angles, different points of law, different venues — relentlessly. She is possessed of a youthful optimism, not a jaded, snakebitten pessismism.
I have to admire her. She’s relentless and alive — not insane.
Please stop this and focus on the race for the Senate AZ needs you.
All her tries have been thru the courts where she’s lost every time, Trump tried multiple times and lost every time, in fact since 2020 no court case has been successful, sooner or later it has to dawn on people the courts are not going to help clean up the election system
Plus, candidates that have made election fraud a central part of their campaign have a losing record, which means a majority of the public isn’t buying it, doesn’t mean drop the issue but does mean no one cares about it
The only way to clean it up is to actually win elections first and then attempt to change the laws
Fraud denial won’t help with the problem.
Yes. When Stacey Abrams did the same thing in Georgia, many conservatives considered her a bad joke and a windbag.
I never said fraud denial I said win elections first, the courts are not the solution
You go first and see how far you get either dead or in prison for the rest of your life
Amen! Every one knows this is truth.
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