Arizona Court Rejects Lake’s Argument Of Electoral Misconduct

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At a glance

  • There will be no Christmas cheer for Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake.
  • A judge Saturday threw out Lake’s challenge of her defeat in the Arizona governor’s race to Democrat Katie Hobbs, rejecting her claim that problems with ballot printers at some polling places on Election Day were the result of intentional misconduct.
  • Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Peter Thompson, who was appointed by then-Republican Gov. Jan Brewer, found that the court did not find clear and convincing evidence of the widespread misconduct that Lake had alleged had affected the result of the 2022 general election.
  • Lake, who lost to Hobbs by just over 17,000 votes, had asked the judge either to declare her the winner or order a revote in Maricopa County.

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