Maricopa Election Trial Opens, Officials Finally Face The Music


At a glance

  • After a decade of election failures in Maricopa County, election officials are on trial this week for their management of the 2022 election.
  • As the civil trial for Kari Lake’s lawsuit begins Wednesday against Maricopa County election officials and her Democratic gubernatorial opponent, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, Lake’s legal counsel plans to call Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer and Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Bill Gates to testify about their handling of the 2022 election, according to a court filing on Sunday.

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