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Lake mocked over lawsuit despite election marred with problems

Lake mocked over lawsuit despite election marred with problems


Lake mocked over lawsuit despite election marred with problems

A conservative columnist says he was glad to learn Kari Lake has filed a lawsuit to challenge her loss in Arizona’s race for governor because, he says, election problems there must be exposed and fixed.

After a narrow loss to Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, which only became final a whopping six days after Election Day, Lake filed suit last week in Maricopa County Superior Court to contest Hobbs’ controversial win.

According to official results, Hobbs defeated Lake 50%-49% by about 17,100 votes after 2.5 million were counted in the gubernatorial race.

A second and separate lawsuit has also been filed by fellow Republican candidates Mark Finchem, who was running for Secretary of State, and by congressional candidate Jeff Zink.

According to a Tucson news station, KOLD News 13, attorneys for the Democrat candidates told the court the lawsuits are “baseless” and are asking judges overseeing the cases to dismiss the lawsuits.

A motion to dismiss the Finchem-Zink lawsuit is set for this Friday, December 16. A court hearing over Lake’s lawsuit is set for December 19, KOLD reported.

Washington Times columnist Robert Knight tells AFN the GOP candidates deserve their day in court after Arizonans witnessed chaos on Election Day.

“Something like 40% of the district in Maricopa County had problems with counting votes,” he recalls. “They had machine problems. It was a mess."

Judging by the wave of left-wing mockery, you wouldn’t know Maricopa County experienced voting problems on Election Day – Lake is “desperate and delusional,” an Arizona Republic columnist wrote about her lawsuit – but there is no disputing numerous voting centers were plagued with problems on Election Day.

In a Nov. 27 story about Maricopa County’s “Election Day issues," liberal news website The Hill reported:

The county on Sunday said it confirmed the malfunctions occurred at 43 of the county’s 223 vote centers, although it indicated the number may be as high as 63. The Lake campaign, based on sworn declarations, had alleged in court the figure was at least 118.

To its credit, The Hill story goes on to describe the voting hurdles Arizona voters experienced on Election Day, such as spoiled ballots that couldn’t be read and long lines to vote that lasted nearly an hour. Some of those voters presumably left and didn't cast a ballot.

The election report released by Maricopa County was required by the Arizona attorney general’s office because of Election Day issues, The Hill said.

Meanwhile, the same Democrats who call voting a sacred right, and routinely warn voters that Republicans want to make it harder to vote, are calling Lake’s lawsuit “Trumpian” and the candidate herself “stupid and ignorant” for insisting Democrats stole the election.

Robert Knight Knight

When she certified the election results Dec. 6, Hobbs said Arizona had a "successful election" but went onto suggest "powerful voices proliferated misinformation that threatened to disenfranchise voters."

According to Lake's lawsuit, however, thousands if not tens of thousands of Arizona voters were disenfranchised on Election Day, and so she is demanding a new election.

Up until Election Day, polls suggested Lake would win by single digits over Hobbs, who had refused to debate her articulate, straight-shooting opponent.

“It just doesn't pass the straight-face test,” Knight says of Lake’s loss. “So I'm glad she filed a lawsuit and continues to focus attention on the dubious presumption that this was an up-and-up election."