Failed Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake‘s long shot bid to overturn her defeat in the election she lost six months ago was handed off to a Maricopa County judge this weekend. Now, the judge has made a decision.
The memo also stated that Lake did not present “clear and convincing evidence or a preponderance of evidence that such misconduct was committed by an officer making or participating in a canvass'” during the election.
And finally, the court found that there was not “clear and convincing evidence or a preponderance of evidence that such misconduct did in fact affect the result” of the election according to the data that was presented.
— AG (@AGHamilton29) May 23, 2023
Superior Court Judge Peter Thompson threw out Lake’s initial case on the matter. According to 12News, Thompson was trying to avoid any procedural errors in the case that might invite an appeal, since an appeal from Lake was why he was hearing the case for a second time.
In March, the Arizona Supreme Court upheld Thompson’s dismissal of six of Lake’s seven claims In regards to her case. But her claim that Maricopa County elections officials didn’t properly verify signatures on mail-in ballots was sent back to Thompson.
As 12News points out, early voters “must sign an affidavit on the ballot envelope attesting that they are registered to vote in Arizona. It’s one of the security checks for mail-in ballots.”
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