GOP gubernatorial candidate in Arizona Kari Lake has filed a lawsuit against Maricopa County. According to a report from The Daily Wire, Lake is alleging election law violations and demanding records related to Election Day printer issues.
From The Daily Wire:
Maricopa County, the most populous county in the state, had notable problems during the November 8 election, including printer and tabulation machine-related issues in at least 70 of the county’s 223 polling locations.
“The filing today was basically just a way for the courts to pressure Maricopa County into giving us public records we have been asking for,” Lake said Wednesday.
The Republican blasted county officials over the treatment of “Election Day voters,” which included those printer issues and “three-hour lines.”
“We cannot allow an election like this to stand,” Lake asserted.
The Republican National Committee (RNC) and Arizona attorney general candidate Abe Hamadeh a day earlier filed a lawsuit in State Superior Court in Maricopa County against election officials, alleging “a host of errors and inaccuracies” during the 2022 election process, The Daily Wire reported.
“Pervasive errors by our election officials resulted in the disenfranchisement of countless Arizonans who had their voices silenced,” Hamadeh said in a statement. “Arizonans deserve to have an election system that is transparent and fair and right now we have neither. Today’s challenge is the only way to provide accountability and restore confidence in our broken election system.”
Lake lost to Democratic opponent Katie Hobbs by about .6% of the vote.
More over at The Daily Wire:
Kari Lake Files Lawsuit Against Maricopa County Over Election Day Issues https://t.co/6ANSRbIIpO
— Daily Wire News (@DailyWireNews) November 26, 2022