In the wake of contesting the election defeat suffered against Democratic Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, Republican Kari Lake was able to secure a legal win this past Thursday out of Maricopa County where the court officially granted a request from Lake to have a selection of ballots inspected within the country from Election Day.
As the most populated county in the state, Maricopa County sported a series of notable problems stemming from the elections held on November 8th, including a series of printer and tabulation machine-related issues in at least 70 of the county’s 223 polling locations. Lake made the claim that there were breakdowns of the tabulators at roughly 59% of the various voting centers throughout the country on Election Day.
This past Thursday, The Maricopa County Superior Court of Arizona pushed through the request from Lake to look over a selection of 50 randomly-selected Election Day cast and spoil-marked “ballot-on-demand” printed ballots from six various county voting centers, as reported by The Daily Caller. Additionally, a group of 50 early-cast ballots from six separate county batches will be looked into as well.
“On Election Day, thousands of Republican voters were disenfranchised as a result of Maricopa County election officials’ misconduct in connection with the widespread tabulator or printer failures at 59% of the 223 vote centers in Maricopa County,” the suit from Lake claims.
This past month, the Republican put forth a suit against Maricopa County officials.
“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,” stated Lake at that time.
The Republican also called out a series of county officials concerning how “Election Day voters” were treated, which included the insane printer issues and over “three-house lines.”
“We cannot allow an election like this to stand,” pushed the GOP candidate.
Just a day prior to the November suit from Lake targeting county officials, Abe Hamadeh, the Republican National Committee (RNC) and Arizona attorney general candidate, filed a suit in the State Superior Court of Maricopa County targeting election officials, seemingly alleging “a host of errors and inaccuracies” throughout the 2022 election process.
“Pervasive errors by our election officials resulted in the disenfranchisement of countless Arizonans who had their voices silenced,” expressed Hamadeh in the release. “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.”
Via a press release, Hamadeh stated that the 25-page suit “details a host of errors surrounding the administration of the November 2022 General Election concerning alleged election board misconduct, the tallying of unlawful ballots, and the erroneous counting of votes.”