On Saturday, Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake lost her post-midterm election lawsuit against Democrat Governor-elect Katie Hobbs, which alleged Arizona voters were disenfranchised after actions by Hobbs and Maricopa County election officials.
According to local news, in dismissing Lake's case Superior Court Judge Peter Thompson paved the way for Katie Hobbs to be Arizona's next governor, but gave "both sides until Monday for Lake's side to appeal or for Hobbs' side to seek sanctions." Lake tweeted, "My Election Case provided the world with evidence that proves our elections are run outside of the law. This Judge did not rule in our favor. However, for the sake of restoring faith and honesty in our elections, I will appeal his ruling."
Arguments in the case ended on Thursday after two days in court. The suit noted the many election day malfunctions with Maricopa County's tabulator machines and noted that whistleblowers found violations in the chain of custody of ballots.
On Wednesday, Lake's team argued that ballots in the election, which was won by Hobbs with fewer than 18,000 voted, were not valid after a review granted by the court.
Speaking at the courthouse on Thursday, Lake said "They admitted that they've known about these ballot problems."
One of Lake's experts in her case was professional investigator Heather Honey who used statements from Maricopa County election officials to make the case that legal requirements over chain of custody were not followed.
Lake alleged that Hobbs, who is the Arizona secretary of state, participated in censorship and suppression that contributed to a lack of integrity in the election. According to the Twitter files, Hobbs had her office contact Twitter to censor posts related to the Arizona gubernatorial election. Hobbs also threatened Mohave County and Cochise County supervisors with prosecution if they did not certify the midterm election results.
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