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Judge dismisses former Arizona gubernatorial candidate’s election misconduct lawsuit

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A choose for the Superior Courtroom of Arizona in Maricopa County dismissed a lawsuit by former Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake on Monday, denying Lake’s ultimate claims of election misconduct within the 2022 Arizona common election.

Decide Peter Thompson held there was no proof to seek out misconduct underneath Arizona statute § 16-672(A)(1), which describes the circumstances for contesting a state election ensuing from election board or officer misconduct. The court docket additionally confirmed the 2022 Arizona gubernatorial election outcomes, affirming present Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs because the winner.

On Tuesday, Lake announced the “largest poll chasing operation” within the historical past of the US to fight the “steal of one other election.” Of the court docket’s ruling, Lake stated:

The courts simply dominated that this corrupt election will stand. The courts simply dominated that our elections can run lawlessly. The courts have dominated that something goes. Nicely, we are able to play by those self same guidelines. We’re going to begin chasing ballots like you have got by no means seen. We’ve started working on this rigged, corrupt system.

In December 2022, an Arizona district court docket confirmed Hobbs’ election and ordered Lake to pay Hobbs’ court docket charges that resulted from the election problem. Lake beforehand alleged she was the rightful winner of the 2022 election and requested the court docket to redo the election in Maricopa County amidst her allegations of “unlawful” votes.

Source / Picture: jurist.org

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