As promised earlier this week, Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake (R) has officially filed a lawsuit against Maricopa County officials on Friday challenging certification of the Arizona gubernatorial election.
Lake posted a snapshot of her handing in the paperwork required to contest the election results on her Twitter account Friday evening.
The lawsuit targets Lake’s opponent, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, and Maricopa County election officials, and claims voters were disenfranchised and officials failed to do their jobs.
Lake’s suit asks, among things, that she is made governor of Arizona. Failing that, the suit says, the gubernatorial election in Maricopa County be held again.
“But this case is about more than just those bad acts. Rampant and clear violations of federal and state law have become pervasive at the Secretary of State level under Secretary Hobbs and in the Maricopa County Recorder and Elections Department,” the lawsuit reads. “This case is about restoring trust in the election process-a trust that Maricopa County election officials and Hobbs have shattered.”
Lake’s lawsuit also asks for:
- An opportunity to inspect Maricopa County ballots from the 2022 general
- An order striking all signatures on file with Maricopa County that are not the “registration record”
- An order striking any invalid ballots or types of ballots on an absolute or prorated basis
- An order setting aside the certified result of the 2022 Arizona gubernatorial election and declaring that Kari Lake is the winner of the 2022 Arizona gubernatorial election OR in the alternative, an order vacating the certified results of the 2022 Arizona gubernatorial election, and an injunction requiring that Maricopa County re-conduct the gubernatorial election in conformance with all applicable law and excluding all improper votes, under the direction of a special master;
- Recusal of defendants Hobbs and Richer from further participation in matters involving the 2022 general election, including any new election and the review of any issues related to the 2022 general election and any new election.