Arizona Gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake announced on her Twitter account Monday night that her election lawsuit against Governor-elect Katie Hobbs will be going to trial. Lake also pointed out that Hobb’s attempt to have the case thrown out failed and that “she will have to take the stand & testify”.
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge has dismissed most, but not all, of Republican Kari Lake’s election lawsuit against Hobbs.
In the ruling, Judge Peter Thompson said two counts out of 10 would stand and he will move forward with a trial scheduled for this week.
In one count, Lake alleges printers malfunctioned on Election Day, leaving them susceptible to hacking. And additionally, the printers malfunctioned because of an “intentional action.” Judge Thompson ruled that Lake must show at trial that the printer malfunctions were intentional and directed to affect the election results and that those actions directly affected the outcome.
The second count deals with the ballot chain of custody. In her lawsuit, Lake alleges there were violations of the chain of custody of ballots.
Thompson said the defendants in the case dispute the lack of compliance with chain of custody laws and claim that Lake has misunderstood the forms required. Thompson said, as presented, whether the county complied with its own manual and applicable statutes is a dispute of fact rather than one of law.
Here’s a list of counts that were dismissed:
- Count I – Violation of Freedom of Speech
- Count III – Invalid Signatures on Mail-In Ballots
- Count V: Equal Protection
- Count VI: Due Process
- Count VII – Secrecy Clause
- Count VIII: Incorrect Certification
- Count IX: Inadequate Remedy
- Count X: Constitutional Rights