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Kari Lake’s Last Legal Challenge Dismissed in Arizona

Following a three-day trial in mid-May, an Arizona court has reportedly dismissed Republican state governor aspirant Kari Lake’s last-ditch attempt to challenge the 2022 election in Arizona.

Lake’s legal team failed to present clear and convincing evidence or a preponderance of evidence that would suggest malfeasance in the 2022 Arizona election, according to Maricopa County Superior Judge Peter Thompson’s ruling in the case.

In March, the Arizona Supreme Court approved Lake’s most recent lawsuit, ruling that the lower court had incorrectly rejected Lake’s arguments about the election’s signature verification procedure.

Lake’s attorneys said during the three-day trial that low-level screeners had discovered irregularities in the signatures on the ballots and reported them to senior authorities, who then discarded them by high-level verifiers.

Lake, who lost the governor’s election to Democrat Katie Hobbs by about 17,000 votes, was tasked with demonstrating that the processes used to verify signatures were inadequate and that these mistakes had an impact on the outcome of the contest.

Lake first challenged the results of the election due to issues with the ballot printers at several polling locations in Maricopa County, which she said were the result of deliberate sabotage.

The recent denial is the last straw for Lake’s election claims, concluding that Katie Hobbs is really the governor of Arizona.

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