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Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Lawsuit Brought by Kari Lake Over Voting Machines

The Supreme Court reportedly rejected on Monday the request to review a complaint filed by Republicans Kari Lake and Mark Finchem regarding the utilization of voting machines in Arizona elections.

This decision adds to the series of rejections faced by the two GOP candidates in their legal action.

Lake and Finchem petitioned the Supreme Court to examine a ruling made by a federal appellate judge in October, which resulted in the dismissal of their lawsuit.

The lawsuit aimed to prohibit the utilization of computerized voting machines in the state, raising concerns about their precision and dependability.

Attorneys representing Lake, a candidate running for a Senate seat in Arizona during this election cycle, and Finchem, who is vying for a state Senate seat, presented a legal document to the Supreme Court.

In this filing, they asserted that they had effectively demonstrated that Arizona’s voting machines had been subjected to unauthorized access and tampering. Furthermore, they claimed that there were noticeable inconsistencies in the vote tally of Maricopa County following the 2020 election.

The case was initiated prior to the November 2022 midterm elections, during which Lake was a candidate for governor and Finchem was a candidate for secretary of state.

Both individuals were unsuccessful in their respective electoral campaigns.

Their claim was dismissed by a federal court in 2022, and this decision was upheld by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last year.

The Supreme Court’s refusal to reconsider the federal court’s ruling effectively concludes Lake’s and Finchem’s lawsuit.

Republicans, such as Lake, Finchem, and former President Trump, have attempted to undermine the credibility of the 2020 and 2022 election outcomes in states like Arizona, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania.

However, these election results have continuously been validated and sustained.

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