(TheConservativeTimes.org) – Former Republican candidate for governor of Arizona, Kari Lake, thought her chances of winning in court were high as she made her final arguments in her legal battle challenging the results of the 2022 gubernatorial race. She was wrong.
Friday, May 19, was the third and last day of Lake’s trial disputing the 2022 election results. In her case, Lake argued that Maricopa County election officials did not perform the proper level of signature verification on certain ballots that lower-level ballot screeners flagged as suspicious. Lake made several claims contesting Gov. Katie Hobbs’s victory by 17,000 votes in the midterm election, most of which were discarded by the courts.
Present in the courtroom during the entire trial, Lake thoroughly recorded the proceedings on her Twitter page. She’s also remained confident in her victory throughout her commentary. This trial was the second one in her lawsuit.
The first witness brought forward in Lake’s case on Wednesday, May 17, was an election worker from Maricopa County who said she felt “uncomfortable” and pressured during the counting process due to supervisors asking her and other workers to go back and review already-rejected ballots.
Her opponents and critics argued this lessened the validity of her case because it showed that suspicious ballots were more thoroughly examined through a second inspection because the witness also said she did the best job verifying signatures. Lake claimed on Twitter after the first day of the trial that they “proved how messed up” the process of verifying signatures on mail-in ballots was, which she said is the “ONLY security feature” of mail-in voting.
Lake initially filed the lawsuit at the end of last year in December, but she failed to convince the judge to declare her the actual winner of the midterm election through a two-day trial, which Lake appealed and was shot down again.
The lawsuit moved to the Supreme Court of Arizona, but only one of her claims, about the signature verification process, was considered valid to pursue.
Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Peter A. Thompson dismissed Lake’s claim on Monday, May 22, saying she failed to prove her claim.
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