(FixThisNation.com) – The Arizona Supreme Court has declined to hear a large part of Republican Kari Lake’s appeal challenging her defeat in the 2022 gubernatorial race. The case had previously been dismissed by the trial court.
On Wednesday, the state’s highest court ruled that the lower had wrongfully dismissed Lake’s claims regarding the verification process on early ballots in Maricopa County. The court then sends the case back to the trial court for reconsideration.
In a statement, late Wednesday Lake was thankful for the new ruling.
Lake had lost the gubernatorial race against Democrat Katie Hobbs by more than 17,000 votes. She had previously been a vocal supporter of former President Donald Trump and had frequently supported his claims about the 2020 presidential election being stolen because of widespread voter fraud. This was also a key part of her campaign.
Most other election deniers in the U.S. conceded their races after losing during the midterm elections, however, Lake did not. Instead, she has claimed that because of the problem with the ballot printers in some polling centers across Maricopa County, there was intentional misconduct during the election.
However, County officials have maintained that there were other available voting methods so the results of the election would be unaffected by the printers malfunctioning. In mid-February, the Arizona Court of Appeals rejected Lake’s claims that just because of the printers malfunctioning there were people who did not get to vote.
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