Arizona Supreme Court allows Lake to explore signature verification on 2022 early ballots

Former GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake's election lawsuit is heading back to trial court over Maricopa County's signature verification practices after the Arizona Supreme Court's ruling on Wednesday, which also dismissed the other six counts in the suit and allowed sanctions against Lake to be considered.

Since falling about 17,000 votes short in the 2022 Arizona gubernatorial election to current Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs, Lake has continued to contest the election results in court, arguing that there were ballot chain of custody and signature verification issues in addition to thousands of Republican voters being disproportionately disenfranchised on Election Day, when voting machine errors occurred in nearly 60% of the voting centers in Maricopa County.

Lake is suing Hobbs, Secretary of State Adrian Fontes, and Maricopa County election officials, and is requesting that the election results be invalidated or that she be declared the winner.

The Arizona Supreme Court on Wednesday remanded to trial court Lake's claim that Maricopa County violated its signature verification policies.

Kari Lake by Gage Skidmore is licensed under flickr Creative Commons
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