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Kari Lake Gets HUGE Lift in Arizona Supreme Court Ruling on Election Lawsuit


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Kari Lake’s election lawsuit got a major lift Wednesday after the Arizona Supreme Court ruled a lower trial court must review whether or not Maricopa County followed signature verification policies during the 2022 election.

“AZ Supreme Court Rules In Favor of Kari Lake, Forces Lower Court to Look at Signature Verification Issues,” Kari Lake tweeted.

“I am thrilled that the Supreme Court has agreed to give our signature verification evidence the appropriate forum for the evaluation it deserves,” Lake wrote in a statement posted on Twitter.

“For years signatures have been a third rail for Maricopa County. The process of verifying these signatures is the only security measure on mail-in ballots. The amount of time allotted to check these signatures was only 8 seconds, which is not humanly possible. The system is completely broken,” Lake added.

The Arizona Supreme Court order stated:

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED granting review of issue number six to the extent count three of the complaint challenges the Maricopa County Recorder’s application of signature-verification policies during the election. Issue number six asks, “Did the panel err in dismissing the signature-verification claim on laches[,] mischaracterizing Lake’s claim as a challenge to existing signature verification policies, when Lake in fact alleged that Maricopa failed to follow these policies during the 2022 general election?” In Count three of her complaint, which alleged a violation of A.R.S. § 16-550(A), Petitioner alleged in paragraph 151, “Upon information and belief, a material number of early ballots cast in the November 8, 2022 general election were transmitted in envelopes containing an affidavit signature that the Maricopa County Recorder or his designee determined did not match the signature in the putative voter’s ‘registration record.’ The Maricopa County Recorder nevertheless accepted a material number of these early ballots for processing and tabulation.” Contrary to the ruling of the trial court and the Court of Appeals Opinion, this signature verification challenge is to the application of the policies, not to the policies themselves. Therefore, it was erroneous to dismiss this claim under the doctrine of laches because Lake could not have brought this challenge before the election.

cont.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED remanding to the trial court to determine whether the claim that Maricopa County failed to comply with A.R.S. § 16-550(A) fails to state a claim pursuant to Ariz. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) for reasons other than laches, or, whether Petitioner can prove her claim as alleged pursuant to A.R.S. § 16-672 and establish that “votes [were] affected ‘in sufficient numbers to alter the outcome of the election’” based on a “competent mathematical basis to conclude that the outcome would plausibly have been different, not simply an untethered assertion of uncertainty.” (Opinion ¶ 11.)

Signature verifications were one of seven legal challenges brought to the Arizona Supreme Court in Kari Lake’s lawsuit contesting lower court rulings.

The Arizona Supreme Court declined to review the other six, stating the Court of Appeals “aptly resolved these issues.”

Read full order below:

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“They want to ARREST me for exposing fraud in the 2022 Election. Now, the AZ Supreme Court has ruled that the very fraud I highlighted has to be looked at. This is big, folks,” Lake commented.

“Hit me with your best shot. I will never, ever back down. Try me.”

Lake previously said that Maricopa County built a House of Cards and she’s prepared to “burn it to the ground.”

“Signature Verification has been the third rail for Maricopa County for the past few years. They have thrown every obstacle at Arizona election integrity activists to prevent them from reaching it. Unfortunately for them, they messed with the wrong woman,” Kari Lake War Room tweeted.

Just the News reported:

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Since losing to current Arizona Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs, Lake has contested the results of the 2022 election in court, arguing that thousands of Republican voters were disenfranchised on Election Day, when voting machine errors occurred in at least 60% of the voting centers in Maricopa County.

Lake vowed to appeal to the state’s top court after losing at the appellate level.

“If the Arizona Supreme Court refuses to take this case, and lets that lower court judge’s opinion stand, they are basically putting their stamp of approval on the most corrupt election we’ve ever seen in this country,” Lake told the “Just the News, No Noise” TV show Monday.

“We will get through this, but the corruption is so deep. It’s a process. And I know that as long as it’s in God’s hands that process is going to work out,” Lake said at an Arizona prayer event.

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