Kari Lake is still contesting the Arizona gubernatorial election.
All hell is about to break loose.
A judge ordered Kari Lake to go to trial and no one is prepared for what will happen next.
Maricopa County Superior Judge Peter Thompson allowed two of Kari Lake’s ten challenges to her 17,000-vote loss to Katie Hobbs.
One of the challenges involves the fact that printer tabulators malfunctioned in 48 percent of the voting centers in Maricopa County on Election Day.
Fox News reports:
The two counts that Judge Thompson ruled can go to trial involve printers malfunctioning on Election Day and ballot chain of custody. Lake claimed printers that malfunctioned were not certified and had “vulnerabilities” that made them “susceptible to hacking.” She also claimed the printers malfunctioned because of “intentional action.”
Judge Thompson said Lake must prove at trial that someone interfered with the printers in violation of Arizona law, that the interference caused her to lose votes and that those lost votes affected the outcome of the election.
Judge Thompson also allowed a challenge to the chain of custody on the ballots because it was a question of facts.
“As for the chain of custody issue, Lake claimed employees of the county’s ballot contractor violated the ‘County Election Manual’ when they added ballots of family members and also failed to secure an ‘Inbound Receipt of Delivery.’ Judge Thompson said whether the county complied with its own manual and applicable statutes is a dispute of fact rather than one of law,” Fox News also reported.
Kari Lake celebrated Judge Thompson’s ruling on social media.
BREAKING: Our Election Case is going to trial. Katie Hobbs attempt to have our case thrown out FAILED. She will have to take the stand & testify.
Buckle up, America.
This is far from over. pic.twitter.com/291EnXPP3U
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) December 20, 2022
This trial is set to take two weeks and be wrapped up before the new governor takes office in January.
Kari Lake contested the results claiming the voting machine tabulating malfunction disenfranchised hundreds of thousands of voters.
In this trial Lake will have to prove the voting machine tabulator failure directly affected ballots.
Lake’s lawyers will have to show more than 17,000 ballots were affected by this breakdown.
That is a tall order as Lake’s team has only found two ballots directly impacted by the machine tabulator failure.
But this trial will hopefully settle the controversy surrounding the Arizona gubernatorial election and allow everyone to move on after having their concerns adjudicated in a court of law.
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