Arizona Republican Candidates Sue to Ban Use of Voting Machines in Midterm Elections

GOP candidates for Arizona governor and secretary of state have sued officials to block the use of voting machines in November’s midterm elections.

QUICK FACTS:
  • Gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake and secretary of state candidate Mark Finchem have filed a lawsuit to prevent the use of voting machines ahead of the midterms.
  • In a complaint filed last Friday, both candidates requested a federal judge to ban the use of electronic machines and pushed for voting on paper ballots.
  • “Given the limitations and flaws of existing technology, electronic voting machines cannot legally be used to administer elections today and for the foreseeable future,” the complaint reads. “Unless and until their current electronic voting system is objectively validated.”
GOP CANDIDATES COMPLAINT ABOUT VOTING MACHINES:

“Voting machines and systems used in Arizona contain electronic components manufactured or assembled in foreign nations which have attempted to manipulate the results of U.S. elections.”

BACKGROUND:
  • Last month, Lake spoke at the Trump Rally in Morristown, Ariz., campaigning on different issues, such as the border wall project and drugs coming into the state.
  • “The reason I’m running for governor is to make sure we do not become California 2.0,” Lake said. “Keep that socialist garbage over in California. They made their bed they can keep it, they can sleep in it.”
  • The journalist turned political candidate has been endorsed by Donald Trump, and her lawyer claims the lawsuit is not about the 2020 election but the upcoming midterms.