Former Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake’s lawsuit challenging the results of the November 2022 midterm elections is set to go before the Arizona Supreme Court after the state’s appeals court rejected her claims, according to Conservative Brief.
In its ruling, the court found that votes were properly cast and counted.
Lake argued that the Superior Court had made an error in dismissing her claims alleging equal protection and due process violations.
However, the appeals court dismissed her arguments, stating that they were based on an allegation of official misconduct, which was the same alleged misconduct as in Lake’s printer/tabulator claim.
The court further noted that because Lake’s claims were duplicative of a claim that she had already unsuccessfully pursued at trial, the Superior Court had not erred in dismissing them.
The appeals court upheld the Superior Court’s ruling confirming the election of Katie Hobbs as governor.
The ruling stated, “Evidence ultimately supports the conclusion that voters were able to cast their ballots, that votes were counted correctly, and that no other basis justifies the election results.”
In response to the news, Lake took to Twitter, saying, “BREAKING: I told you we would take this case all the way to the Arizona Supreme Court, and that’s exactly what we are going to do. Buckle up, America!”
Lake, a former news anchor, had campaigned for governor on a platform of conservative values, including a pledge to secure the state’s southern border and to oppose critical race theory.
Despite her loss in the election, Lake has continued to be a vocal critic of the Democratic Party and the results of the midterm elections.
The case will now move to the Arizona Supreme Court, where the justices will have the final say on whether to uphold the lower court’s ruling or to order a new trial.
It remains to be seen what impact the outcome of the case will have on future elections in Arizona and beyond.