Arizona Judge Dismisses Kari Lake’s Final Election Loss Legal Claim

An Arizona judge has dismissed Republican state Governor-hopeful Kari Lake’s last-ditch effort to contest the 2022 election in Arizona, following a three-day trial in mid-May.

Maricopa County Superior Judge Peter Thompson ruled May 22 that Lake’s legal team did not offer up “clear and convincing evidence or a preponderance of evidence” that would indicate wrongdoing in the 2022 Arizona election. 

The Arizona Supreme Court gave Lake’s latest suit the green light in March after the justices ruled the lower court had wrongly dismissed Lake’s claims regarding the signature verification process during the election. “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,” Lake said at the time.

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