Kari Lake will defend Arizona election fraud claims

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Arizona Republican nominee for Governor Kari Lake talks to supporters at her election night event Justin Sullivan / Staff/ Getty Images

Kari LakeTrump-endorsed ex-Republican candidate for Arizona governor, will finally have the opportunity to challenge the results of the midterm election in court The Associated Press reports. The trial will begin Wednesday and last for two days. The former television anchor will be allowed to present evidence to support her claim that her loss should not be reversed.

Lake often repeated Trump’s false claims about Lake election fraudShe is now asking the judge to declare her winner in the November contest, or give her another vote. Her opponent Democrat Katie Hobbs won the election More than 17,000 votes.

Lake faces incredible odds in her fight to prove her case. Peter Thompson, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge, stated that she must prove misconduct and intentionality to win. AP.

Lake seems excited to be in court. Lake stated Tuesday that she has a chance to show the rest of the world that elections are corrupt.

Hobbs’ lawyers decried the trial and warned Lake against using it as an opportunity to spread her theories on election fraud. Abha Khanna, an attorney for Hobbs, told Monday’s judge that the court shouldn’t allow this type of show to be put on by plaintiffs. “The court isn’t a theater.”

Eight of the original claims Lake brought up in the lawsuit were dropped by Thompson. This included her claim that Stephen Richer, Maricopa County Recorder, and Hobbs engaged censorship by flagging social media posts containing election misinformation to be removed. The lawsuit’s two remaining claims, which concern ballot printers as well as chain of custody will be the focus of the trial.

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