Kari Lake got some good news Wednesday. The Arizona Supreme Court ruled that a lower Arizona court would need to review one of gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake’s allegations that there was a ballot counting issue in the 2022 midterm election that resulted in Lake losing the election. Lake however had only lost by 17,000 votes to current Governor Katie Hobbs who at the time was the Secretary of State in Arizona and certified the election – the election she won.
Lake had asked Hobbs to denounce herself from the role during the campaign and election season as it was a clear conflict of interest. Hobbs did not step down and ended up certifying she had in fact won her own election. Lake then claimed there were ballot issues in Maricopa County. Specifically, that there were claims of ballot printer issues and then issues verifying voter application signatures.
In February, a court of appeals denied Lake’s request for review over the November issues. Though now the State’s Supreme Court is having a lower court look into the allegations. The Supreme Court ruled that the lower court “wrongfully tossed out Lake’s claim about the signature verification process” and ruled that they would need to look into it.
Lake has since tweeted her win. She has said she is “thrilled” with this development.
HUGE: AZ Supreme Court Rules In Favor of Kari Lake, Forces Lower Court to Look at Signature Verification Issues
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) March 23, 2023
She told KOLD,
“I am thrilled that the Supreme Court has agreed to give our signature verification evidence the appropriate forum for the evaluation it deserves. For years signatures have been a third rail for Maricopa County,” she said in a statement. “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 is not giving up on the State and is claiming she will run for Senate. However, there are talks she could be a potential Trump running mate in 2024. Only time will tell, but for now, Lake isn’t giving up on making 2022 right for the people of Arizona.