Kari Lake’s legal team alleged that 58% of Maricopa County’s 446 ballot tabulators failed logic and accuracy testing before Election Day.
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As Kari Lake’s legal team provided new evidence in its Arizona gubernatorial election challenge during a court hearing on Friday, counsel for defendants Gov. Katie Hobbs, D, Secretary of State Adrian Fontes, D, and Maricopa County election officials sought to dismiss the case.
Last Thursday, the Arizona Supreme Court ordered court proceedings to take place “forthwith” regarding Lake’s claim that Maricopa County’s violated its signature verification practices in last year’s general election. The court granted one sanction but denied the attorneys’ fees the defendants had requested.
Lake, the Arizona GOP gubernatorial nominee, fell about 17,000 votes short in the 2022 election against then-Secretary of State Hobbs. She is suing Hobbs, the current Democratic governor, in addition to Fontes and Maricopa County election officials, requesting that the election results be invalidated or that she be declared the winner.
Lake’s legal team filed a motion for relief from judgment on Tuesday for Count II, which was previously dismissed by both that trial court and the Arizona Supreme Court, concerning alleged illegal ballot-on-demand printer and tabulator configurations.
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The filing alleges that on Oct. 11, 2022, Maricopa County falsely certified the 446 ballot tabulators used for Election Day, saying they passed logic and accuracy testing. In addition, Maricopa County allegedly “secretly tested all 446 vote center tabulators on October 14th, 17th, and 18th, and knew that 260 of the vote center tabulators would fail on Election Day,” according to the motion.
Lake’s legal counsel also alleged that Maricopa County Director of Elections Scott Jarrett gave false testimony during the trial in December regarding the ballot-on-demand printer failures that occurred on Election Day. Specifically, he said only three vote centers experienced issues with the printers and that it “was caused by temporary technicians changing printer settings in an attempt to fix printer problems on Election Day,” the filing said.