On Thursday, a trial date was set in one of Kari Lake’s lawsuits pertaining to publicly available evidence of Arizona’s stolen 2022 election.
Previously, Lake had filed a special action lawsuit against Maricopa County for their unlawful refusal to grant her team access to the questionable mail-in ballot affidavit envelopes from 2022.
A public records request was made to inspect hundreds of 2022 mail-in ballot signatures and corresponding voter registration records in Maricopa County, revealing clear evidence of fraud.
Kari Lake and her attorneys were not supplied with these records prior to their election contest trials in Maricopa County Superior Court, presided over by Judge Peter Thompson.
Despite evidence suggesting that hundreds of thousands of signatures were verified by Maricopa County in a timeframe of less than three seconds per signature, Thompson dismissed Lake’s case.
In June, there was a hearing concerning Maricopa County’s Motion to Dismiss. The Judge stated that he was “not convinced” that the ballot affidavit could be considered a voter registration record.
Maricopa County’s argument that the records have an exception under public records law due to privacy concerns cannot be upheld.
Judge John Hannah issued a Minute Entry on Thursday, setting dates for a two-day trial beginning September 21 and 25. The purpose of the trial is to evaluate whether Kari Lake is entitled to inspect public election records. Adrian Fontes, represented by the Attorney General’s Office, filed a Motion to Intervene in order to defend Maricopa County’s concealment of these documents.
A response from Lake’s attorneys is due by noon on August 28th. This evidence must be evaluated in order to prove if any election fraud occurred during Judge Thompson’s rulings, and Lake’s legal team intends to appeal the dismissal of her case and take it up to the United States Supreme Court if necessary.
Kari Lake stated,
“Our lawsuit against Maricopa County seeking to review envelope signatures is moving to trial in September. Judge Hannah has declared that the envelopes are NOT part of the “voter record,” which destroys the county’s motion to dismiss & their entire defense case.
This is a huge victory for election transparency.
We’re moving forward.”
Read the full order below: