Defeated Republican Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake’s campaign has filed a lawsuit against Maricopa County and its election officials, asking that they respond to the requests made by the campaign for information to be provided regarding the malfunctions they faced on Election Day. The county was normally set to certify its votes on Monday.
Maricopa County includes the Phoenix area and comprises around 60 percent of Arizona’s population. During the midterm election, they became the center of many challenges which have now led to Lake filling the first post-midterm election lawsuit.
County election officials have previously stated that there were certain printer mishaps on Election Day, but they have maintained that voters had an array of available methods for casting their ballot. Lake’s campaign prior to the lawsuit had filed two public records requests with the county asking for more information to be released regarding the issue.
They also asked for information regarding the number of voters that might have been impacted by the problems faced on the election date.
The lawsuit now seeks for this information to be published before the certification of the election results takes place on Monday.
In the complaint, they write that due to the deadline it is incredibly important for this public information to be released in order for any deficiencies to “be remedied before canvassing of the 2022 general election.”
Democrat Katie Hobbs, Arizona’s secretary of state, won the gubernatorial race by around 17,000 votes. However, Lake has refused to accept the election results.