The Arizona governor election was a mess and there is no way around that.
Now a court has dismissed Kari Lake’s lawsuit despite voter disenfranchisement on election day.
How exactly do election officials in Arizona expect voters to trust the outcome of future elections there?
The Dismissal of Kari Lake’s Election Lawsuit Shows Voter Disenfranchisement No Longer Matters
The trial court judge in Kari Lake’s election lawsuit predictably threw out her case on Saturday, putting on a sham trial that on the surface looked fair to the general public that doesn’t know any better, but to legal minds was a travesty of justice.
Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Peter Thompson only gave her two days for a trial and issued his ruling immediately afterwards, even though he could have taken several days, and it was one of the biggest, most important cases in the country. Legal experts believe his decision was ghostwritten, they suspect top left-wing attorneys like Marc Elias emailed him what to say.
The standard should have been whether voters were disenfranchised, not all the additional hoops Thompson added. If inner city blacks had been disenfranchised, Thompson would not have added all those extra requirements, he would have made the law fit. Robert Gouveia, a rare attorney who isn’t afraid to speak up and who describes himself as watching prosecutors, judges and politicians, said the standard should have been whether there was voter suppression…
Thompson completely ignored all the voters who saw the long lines and gave up trying to vote, as if they didn’t count. Considering probably well over half of the voting locations in Maricopa County were affected, not to mention they were almost all in heavily Republican areas, this was no small disenfranchisement.
Lake is fighting on.
The judge gave us an impossible hurdle to clear.
Intentionality. We cleared it anyway.
No universe exists where these machines went down by accident.
No universe exists where @katiehobbs wins a legitimate election.
And no universe exists where @KariLake surrenders this fight.
— Kari Lake War Room (@KariLakeWarRoom) December 25, 2022
The voters deserve transparency.