“Kari Lake’s latest election challenge on ballot envelope signatures is headed to trial”

Arizona Republic:

Former Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake is headed for a second trial in her election challenge, a case that has lasted nearly seven months beyond her loss to Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs in November.

In a ruling issued late Monday, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Peter Thompson said Lake should have the chance to present testimony on the one remaining issue in her case, about whether Maricopa County properly verified signatures on ballot affidavit envelopes.

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The judge clearly set the parameters for Lake: To be successful at her trial, she must prove “Maricopa County’s higher level signature reviewers conducted no signature verification or curing and in so doing had systematically failed to materially comply with the law.”

Lake must also prove that the county’s failure “resulted in a change in the outcome” of the election and be proven by a “competent mathematical basis” and with clear and convincing evidence.

And from Arizona’s Family, “Kari Lake election lawsuit moves forward after ruling.”

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