Kari Lake isn’t dropping her legal battle to prove that election irregularities in Maricopa County resulted in her loss.
Lake filed a notice to appeal a Saturday (December 24) ruling by Arizona Superior Court Judge Peter A. Thompson dismissing her lawsuit against Maricopa County.
In her appeal, Lake is not only disputing the two counts Thompson dismissed at the conclusion of a two-day trial but other counts that hadn’t made it to trial.
In his Saturday ruling, Thompson indicated Lake didn’t have sufficient evidence to prove the local officials were intentional in their misconduct and that this misconduct impacted the results.
Lake lost the gubernatorial race to Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs by half a percentage point (17,000 votes), but she’s been adamant since the loss that election fraud was to blame for her loss in securing the Governor’s mansion.
In a clip of her appearance on Stephen Bannon’s podcast “War Room,” Lake shared to her Twitter feed on Tuesday, the Arizona Republican declares she’s taking her battle to court to “stand up for the people of [Arizona].”
She asserted her legal battle was not only for voters in Maricopa County but millions outside the county whose vote was “watered down by this bogus election in Maricopa County.”
In her leave to appeal filing on Tuesday, Lake will be seeking a “direct review” from the Supreme Court of Arizona.
Lake’s decision to appeal the ruling isn’t surprising as she made her intentions clear in the aftermath of Thompson’s Saturday ruling.