Lake, a Republican endorsed by Donald Trump, also indicated his intention to seek a direct review of the appeal in the state Supreme Court.
Her filing came hours after Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Peter Thompson closed her case. The case took place over the weekend of her two-day trial and subsequent court filings over sanctions and attorneys’ fees between the plaintiffs’ attorneys and their attorneys.
Lake lost the Arizona gubernatorial race to Democrat Katie Hobbs by 17,117 votes.
Lake asked the Court of Appeals to investigate the dismissal of eight of Thompson’s original 10 complaints, the Dec. 24 ruling that dismissed the remaining two, and Tuesday’s ruling on fees. Seeking.
Lake’s lawsuit revolved around allegations that Maricopa County officials and Arizona’s Secretary of State Hobbes deliberately rigged the election to prevent Lake from winning. Thompson ruled that Lake failed to provide clear and convincing evidence that there was a deliberate move to alter ballot printer settings and disrupt the chain of ballot control in Maricopa County.
Courts are likely to move quickly on this matter. Hobbes and other statewide officials are scheduled to take office on Tuesday.
Republican Mark Finkem, who lost the secretary of state race, has also indicated that he intends to appeal the decision, which was rejected on Dec. 16.
Abe Hamadeh, the Republican candidate for Attorney General, also lost his challenge to the election. But he said he would wait for the results of an automatic recount of his campaign against Democrat Chris Mays before deciding what to do next. He lost by 511 votes. The recount results will be released at 10am on Thursday.
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