According to Just the News, on the second page of her appeal, Lake’s attorneys allege that at least 8,000 ballots were not readable and thus not “duplicated or counted.”
“The ballot-on-demand printer investigation report by former Chief Justice McGregor (‘the McGregor Report’) found that ‘four printers randomly printed one or a few ‘fit to page’ ballots in the middle of printing a batch of ballots…[n]one of the technical people with whom we spoke could explain how or why that error occurred.’ Appx:0281,” the appeal says.
“Lake’s expert testified this ‘error’ could only result from malware or remote access and resulted in at least 8,000 misconfigured ballots, the vast majority of which were neither duplicated nor counted,” it continues.
Last week, the former Phoenix-area newscaster said that her case had been moved to another appellate court division.
“Well, the Arizona appellate court just transferred our election case to another appellate court division which doesn’t even cover Maricopa County,” she noted on Twitter. “That appellate court covers Pima County which means the most Marxist part of the state will be hearing our case.
She also wrote in a post that contained a video clip of her doing an interview: “59% of polling locations in Maricopa County had machines fail. And the Fake News won’t cover it. I won’t stop fighting until we make sure that all Arizonans’ voice & vote counts. That’s why we’ve filed an appeal to the Arizona Supreme Court on our case.”
As noted by AZPM, the decision to transfer her case is based on a state law that “lets the Phoenix Appeals Court randomly send cases to Tucson to ease its workload.”
“This is, I believe, our best hope to get reform in our elections: my case,” Lake told the “Just the News, No Noise” TV show last week. “I believe it’s the greatest election case. We have the truth on our side. We have tons of evidence. Yes, we haven’t had a judge rule in our favor. But it takes a lot of courage to make the right ruling on this case.”
Following her defeat against current Arizona Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs, Lake has been engaged in a legal battle contesting the outcome of the 2022 election. She claims that numerous Republican voters were denied their right to vote on Election Day due to voting machine errors in over 60% of the voting centers in Maricopa County.
Additionally, she raised concerns about significant issues with the signature verification process for mail-in ballots.
In the past, Lake has vowed to take her case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court if it comes down to that.
Also, according to NBC News, she is considering running against Sen. Kirsten Sinema (I-Ariz.) next year.
That said, she has also been clear that she remains focused on getting some relief regarding her election case.
Last week, a judge in Maricopa County ruled he wouldn’t block Lake’s attempts to access ballot affidavit envelopes from last year’s election as she continues to battle what she views as fraudulent activities that she says led to her defeat.
Attorneys for Maricopa County had argued that, except for a few specific cases where county attorneys believed Lake fell short, the signatures present on the ballot affidavit are considered confidential as they are an integral part of the voter registration record, protected by state law.
But Judge John Hannah dismissed the claim on the basis that county recorders frequently incorporate ballot affidavit envelopes into voter registration records, not necessarily due to legal obligations or explicit instructions, according to the AZ Capitol Times late last month.