A judge in Arizona has ruled that Kari Lake, the Republican candidate for governor, did not have the right to challenge the results of the election.
Judge Peter Thompson of the court ruled that there was not enough evidence to show that the results of the election were affected by widespread misconduct.
In her lawsuit, Lake had claimed that the election was affected by widespread misconduct and problems with the ballot printers.
Rich Baris testifies that early voters completed their exit poll at a rate of 93% vs only 72% of Election Day voters.
“I can tell you that has never happened to me before, ever…these people didn’t complete this questionnaire because they didn’t vote. They didn’t get to vote.” pic.twitter.com/DPStMHMgp1
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) December 22, 2022
“The court cannot accept speculation or conjecture in place of clear and convincing evidence,” Thompson said.
The court ruled that the witnesses who came forward did not have personal knowledge of the misconduct.
Despite the voters' frustration and the various issues that occurred during the election, Thompson noted that the country has never seen a case where the results of an election were overturned.
The lawyers for Lake focused on the problematic ballot printers in the county of Maricopa, which has over 60% of the state's voters. They also claimed that the chain of custody of the ballots was broken at a facility where ballots are being prepared and scanned. According to their claims, the workers did not have the necessary paperwork when they submitted their mail ballots.
Following the ruling, Lake said she would appeal. She also noted on her Twitter that she would continue fighting.
My Election Case provided the world with evidence that proves our elections are run outside of the law. This Judge did not rule in our favor. However, for the sake of restoring faith and honesty in our elections, I will appeal his ruling.
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) December 24, 2022
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on Oann.