Arizona Judge Approves Lake’s Request To Examine Ballots

  • Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Peter Thompson on Thursday ¬†approved Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake’s request to have ballots inspected as she prepares for trial in her ongoing challenge to the state’s gubernatorial contest.
  • The Republican had previously filed a request to do so and Arizona law provides for a candidate challenging election results to demand ballot inspections to prepare. The ruling became public on Friday.
  • Thompson granted three of Lake’s four demands, allowing the inspection of 50 random “ballot-on-demand” printed ballots, 50 random early ballots, and 50 random BOD ballots marked spoiled. The judge denied her request to inspect 50 random early ballot envelopes.

 

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