Kari Lake Files Her First Lawsuit and Issues a Demand to Maricopa County Election Officials as Poll Workers Lose Their Cool. Kari Lake’s campaign wants to know precisely what transpired during the midterm elections on November 8. In pursuit of this objective, the former TV anchor turned Republican firebrand is suing the Maricopa County, Arizona, election authorities.
On Election Day, widespread tabulator failures placed Maricopa County, which has become the center of most political discussions. According to reports, as many as 48 percent of polling stations experienced printer or tabulator failures, resulting in extraordinarily lengthy lineups, multi-hour wait periods, and, in some instances, voters being turned away.
The Western Journal reported receiving more than 20 unique recordings of Arizona voters and poll workers describing the numerous difficulties they experienced while attempting to vote. One voter claimed he waited seven hours in line before casting his ballot.
Officials of Maricopa County have refused to produce data outlining the administration of the November 8 election. The lawsuit filed by Lake demands that Maricopa County officials deliver the requested information promptly.
Before Arizona’s election results are confirmed, Lake’s team wants to have a chance to comb over the records.
The lawsuit states that the Plaintiff demands that every legal vote is tallied accurately and that every qualified voter is permitted to vote. Unfortunately, many qualified voters may not have been able to vote to owe to Defendants’ shortcomings, the lawsuit states.
The lawsuit additionally asserted that at least 118, or 53 percent, of Maricopa County’s 223 polling locations encountered voting machine difficulties and breakdowns.
With each new complaint, the number of polling places affected by these problems appears to be increasing.
On election day, Maricopa County initially stated that 20% of its polling places had malfunctioning printers. Subsequent sources stated the figure to be 30 percent, and then Rasmussen Reports declared the figure to be 48 percent.
Now, Lake’s team asserts that over half of all polling stations experienced such problems, resulting in extremely lengthy lineups and voters being turned away from the polls in at least one instance.
In addition, the suit argues that Maricopa County election officials failed to detect, prevent, or fix this problem promptly during the setup and testing of their polling locations.
In an accompanying application, For Order to Show Cause, Lake’s team submitted a list of Maricopa County election procedures and concerns requiring further study. These include misprinted ballots, mixing counted and uncounted ballots, and lengthy lineups at polling places.
The memo stated that in the absence of a timely and thorough provision of the sought public information, Lake’s campaign could not determine the extent to which election rules and procedures were broken, as well as the entire scope of the maladministration.
Numerous signed affidavits from election workers and observers are also included.
These assertions share a similar theme: employees and spectators saw pervasive problems impacting polling stations’ voters.
One declaration noted, Throughout the poll worker’s shift, he/she noticed several difficulties, including extremely lengthy lines, malfunctioning tabulators, and the inspector’s inability to collect check-in numbers from the electronic poll book. The poll worker stated that about 110 to 120 individuals were in line outside the church gymnasium and another 40 to 50 people inside the church gymnasium. The width of these lines remained unchanged during the poll worker’s shift.
An additional witness, a “trained election day poll watcher,” also noted the same problems.