The Arizona Supreme Court issued a new order on Wednesday, sending an essential piece of Kari Lake’s election lawsuit back to the trial court for further review.
Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Peter Thompson dismissed the lawsuit on Christmas Eve, despite the evidence of massive voter disenfranchisement targeting Republicans, obviously false testimony by County Elections officials, and his own refusal to let the evidence be presented.
The Arizona Court of Appeals later dismissed the lawsuit in February, opining that Kari Lake did not provide “clear and convincing evidence” of voter fraud. So, she immediately moved to appeal to the Arizona Supreme Court, making good on her promise to do so.
“IT IS ORDERED denying review of issues one through five and seven. The Court of Appeals aptly resolved these issues, most of which were the subject of evidentiary proceedings in the trial court, and Petitioner’s challenges on these grounds are insufficient to warrant the requested relief under Arizona or federal law,” states the Arizona Supreme Court’s new order.
“IT IS FURTHER ORDERED granting review of issue number six to the extent count three of the complaint challenges the Maricopa County Recorder’s application of signature-verification policies during the election. Issue number six asks, “Did the panel err in dismissing the signature-verification claim on laches[,] mischaracterizing Lake’s claim as a challenge to existing signature verification policies, when Lake in fact alleged that Maricopa failed to follow these”
As The Gateway Pundit previously reported, Kari Lake’s lawsuit went to trial in the Maricopa County Superior Court on the issues of missing ballot chain of custody and Election Day machine failures. The count regarding fraudulent mail-in ballots and failed signature verification were tossed and were not considered in the trial.
Kari Lake’s initial filing demands “an opportunity to inspect Maricopa County ballots from the 2022 general election, including ballot signature envelopes and the corresponding signatures on file with Maricopa County, prior to trial.” However, Judge Peter Thompson dismissed eight of ten counts before the trial on December 21.
This is a massive part of Lake’s lawsuit that was previously dismissed before trial. It is perhaps the most critical count because it could reveal the true fraud involved in the vote-by-mail system.
The Gateway Pundit reported on the allegations made by whistleblowers in Lake’s lawsuit that “Maricopa County officials also permitted the counting of tens of thousands of mail-in and drop box ballots that did not satisfy signature verification requirements.”
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich released a report in April 2022 where he agreed, “the early ballot affidavit signature verification system in Arizona, and particularly when applied to Maricopa County, may be insufficient to guard against abuse.” The Attorney General also stated that “[r]equiring a match between the signature on the ballot affidavit and the signature on file with the State is currently the most important election integrity measure when it comes to early ballots.” Ballot signatures are the only way of proving that a mail-in ballot was cast by a real voter.
Coupled with the hundreds of thousands of ballots allegedly missing chain of custody documentation, there is no way of knowing how many ballots were inserted into the system and accepted with fraudulent signatures.
Read the full lawsuit here.
The Gateway Pundit later reported on an investigation and presentation in the Arizona Senate Elections Committee, which estimated that nearly 300,000 ballots in 2022 would fail signature verification standards.
KARI LAKE TRIAL: HUGE! 48 of 113 Ballots Reviewed During Kari Lake Challenge Were 19-Inch Ballots on 20-Inch Paper — THAT JAMMED THE MACHINES ON ELECTION DAY
We The People AZ Alliance’s Shelby Busch, who presented this information, said, Maricopa County and the Judge had an “allergic reaction” to this request “because they know they know that this is proving their failure.”
This could overturn Kari Lake’s election and likely all other elections if proven to be true.
Kari Lake hinted at the “big news” on Twitter earlier this evening.
I just got some big news.
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) March 23, 2023
Her team released a tweet saying “stand by for a statement” and embedded a Trump gif: “YUGE”
Standby for a statement from @KariLake.
Here's a sneak preview. pic.twitter.com/EpBxeIHHfW
— Kari Lake War Room (@KariLakeWarRoom) March 23, 2023
HUGE: AZ Supreme Court Rules In Favor of Kari Lake, Forces Lower Court to Look at Signature Verification Issues
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) March 23, 2023
Read the full order here:
OrderRePetitionForReview_4731530_0 by Jordan Conradson on Scribd
The Gateway Pundit will continue to provide updates on the trial court’s upcoming decision.