Lawyers thinking about helping Lake would be wise to consider what a federal judge just did.
Opinion: Losing candidate Lake promises to keep fighting in court. Lawyers thinking about helping her would be wise to consider what a federal judge just did.
By EJ Montini || The Arizona Republic
There’s no way to prevent election deniers, conspiracy quacks and Trump sycophants like losing Republican candidates Kari Lake and Mark Finchem from spreading BS about the safety and security of Arizona’s elections during public appearances or online.
But a court of law is different story.U.S. District Court Judge John Tuchi proved that. First when he dismissed a lawsuit brought by Lake and Finchem seeking to have all Arizona counties require paper ballots and conduct a hand count of all the ballots cast, based on unfounded claims of election fraud.
Then again last week when Tuchi ordered sanctions against the attorneys for Lake and Finchem. Judge Tuchi’s ruling is a 30-page smackdown of election deniers and political con artists from which there are many highlights.