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Kari Lake has, once again, filed her intent to appeal the outcome of her bid to overturn the results of Arizona’s 2022 gubernatorial election, after it failed in Maricopa County Superior Court.
This was the second time that Lake, a Republican who lost by 17,000 votes to Democrat Katie Hobbs, challenged the results of the election, lost that challenge and decided to appeal it.
Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Peter Thompson shot down Lake’s second challenge on May 22, following a three-day trial during which the judge determined Lake failed to prove that the election was stolen from her through the county’s failure to verify voter signatures.
Lake filed her intent to appeal his ruling to the Arizona Court of Appeals on May 31.
This trial was the result of Lake’s multiple appeals of her initial election challenge, which Thompson shot down in December. Lake appealed all the way to the Arizona Supreme Court, which generally agreed with Thompson and the appeals court that Lake’s claims should be dismissed — except for one claim about signature verification on early ballots, which it remanded back to Thompson.