Failed Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake had her request to appeal her election lawsuit directly to the Arizona Supreme Court denied Wednesday.
The former television anchor had previously requested that the state’s highest court take up her case, after she had lost her second trial in Maricopa County Superior Court in May. In that case, she called for either a new election or to be named governor.
Lake also requested that sanctions be brought against Maricopa County.
The appeal was initially filed with the Court of Appeals, but Lake later asked the Supreme Court to take up her case without the appellate court considering the matter.
“Appellant Lake does not show good cause for transferring the appeal from the court of appeals, where the matter has been fully briefed,” Justice Bill Montgomery wrote in the ruling.
Lake has consistently claimed that she lost her election bid in November 2022 due to fraud and malfeasance by Maricopa County, though her claims have been rejected because she has no evidence. In her petition to the Supreme Court, Lake claimed to have new evidence and asked the court for a reversal of the trial court’s decision or for a new election.