Kari Lake Files Massive Lawsuit, Vows to Take it to Supreme Court
After suffering a defeat at the hands of Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, the Republican candidate for governor in Arizona, Kari Lake, has initiated a significant legal challenge of the election.
On Monday, Hobbs certified her victory by bringing Republican Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, Republican Attorney General Mark Brnovich, and Republican Chief Justice Robert Brutinel of the state Supreme Court as witnesses.
“We’re ready to go with what we believe to be an exceptional lawsuit. And we believe we will be victorious in that lawsuit,” Lake said during an interview with Steve Bannon.
“We’ll take it all the way to the Supreme Court if we have to. We will not stop fighting,” she added.
The Conservative Brief reported,
Over the weekend, Lake’s campaign issued a blistering response after being rebuked by a federal judge appointed by then-President Barack Obama, who also imposed a fine after filing an election-related lawsuit.
U.S. District Judge John Tuchi of the District of Arizona rejected a Lake lawsuit earlier this year and then moved to fine her attorneys and those of Republican Secretary of State candidate Mark Finchem last week.
“Imposing sanctions, in this case, is not to ignore the importance of putting in place procedures to ensure that our elections are secure and reliable,” Tuchi said. “It is to make clear that the Court will not condone litigants ignoring the steps that Arizona has already taken toward this end and furthering false narratives that baselessly undermine public trust at a time of increasing disinformation about, and distrust in, the democratic process.
“It is to send a message to those who might file similarly baseless suits in the future,” Tuchi’s continued.
“This case is not about money or gain,” Ross Trumble of the Lake campaign said in a statement. “It was essentially a public interest lawsuit seeking electoral integrity.
“It is very, very rare to sanction a party in public interest suits. All in all, this reads like an angry Obama appointee who wants to send a message. The message is if you lose, shut up and don’t come to court. The message is not that you lost a case or acted in bad faith,” he continued.
Lake promised to “continue to fight for the people of Arizona” despite the federal judge’s sanctions.
“This is not about me. I’ve said this all along; I’m just one voter, but I care deeply about Arizona. It is not fun to be in the middle of this,” Lake said. “But we have no other choice. I have no other choice but to stand up and fight right now for the people of Arizona. If I don’t, who will?”
It really is crazy what is happening once again in Arizona, but it shouldn’t surprise us too much.