Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Peter Thompson ruled Monday night that two of Arizona Republican gubernatorial contender Kari Lake’s election complaints will proceed to trial.
The next step is that both parties must submit to the judge a summary of the anticipated time required for their arguments by noon Tuesday. The trial will take two days and conclude prior to Jan. 2, 2023. Both Katie Hobbs, the current Arizona secretary of state and declared governor-elect, and Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer will likely be called to take the stand in their defense.
Fox News reports:
The two counts that Judge Thompson ruled can go to trial involve printers malfunctioning on Election Day and ballot chain of custody. Lake claimed printers that malfunctioned were not certified and had “vulnerabilities” that made them “susceptible to hacking.” She also claimed the printers malfunctioned because of “intentional action.” Read more…