Supreme Court refuses to hear Kari Lake election lawsuit regarding voting machines

by | Apr 22, 2024

On Monday, the Supreme Court rejected a case brought by Republicans Kari Lake and Mark Finchem regarding the use of voting machines in Arizona elections.

Lake and Finchem had petitioned the Supreme Court to review a federal appellate judge's ruling from last October, which dismissed their case. The lawsuit aimed to prevent the use of electronic voting machines in the state, raising concerns about their accuracy and reliability.

The lawsuit was initiated prior to the November 2022 midterms, during which Lake ran for governor and Finchem campaigned for secretary of state. Their legal challenge had previously been dismissed by a federal judge in 2022, and this decision was upheld by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last year.

In a court filing submitted to the Supreme Court, lawyers representing Lake and Finchem asserted that they had presented sufficient arguments. They contended that all Arizona-certified optical scanners and ballot marking devices, along with their underlying software, had been erroneously certified for use. They further alleged that Arizona's voting machines had been subjected to hacking and manipulation, and they pointed out apparent discrepancies in the vote count for Maricopa County following the 2020 election.

Source: The Hill

 

 

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