Kari Lake’s lawsuit against Maricopa County to review ballot signatures underway

September 24, 2023

Former Republican Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake's lawsuit against Maricopa County concerning ballot affidavit envelopes is underway, and if she wins, it could have massive implications for vote-by-mail schemes.

Lake appeared on Thursday to open her case against Maricopa County, which denied her request to review ballot signatures under Arizona's Public Records law.

The outspoken politician requested a review in March, but Maricopa County’s Recorders Office denied that request a month later, as it seems that officials there have no interest in letting Lake conduct any sort of audit of Arizona's 2022 general election.

Speaking to Steve Bannon, Lake stated, "We’re gonna prove that mail-in ballots are not safe, are not secure, that many don't have signatures, that many of those signatures do not match."

Maricopa County is arguing that allowing Lake to review signatures and check ballots against signatures on file would be a violation of privacy.

However, considering the serious allegations that Lake has made, a serious review of the ballots to ensure there was no cheating or irregularities is necessary to ensure public trust.

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