(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- In a recent interview, Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake described herself as the “real” and “duly-elected governor” of Arizona, despite having lost the election by more than 17,000 votes and despite her opponent, Democrat Katie Hobbs, being sworn in last Monday.
While appearing on the streaming channel Real America’s Voice last Tuesday, Lake claimed that the November election was rigged “in broad daylight” and called for the recall of Maricopa County officials.
Lake told “Just the News. Not Noise,” that, unlike Donald Trump whose election was stolen “in the middle of the night,” her “movement was so big and so powerful” that “they had to pull out all the stops and do this in broad daylight.”
She claimed that the way to change things is to “get the real governor, the duly-elected governor, myself” installed to “work with lawmakers” to change election laws, adding that every member of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors must be recalled.
On December 24, a Maricopa judge threw out Kari Lake’s lawsuit challenging her defeat in the Arizona gubernatorial election and rejected her claim that the printer problems at some Maricopa polling places were the result of intentional misconduct.
In his decision, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Peter Thompson said Lake’s team had to show that someone intentionally caused the county’s printers to malfunction and that there were enough “identifiable” votes lost to change the outcome of the election.
The judge said Lake’s team failed to meet that standard since “every single witness” that appeared in the trial “disclaimed any personal knowledge of misconduct.” He said the court “cannot accept speculation or conjecture in place of clear and convincing evidence.”
Judge Thompson concluded that there was no clear or convincing evidence of misconduct. He also reaffirmed Democrat Governor-elect Katie Hobbs’ victory.
The following week, Judge Thompson ordered Kari Lake to pay $33,040.50 in court fees incurred by Hobbs and her legal team.