(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- In a decision on Monday, a Maricopa County Judge dismissed the bulk of election lawsuit claims filed by Arizona Republican Kari Lake, allowing only 2 of the 10 claims to go to trial.
Earlier this month, Lake brought forward a civil complaint to overturn the election results in Arizona’s gubernatorial race which she lost by over 17,000 votes.
Judge Peter Thompson decided two of the ten claims, one regarding Lake’s allegation about illegal tabulator configurations and the other claiming ballot chain of custody violations, can move forward to trial.
Judge Thompson also ruled that Governor-elect Katie Hobbs could be called to testify in the trial in her capacity as the current secretary of state.
Despite the bulk of her lawsuit being dismissed, Lake celebrated the judge’s decision on Twitter, boasting that her opponent, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs “will have to take the stand & testify.”
However, establishing the two claims will be difficult for Lake to prove.
In his decision, Judge Thompson explains that Lake’s legal team will have to prove that “printer malfunctions were intentional, and directed to affect the results of the election, and that such actions did actually affect the outcome.”
Lake will also have to show that the lack of chain of custody was “both intentional and did in fact result in a changed outcome.”
If Lake cannot prove the problems were intentional and altered the outcome of the race, her lawsuit will fail.
The rest of Lake’s lawsuit, including her claims on violations of free speech, invalid signatures on mail-in ballots, equal protection, due process, secrecy clause, incorrect certification, inadequate remedy, and constitutional rights, were all dismissed.
Katie Hobbs defeated Lake, garnering 1,287,891 votes to Lake’s 1,270,774, according to the results certified by the state.
Because of Arizona’s strict timeline for election-related lawsuits, Judge Thompson ordered a two-day trial to begin before January 2.