Arizona Gubernatorial Candidate Kari Lake announced Thursday she is pursuing legal action, alleging there was “voter disenfranchisement” in her recent race.
According to Lake, voting machine malfunctions in Maricopa County effectively kept her voter base from being able to participate on election day.
Lake said as much in a video posted to her Twitter, “I wanted to reach out to you to let you know I am still in this fight for you. For two years, I’ve been sounding the alarm about our broken-election system here in Arizona. And this past week has confirmed everything we have been saying” Lake alleged.
Resultantly, Lake contends it was neither right nor fair for her Democrat opponent — Arizona’s Attorney General and Gubernatorial Candidate Katie Hobbs — to oversee her own election:
“When we called for Katie Hobbs to recuse herself over a year ago, they ridiculed us. It turns out we were right; the fox was guarding the henhouse, and because of that, voters have been disenfranchised. When we raised concerns, and I filed a lawsuit months ago to get rid of the electronic voting machines, they said we were crazy. Well, it turns out we were right.”
“On Election Day, nearly half of all polling locations had problems with tabulating machines and printers. Malfunctioning tabulation machines forced voters to wait in line for hours to exercise their sacred right to vote.” Lake adds.
Lake then focused on a number of instances where election-day voters were adversely impacted.
“I talked to voters who waited in line for hours. One man told me he went to a location, there was a three-hour line because the tabulators weren’t working. He drove fifteen miles to another location, and the printers weren’t working,” she said. “He drove another fifteen miles and was finally able to cast his vote, but he’s not sure it counted.” Lake details, adding, “Our election officials failed us miserably.”
Lake then announced the legal action she is pursuing:
“Now I’m busy here collecting evidence and data, rest assured, I have assembled the best and brightest legal team, and we are exploring every avenue to correct the many wrongs that have been done this past week. I’m doing everything in my power to right these wrongs. My resolve to fight for you is higher than ever.”
Lake ended by telling her voters her resolve to fight for them is not fading, “I can promise you one thing: this fight to save our Republic has just begun. I love you Arizona, and I love you America.”