As you likely know, Kari Lake is amid some pretty big legal battles in Arizona. But don’t you, for a second, believe the hype that she is losing.
Sure, she’s suffered a few losses. But she’s also been given a few wins. And those wins just might make all the difference.
The most recent comes from the Arizona Supreme Court, where a decision on Wednesday gave her cause new life.
Of course, that’s not what the leftist-backed media will lead you to believe. Instead, they’re using phrasing like “Arizona Supreme Court rejects most of Kari Lake’s election challenge” (per the Arizona Republic) or “Arizona court declines most of Lake’s appeal over gov’s race” (KNXV-TV).
But what most of those fail to disclose at any length is that Lake didn’t exactly lose either. As even their headlines admit, only “most” of her disputes were rejected by the court.
As KPHO-TV reported, six out of the seven counts Lake brought before the court were, in fact, dismissed or rejected, mostly due to a lack of evidence, according to the court. And that means that one ruling did go in Lake’s favor.
As the outlet reports, Lake alleged that there were some rather serious issues with the way that signatures on ballots and, therefore, voter identity was verified in Maricopa County, Arizona, the most populous county in the state.
Lower trial courts had dismissed this, claiming that Lake had filed her claims on the matter too late. in addition, according to the Arizona Republic, the lower courts interpreted this Lake challenge to be about the policies themselves rather than how they were applied.
But as the Supreme Court pointed out, this was an error on the lower court’s behalf.
First of all, the timing of Lake’s challenge could not have been brought up earlier because it could not have been made before the election. Secondly, Lake is not claiming that the signature verification policies are wrong. She is claiming that they were not administered as they should be.
And while there weren’t “insufficient” grounds for her other claims, this one does have a bit of proof that the Supreme Court couldn’t ignore. You know, such as the fact that whistleblowers within Maricopa County’s Tabulation and Election Center have admitted that tens of thousands of “uncured ballots with nonmatching signatures” were counted.
The term “uncured” just means that the signatures were not actually verified, which requires a process of reaching out to voters with questionable ballots to confirm their identity.
Now, the Supreme Court hasn’t said that Lake is correct in saying that these “uncured” ballots were counted or that they could have affected the outcome of the election. However, it is saying that the matter is up for debate.
And that means that it is going back to a lower trial court for extra consideration. It also means a review of how the signatures were verified could be granted.
And as Lake says, “This is huge.”
Indeed, it is.
No, it doesn’t mean that Lake just won or that an overturn, or even a new election will occur. However, it does give her another chance to make her case and another opportunity for the truth to be revealed.
Should there be fault found within the signature verification process, the ramifications for both Lake and her 2022 opponent, now-Governor Katie Hobbs, could be massive.
And as Lake has made apparent, she’s just getting started. No matter how this particular lawsuit pans out, she has promised to continue her fight until justice is served and Arizona’s voting laws are returned to security and safety for all voters, not just those on one side of the aisle or the other.