Republican nominee for Arizona governor Kari Lake speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference CPAC at the Hilton Anatole on August 06, 2022 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)
Kari Lake’s election integrity lawsuit is permitted to go to trial.
On Monday, Maricopa County Superior Judge Peter Thompson ruled that two out of 10 claims that were brought forth by Republican gubernatorial nominee Kari Lake can go to trial.
The two counts that were permitted to move forward involve intentional malice regarding widespread tabulator and printer breakdowns and ballot chain custody challenges. Judge Thompson did not state his position on her claims, but said that the law permits that Lake should be able to present her case.
The Republican’s eight other claims, which included violation of free speech, invalid signatures on mail-in ballots and “censorship” efforts by Democrat nominee Katie Hobbs and the Maricopa County Recorder, did not make the cut.
Lake took to Twitter to react to the news of the trial.
BREAKING: Our Election Case is going to trial. Katie Hobbs attempt to have our case thrown out FAILED. She will have to take the stand & testify.
Buckle up, America.
This is far from over. pic.twitter.com/291EnXPP3U— Kari Lake (@KariLake) December 20, 2022
The two-day trial will take place before January 2nd. No exact date has been announced yet. Arizona’s current Secretary of State, Katie Hobbs, will be required to testify in court.
Lake is currently down 17,000 votes to Hobbs.