Kari Lake attorney alleges courts are ignoring manipulations and vulnerabilities in voting system
"The voter registration computerized system was hacked. And that is in the complaint," Parker said.
Former Arizona GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake's attorney Andrew Parker alleged Tuesday that the voting machines in the Grand Canyon state are vulnerable to multiple manipulations and vulnerabilities that are ignored by the courts.
"We are only looking back for purposes of the historic fact background ... people can get into the system through a number of different manipulations and vulnerabilities that have been testified to by serious experts across the country, and it's being ignored by the courts, and the courts are shutting down review. Why? The courts should allow discovery," Parker argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday.
Last year, Lake and former Arizona GOP Secretary of State candidate Mark Finchem filed a lawsuit to ban the use of ballot tabulation machines in future elections in Maricopa and Pima counties due to alleged errors that affected voters' ability to cast ballots.
The lawsuit was rejected by U.S. District Court Judge John Tuchi in August who said it had "conjectural allegations of potential injuries," according to AZ Central.
Lake's legal team appealed the decision and testified before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday. It is unclear when a decision will come out.
Parker also alleged that the voter registration computerized system was hacked in other states, not just in Arizona.
"It has happened a number of times across the country, even in Arizona," he said. "The voter registration computerized system was hacked. And that is in the complaint."
Lake has been in court over the past few months challenging the results of the 2022 gubernatorial election after losing to current Democrat Gov. Katie Hobbs. She has pointed out major problems with the signature verification process for mail-in ballots and argued many voters in Arizona were disenfranchised on Election Day, when voting machine errors occurred in at least 60% of the voting centers in Maricopa County.
She has vowed to take her election lawsuit all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court if necessary.