Kari Lake files appeal in election case, alleging officials intentionally sabotaged Election Day

In the appeal, Lake alleges that the co-director of elections gave false testimony about the root causes of the problems that happened on Election Day 2022.

Published: September 16, 2023 7:55pm

Updated: September 16, 2023 8:18pm

Former GOP Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake announced Saturday that she and her legal team filed an appeal in her election case with the Arizona Court of Appeals.

"New evidence produced by Maricopa STRONGLY suggests County officials intentionally sabotaged the 2022 General Election, then gave false testimony attempting to cover up their misconduct," she wrote on X, the platform previously called Twitter.

In the appeal, Lake alleged the co-director of elections gave false testimony about the root causes of the problems that happened the day of the 2022 election.

"Maricopa’s Co-Director of Elections, Scott Jarrett, gave false testimony about the causes and the extent of the Election Day tabulator ballot rejections caused by misconfigured, speckled, or faded BOD-printed ballots," the appeal alleged.

"In reality, vote-center tabulators rejected BOD-printed ballots at a rate of over 7,000 every 30 minutes from 6:30 am, shortly after the polls opened, through 8:00 pm, after the polls closed," the appeal continued. 

Jarrett did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

You can read the appeal here: 


In July, Lake filed a separate appeal to the Arizona Supreme Court that alleged at least 8,000 unreadable ballots were misconfigured.

Since losing to current Arizona Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs, Lake has contested the results of the 2022 election in court, arguing that thousands of Republican voters were disenfranchised on Election Day when voting machine errors occurred in at least 60% of the voting centers in Maricopa County. She also pointed out major problems with the signature verification process for mail-in ballots.

She has vowed to take her case to the Supreme Court if necessary. 

Charlotte Hazard is a reporter at Just the News. Follow her on Twitter.

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