Kari Lake's 2022 Election case to be heard on expedited timetable
The original court date was set for March, but the judges agreed to hear Lake's case on Feb. 1
Arizona GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake will have her 2022 election lawsuit heard by the Arizona Court of Appeals a month earlier than expected.
The Arizona Court of Appeals agreed to expedite consideration of Lake's lawsuit, which alleges that the 2022 election had flaws.
Lake argued that her case should be handled as a "special action petition." The original court date was set for March, but the judges have now agreed to hear Lake's case on Feb. 1 and that it will be treated as a special action petition. The court's order was issued on Jan. 9 and made public on the 10th.
The Maricopa County court had dismissed eight of Lake's 10 counts last month. Two of the counts, which involved Election Day ballot printing issues and procedural errors, were brought for a two-day trial that ultimately did not go in her favor.
Lake appealed the dismissal of her lawsuit and asked the Arizona Superior Court to reconsider all 10 counts that she brought up in her original lawsuit.