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A new development in Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake’s election challenge could potentially spell bad news for current Secretary of State and Governor-elect Katie Hobbs.
In an early Monday morning hearing in the Maricopa County Superior Court, a judge listened to the case to dismiss Lake’s lawsuit and did not dismiss it out of hand.
The judge is, however, taking the motion to dismiss Lake’s lawsuit “under advisement,” as KTVK noted.
While not quite the legal victory that Lake’s team is looking for, the decision is still a stark contrast to a similar lawsuit filed in Arizona.
Secretary of state candidate Mark Finchem and Congressional candidate Jeff Zink filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the election results, and it was dismissed with prejudice, meaning it can’t be filed again.
Arizona Attorney General candidate Abe Hamadeh has filed a similar lawsuit to Lake’s, with a motion to dismiss set to be heard on Monday afternoon. Assuming that it is not denied, a trial is set for Friday.
Lake’s lawsuit, which the conservative firebrand has described as “the strongest election lawsuit in U.S. history,” can be read in its entirety here.
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