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If you listen to the left, you’d think Kari Lake’s legal team got destroyed in the courtroom on Thursday.
Lake, the GOP Arizona gubernatorial candidate, lost by a count of 17,000 votes in a midterm election plagued by irregularities and delays in in-person voting. She’s challenging the results — and, as KVOA-TV reports, the fate of that challenge is now in the hands of a Maricopa County judge.
While these challenges are long shots to begin with, if just because of how the system works, lefty site Raw Story was convinced an expert witness called by Maricopa County “destroy[ed] Kari Lake’s case in less than 60 seconds.”
“An expert witness called by lawyers representing Maricopa County on Thursday ripped apart defeated Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake’s case to overturn the election in just one minute,” the story began.
That witness, University of Wisconsin political science professor Kenneth Mayer, “destroyed” her case thusly:
“My high-level response is that all the claims that were made in the complaint about the effects of voter wait times, the claims of disenfranchisement, claims about a disproportionate effect on Republicans and their voters, that they are all based on pure speculation,” he claimed.
“There’s simply no data to support any of those claims, and there’s quite a bit of data that suggests this did not happen.”
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