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Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake’s challenge of Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs’ win in November’s election is going back to trial on Wednesday.
On Monday, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Peter Thompson ordered the trial to proceed, rejecting a motion to dismiss filed by Maricopa County.
Lake tweeted Monday night, “We’re going to Court. Get ready!”
In March, the Arizona Supreme Court remanded the issue of whether the mail-in ballot signature verification process was followed in Maricopa County during the election back to the trial court.
By the official tally, Hobbs prevailed in the contest by approximately 17,000 votes, or 0.7 percent of the more than 2.5 million ballots cast statewide, but Lake is questioning the legitimacy of tens of thousands of those ballots.
On Friday, Thompson heard oral arguments in the case as he considered Maricopa County’s motion to dismiss.
The county said in its court filing that Lake’s signature verification claim should be dismissed because her legal team “has not identified with specificity any ballots that should not have been counted.”
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