by Donna on December 26, 2022 2:38 pm
UPDATE: Katie Hobbs seeks sanctions against Kari Lake after Arizona judge dismisses election challenge lawsuit
Attorneys for Hobbs, who has served as Arizona's Secretary of State for the past four years, joined the county in its filing Monday seeking $25,050 from Lake, which includes attorney fees for the state's most populous county and Hobbs. The county took aim at Lake’s remarks before the election indicating she would not accept the results unless she won, as well as her “groundless” and “frivolous” lawsuit after the election was certified.
“Before a single vote was counted in the 2022 general election, Kari Lake publicly stated that she would accept the results of the gubernatorial election only if she were the winning candidate,” the county said in the filing.
“But she has not simply failed to publicly acknowledge the election results. Instead, she filed a groundless, seventy-page election contest lawsuit against the Governor-Elect, the Secretary of State, and Maricopa County and several of its elected officials and employees (but no other county or its employees), thereby dragging them and this Court into this frivolous pursuit.”
The county added that the courts “should not be used to harass political opponents and sow completely unfounded doubts about the integrity of elections.”
“Enough really is enough,” the county said. “It is past time to end unfounded attacks on elections and unwarranted accusations against elections officials. This matter was brought without any legitimate justification, let alone a substantial one.”
by oldedude on December 27, 2022 6:07 am
I think "sanctions" are a tad over the top, Lake needs to just accept the results.
The ONLY exception is if she would have evidence that would prove wrongdoing. So far it's a lot of innuendo. And you always lead with your best case.
I think Hobbs should have recused herself, but the state courts let it go through.
Lake tried, got shot down. Time to work on the next election, or whatever she's going to do.
As for Lake and that quote prior to the election. Get a filter.