According to Fox News, Arizona's Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs managed to beat Republican challenger Kari Lake in the state's hotly contested gubernatorial race by just half a percentage point.
Lake has refused to recognize those results, however, and she moved last week to challenge them in court.
The suit calls for either "setting aside the certified result of the 2022 Arizona gubernatorial election and declaring that Kari Lake is the winner of the 2022 Arizona gubernatorial election" or conducting a new election.
"The Election Day debacle … preclude[s] the Defendants in this action from certifying Hobbs as the winner of the election," the Post quoted Lake's lawsuit as asserting.
Specifically, the lawsuit pointed to allegations that illegal votes were accepted while legitimate ballots from Republican voters were excluded.
.@christina_bobb: “They legitimately do not know which ballots were counted twice and which ones were not counted at all, and the witnesses are saying that it happened to about 25,000 ballots.” pic.twitter.com/lJDZv7pWkv
— Kari Lake War Room (@KariLakeWarRoom) December 13, 2022
The Wall Street Journal reported that some 43% of voting centers in Maricopa County experience some form of counting problems due to technical issues with their printers.
Still, election officials in Maricopa County insisted that those concerns did not impede voting since ballots that could not be counted by machine were hand processed later.
For her part, Hobbs responded by tweeting out a response from her former campaign manager, Nicole DeMont, which dismissed Lake's lawsuit as a "sham."
A statement from our campaign manager on Kari Lake’s latest desperate attempt to undermine our democracy and throw out the will of the voters.
Baseless lawsuits don’t vote. Arizonans do. pic.twitter.com/rcN5OPjdPa
— Gov-Elect Katie Hobbs (@katiehobbs) December 10, 2022
"Kari Lake needs attention like a fish needs water--and independent experts and local election officials of both parties have made clear that this was a safe, secure, and fair election," DeMont declared.
"Arizonans made their voices heard and elected Katie Hobbs as their governor," the former campaign manager continued.
"No nuisance lawsuit will change that, and we remain laser focused on getting ready to hit the ground running on Day One of Katie Hobbs' administration next year," she concluded.