Lake loses suit over her defeat in Arizona governor’s race

Dec 23, 2022, 8:41 PM | Updated: Dec 25, 2022, 5:16 pm
FILE - Kari Lake, Arizona Republican candidate for governor, speaks to supporters at the Republican...

FILE - Kari Lake, Arizona Republican candidate for governor, speaks to supporters at the Republican watch party in Scottsdale, Ariz., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. A judge has thrown out Lake’s challenge of her defeat in the Arizona governor’s race to Democrat Katie Hobbs, Saturday, Dec. 24. The judge rejected her claim that problems with ballot printers at some polling places on Election Day were the result of intentional misconduct. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has thrown out Republican Kari Lake’s challenge of her defeat in the Arizona governor’s race to Democrat Katie Hobbs, rejecting her claim that problems with ballot printers at some polling places on Election Day were the result of intentional misconduct.

In a decision Saturday, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Peter Thompson concluded that there was no clear or convincing evidence of the widespread misconduct that Lake had alleged.

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Lake loses suit over her defeat in Arizona governor’s race