Kari Lake

May 27, 2023

Election denier Finchem penalized $40K, Lake off the hook

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Melissa Julian ordered Finchem to pay $40,565 in legal fees and costs to Adrian Fontes, the Democrat who defeated him in the November election.

May 22, 2023

Hobbs rejects 2 GOP election bills

Gov. Katie Hobbs on Friday vetoed two measures which directly relate to the issues now being raised as her election is being challenged.

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Apr 4, 2023

Senate votes to keep secretary of state from overseeing elections they’re in

The Republican-controlled Arizona Senate voted Tuesday to require that the state’s top election official not participate in overseeing elections in which he or she is on the ballot - leaving the proposal one vote away in the House from heading to Democratic governor and former secretary of state Katie Hobbs' desk.

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Mar 23, 2023

Court gives Lake last chance to prove election compromised

In an order late Wednesday, the justices tossed out virtually all the claims by the failed Republican candidate that there was misconduct in how the election was conducted, but Chief Justice Robert Brutinel said Lake should have had a chance to argue to the trial court that Maricopa County used improper procedures to verify the signatures on early ballots.

Jan 31, 2023

Fontes seeks investigation of Lake for publishing voter signatures

Secretary of State Adrian Fontes is seeking an investigation of failed Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake after the she published signatures of some people from the voter registration records.

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Jan 6, 2023

Former Supreme Court justice to determine ballot printers’ issues

Maricopa County supervisors are bringing in a former state Supreme Court chief justice to figure out what went wrong with ballot printers on Election Day.

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Jan 6, 2023

Arizona’s shipping container wall on border is coming down

Former Republican Gov. Doug Ducey's border barrier of shipping containers has been largely dismantled in time for a new Democratic administration, costing tens of millions of dollars over just a few months as they were set up and taken down again.

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Jan 5, 2023

Hobbs offers ‘open door’ for GOP lawmakers, but …

At a public inauguration ceremony on Jan. 5, Gov. Katie Hobbs repeated the message she’s emphasized since winning election almost two months ago: she’s ready to work across the aisle with Republican lawmakers, within reason. 

Jan 2, 2023

Dershowitz distances himself from arguments in Kari Lake, Mark Finchem lawsuit

Famed attorney Alan Dershowitz wants to be excused from paying any sanctions in the failed lawsuit to require hand counts of votes, saying he really had nothing to do with the claims a judge rejected.

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Dec 29, 2022

Lake, Finchem appeal for day in federal court

The top two Republicans who lost their races for state office last month are making a new legal bid in their separate efforts to outlaw the use of machines to tabulate votes in Arizona.

Dec 26, 2022

Lawyers who beat Lake challenge want $700K in fees

Calling her bid to overturn the election "frivolous'' and lacking "legal and factual merit,'' attorneys who successfully defended against her claims want Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Peter Thompson to order Kari Lake and her attorneys to pay nearly $700,000 in legal fees and costs they incurred.

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Dec 24, 2022

Kari Lake loses election contest

Katie Hobbs was confirmed Saturday as the winner of the governor's race as a judge rejected claims by Kari Lake that there was misconduct in the race.