Kari Lake, a Republican candidate for governor of Arizona, is appealing the judge’s ruling that her case contesting her midterm loss should be dismissed.
To oppose the dismissal of two counts that were subject to a two-day trial in court as well as additional counts that were never brought to trial, Lake filed a notice of appeal on Tuesday in Arizona Superior Court.
The brief trial concluded that she lacked sufficient evidence to support her allegations that deliberate misconduct on the part of local election officials adversely affected the contest between Lake and Gov.-elect Katie Hobbs (D), which Lake lost by about 17,000 votes.
The next day, Lake posted a clip of her interview on Stephen Bannon’s “War Room” podcast to her Twitter account. “I am standing up for the people of this state, the people who were done wrong on Election Day and the millions of people who live outside of Maricopa County, whose vote was diluted down by this fake election in Maricopa County,” Lake stated.
Lake will “request direct review by the Arizona Supreme Court,” according to the document filed on Tuesday. Following the judgement from last week, Lake had made it plain that she intended to appeal the ruling.
“My Election Case gave the entire world proof that our elections are being conducted illegally. This judge rejected our request. But I will challenge his decision in order to restore trust and honesty in our elections,” Lake declared just before Christmas.