Arizona judge to consider Kari Lake's stolen election claims

The former TV anchor got his long- sought occasion to maintain his case before a judge this week during a two- day trial that begins on Wednesday.

She'll have a chance to check ballots, call substantiations and prove she was the true winner of the race, which Democrat Katie Hobbs won by just over 17,000 votes.

She faces obstacles of immense height. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Peter Thompson said she must prove not only that the malpractice occurred, but also that it was intended to deny her the palm and that the wrong woman was indeed declared the winner.

"We have a chance to show the world that our choices are really loose and we're not going to take it anymore," Lake said at an event for Turning Point USA, a conservative youth group.

There is no jury. Thompson will rule on the merits presented, which the losing side is likely to appeal to the Arizona Supreme Court. Lake is asking the judge to either declare her the winner or order a retrial in Maricopa County. The new governor assumed office on 2 January.

Hobbs' lawyers say the trial will be a farce and an opportunity for Lake to spread fantastic propositions about election malpractice. Arizona

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