Katie Hobbs is asking the judge to dismiss Kari Lake’s election lawsuit

Left: Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs (D) speaks to reporters at a news conference Aug. 2, 2022 (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images). Right: Kari Lake (R) exits a polling station after voting in the Arizona primary on Aug. 2, 2022 (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images).

Left: Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs (D) speaks to reporters at a news conference Aug. 2, 2022 (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images). Right: Kari Lake (R) exits a polling station after voting in the Arizona primary on Aug. 2, 2022 (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images).

Arizona’s secretary of state was elected governor Katie Hobbs (D) told a judge that the court “should not back down” to the losing candidate. Kari Lakes (R) Lawsuit asking to have her “insurmountable” defeat reversed by 17,117 votes “a minute longer than it takes to dismiss her.”

“Lake’s competition is failing on every level,” Hobbs’ attorney said Alexis E Dannemann wrote 19-page application released on Thursday. “All of their claims are barred by laughsfall outside the scope of the Campaign Act or allege actual wrongdoing.”

A legal principle that has been fatal to several former presidents Donald Trump’s Electoral lawsuits, the doctrine of laughs deters litigants from undue delays by asserting their rights.

“These legal defects – independent and collective – are fatal for competition,” the rejection motion continues. “Even if the court could back up these claims, they fall far short of the legal standard for annulment or annulment of an election. To trigger these extraordinary remedies, a candidate must demonstrate either fraud, or that official misconduct or illegal voting altered the outcome of the election. See also can not show. Rather than claiming actual facts and real numbers, Lake’s campaign rests on pure speculation and a cynical distrust of Arizona election officials.”

Like Trump before her, Lake claimed that Hobbs only beat her because “hundreds of thousands” of “illegal votes” led her rival to victory and “infected the Maricopa County election.”

But Hobbs countered that Lake forgot to include something crucial in her complaint: evidence.

“Rather than citing specific circumstances of the fraud, Lake is simply raising unfounded suspicions that someone — perhaps even everyone — involved in the election was after her,” the filing reads. “That’s not enough to trigger the right-wing machinery for an election campaign.”

In Maricopa County, Arizona, where the lawsuit was filed, printers and tabulators experienced problems that caused delays. Lake throws up these issues as signs of “foul play,” the dismissal motion notes. But Hobbs argues that the only support Lake provided for this theory was that “it was known” that voters cast Republican ballots on Election Day.

“By that standard, every problem that arose at the polling stations on Election Day was the result of a deliberate act against Lake,” the motion reads. “This conclusion is absurd. All elections have flaws, and understandably many of these issues are not revealed until election day. Lake provides no basis for this court to draw such “unreasonable conclusions” of willful sabotage.”

Another motion to dismiss, filed on Hobbs’ behalf, this time in her capacity as Secretary of State, repeatedly used the word “absurd”. in describing Lake’s arguments and what their consequences would be – if accepted by the court.

Even before Election Day, Lake refused to tell reporters that if she lost, she would back down. She was among a number of pro-Trump candidates who have floated conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential race. Similar GOP candidates as Pennsylvania Doug Mastriano and Tudor Dixon lost, as well as a list of 2020 denial candidates for foreign minister.

Hobbs has suffered a major setback at Grand Canyon State when he defied conspiracy theories espoused by Trump, Lake and others. She reported on a torrent of death threats immediately following the 2020 election that did not abate after Trump left office. Several criminal defendants face charges in federal court over alleged threats against Hobbs’ life. The latest criminal charge of threatening Hobbs office was made public on Thursday.

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