Top AZ election official seeks campaign-violation probe of Kari Lake

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Failed Republican candidate Kari Lake could face felony charges in Arizona after tweeting out pictures of voters’ signatures, as a criminal referral was sent by Arizona Secretary of State Adrian Fontes.

Lake, who lost Arizona’s gubernatorial race to Democratic Governor Katie Hobbs by over 17,000 votes, has yet to concede, claiming that the 2022 election was stolen from her by widespread voter fraud.

In Lake’s election lawsuit, which was dismissed in court last month by Judge Peter Thompson, the former candidate endorsed by ex-President Donald Trump alleged that printing issues with voter machines in Maricopa County disenfranchised same-day voters. Thompson ruled in December, however, that Lake’s legal team did not provide clear evidence of election workers intentionally interrupting the vote.