Former GOP Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake has touted a “huge victory” for election transparency after she announced an upcoming trial date in a lawsuit to obtain mail-in ballot signatures.
“We are scheduled for a 2-day trial set for September 21 & 25,” Lake wrote on X, the platform previously called Twitter.
“I will never stop fighting for Honest & Transparent Elections.”
A superior court judge earlier this year ruled to dismiss the request Kari Lake made for access to mail-in ballot affidavit envelopes.
According to Maricopa County officials, the ballot affidavit signatures are part of the voter registration record and, thus, deemed confidential by state law with some exceptions.
But Judge John Hannah refuted the argument, citing that the county recorders usually include ballot affidavit envelopes in voter registration records, not because it’s required by law.
Judge John Hannah set dates for a two-day trial on September 21 and 25 to determine if Lake is entitled to inspect public election records.
Secretary of State Adrian Fontes filed a Motion to Intervene and defend Maricopa County’s hiding of these records.
“Our lawsuit against Maricopa County seeking to review envelope signatures is moving to trial in September. Judge Hannah has declared that the envelopes are NOT part of the “voter record,” which destroys the county’s motion to dismiss & their entire defense case.
This is a huge victory for election transparency.
We’re moving forward.”
Read the full order below: