Kari Lake and Mark Finchem still want to outlaw machines to tabulate votes in Arizona

By Greg Hahne
Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services
Published: Friday, December 30, 2022 - 10:06am
Updated: Friday, December 30, 2022 - 10:17am

Losing Republican candidates Kari Lake and Mark Finchem are still attempting to outlaw the use of machines to tabulate votes in Arizona. 

Gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake and secretary of state candidate Mark Finchem reiterated their claims made before a trial judge that tabulation machines are not secure. 

Their plea to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is that a trial judge did not give them a chance to make their case. 

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Jimmy Jenkins/KJZZ
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

U.S. District Court Judge John Tuchi tossed their claims as they did not prove they were harmed by the current system and that their allegations were vague.

Furthermore he said the candidates’ attorneys filed a frivolous suit.

The suit is seeking to send the case back to Tuchi to allow Lake and Finchem argue their case in court.

Politics Elections