Lake and Finchem attorney: There is no evidence voting machine manipulation occurred

By Greg Hahne
Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services
Published: Tuesday, September 12, 2023 - 3:04pm
Updated: Wednesday, September 13, 2023 - 7:45am

Mark Finchem and Kari Lake
Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services
Mark Finchem and Kari Lake confer on the Arizona House floor in early 2022.

An attorney for losing GOP candidates Kari Lake and Mark Finchem told a federal appeals court they have zero evidence electronic voting machines caused ballots to be improperly counted.

Lake and Finchem are seeking a court order outlawing the use of electronic voting machines in favor of a hand count of ballots.

But their attorney, Andrew Parker, also conceded to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that Lake and Finchem are not alleging that voting equipment was hacked.

But Parker argued that the mere possibility for vote tallies to be altered should be sufficient to try their case.

A trial court judge dismissed the case in 2022, denying Lake and Finchem their day in court.

During the hearing, Judge Andrew Hurwitz said hand counting ballots can also result in manipulation of election outcomes.

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