Supreme Court Rejects Republican’s Case

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( – On Monday, the Supreme Court declined to hear the case by GOP’s Mark Finchem and Kari Lake who have opposed the use of voting machines in Arizona. This is the latest attempt by the two to push their lawsuit through, even though it has previously been rejected several times. 

Finchem and Lake had taken their case to the Supreme Court hoping to have the federal appellate judge’s ruling dismissed. The original ruling by the appellate court occurred last October. The suit argues that electronic voting machines should be completely blocked from the state and questions whether these machines are reliable and accurate. 

Lake’s legal team argued in the Supreme Court filing that they had sufficiently argued that the voting machines in Arizona had been hacked and there were discrepancies in the 2020 election votes. Lake is currently running for the Senate in Arizona, while Finchem is attempting to win one of the state Senate seats. 

The lawsuit had been filed before the 2022 midterms, where Lake had been running in the gubernatorial election and Finchem was trying to become the Secretary of State. However, both of them had been unsuccessful in their attempts to win the election. 

In 2022, a federal judge dismissed the lawsuit with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirming this decision last year. The 9th Circuit had written at the time that the plaintiff had not shown that any of their arguments were based on any past harm that had occurred. 

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