Supreme Court declines to hear Kari Lake voting machine case

By Jen Krausz on
 April 23, 2024

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a case from failed gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake that voting machines in Arizona were "wrongly certified for use" in the 2022 election.

The case was dismissed by the lower court, but Lake's attorneys argued that it has never been heard on the merits because the lower courts said Lake lacked standing "to assert an injury."

“We are obviously disappointed that the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to review the decisions of the Arizona district court and the Ninth Circuit, and order that our challenge to the 2022 election procedures be heard on the merits,” a Monday statement from Kurt Olsen, one of Lake’s attorneys, said.

Lake did not comment directly on the Supreme Court's decision, but did repost a sarcastic comment from an independent journalist that the court didn't consider an election integrity case worthwhile "during another crucial presidential race."

Not worth the time

Lake has been outspoken about her belief that she actually won her race in Arizona even though it wasn't actually all that close.

She took a page out of Former President Donald Trump's election playbook, except that he has a much more valid case than she does about why the election might not have been fair or accurate.

Lake is now running for Senate in Arizona against Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ).

No doubt she will make a big stink if she loses (again).

Endorsed candidate

Trump endorsed Lake in the governor's race and is also endorsing her for Senate.

She was a top candidate for vice president on Trump's ticket this fall, but she may not accept if it's offered because of the Senate race.

She'd be a decent candidate because she has been popular and Arizona is a swing state that she could presumably deliver to Trump if she ran on the ticket.

She lost some of her luster after losing the governor's race, but she remains fairly popular with voters.

Most of Trump's other top VP picks are from solidly Republican states, which won't give much of a boost the way a swing state candidate would.

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