Article originally appeared on www.westernjournal.com.
Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake filed a petition Sunday appealing her election challenge lawsuit to the Arizona Supreme Court.
On Dec. 24, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Peter Thompson ruled in favor of Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs’ win over Lake in the November general election.
Normally, an appeal would first go to the Arizona Court of Appeals before going to the state Supreme Court.
However, Lake’s attorneys argued in their petition to the high court, “This matter presents novel legal issues of statewide importance.”
The court filing quotes the state Constitution, which says, “All elections shall be free and equal, and no power, civil or military, shall at any time interfere to prevent the free exercise of the right of suffrage.”
Lake’s lawyers also contended that the state Supreme Court must clarify whether Thompson rightly applied the law when he concluded that Lake had to show …
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