Sun. Jun 4th, 2023


The highest election official in Arizona has requested the state’s lawyer common to research Republican Kari Lake, who misplaced her 2022 gubernatorial bid, for probably violating state regulation by publishing voter signatures on her Twitter account.

The request by Arizona Secretary of State Adrian Fontes, a Democrat elected to the workplace final November, comes after Lake posted a tweet on January 23 that made an unfounded declare that 40,000 ballots didn’t match voter signatures that the state has on document. Lake posted a graphic that confirmed 16 voter signatures, alleging that they didn’t match with what Arizona has on file.

In a letter to Arizona Lawyer Basic Kris Mayes, Fontes requested “applicable enforcement motion towards Kari Lake” for publishing these 16 voter signatures. Fontes cites a state regulation that prohibits reproducing voter signatures apart from the voter or a legally approved particular person. Fontes’ letter states that violation of that regulation is a felony.

The workplace for Mayes, a Democrat who additionally was elected in 2022, confirmed receiving the letter however didn’t remark any additional.

Lake’s spokespeople didn’t reply to CNN’s request for remark.

Lake misplaced the race for governor to Democrat Katie Hobbs final November by greater than 17,000 votes. Since dropping, Lake has continued to spout election lies on right-wing media and pursue authorized treatment within the courts, authorized efforts which have continued to fail.

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