Thursday, April 11, 2024

BREAKING: AZGOP Asks U.S. Supreme Court To Accept Kari Lake/Mark Finchem Appeal; Repeats Attacks On Dominion Voting Machines (READ Amicus)

The Gina Swoboda-led Arizona Republican Party today asked the U.S. Supreme Court to accept Kari Lake and Mark Finchem's appeal to revive their effort to ban electronic voting machines from Arizona elections this year.

The amicus ("friend of the court") brief was co-filed by the AZGOP and the state GOPs from Georgia and Delaware. It reshuffles the arguments already made by Lake/Finchem in their Petition (and the wrongly-designated Motion to Expedite), arguing that the lower courts in this and other election cases are inappropriately disposing of cases by ruling that the parties do not have standing.

The new brief even claims that the U.S. Supreme Court may have inadvertently started that trend when it refused to take Texas's 2020 challenge of how Pennsylvania conducted the election (won by Biden). "Especially if it was this Court that inadvertently created this problem of lower courts refusing to decide legitimate election challenge cases and controversies brought to them, a course correction is now desperately needed to ensure elections are conducted in accordance with law." (There is some irony in how Georgia's and Delaware's GOP parties are weighing in on this Arizona case.)

The amicus brief also reiterates renewed attacks on Dominion voting machines and their certifications. Those attacks have not been found to have any merit, but Lake/Finchem's team - and, now, Gina Swoboda's AZGOP - is claiming to have recently discovered new information to support them. Swoboda became AZGOP Chair after having served in the Arizona Secretary of State's Office.

The Supreme Court is set to (privately) conference Lake/Finchem's appeal on April 19. Meanwhile, the 9th Circuit is considering separate appeals from Lake's and Finchem's attorneys - including Alan Dershowitz. They are challenging the $122,000 in sanctions imposed after the case was dismissed.

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  1. (ORDER LIST: 601 U.S.)
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