Well, this is certainly some good news to come home from work to….
“A federal judge granted a Maricopa County, Arizona, motion for sanctions against Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake Thursday, meaning she will have to pay a fine one week after filing a lawsuit accusing county election officials of violating elections laws.
U.S. District Judge John Tuchi said in his decision that Lake made “false, misleading and unsupported factual assertions” in her initial lawsuit claiming “unauthorized persons” manipulated voting machines during Arizona’s gubernatorial election.
Tuchi cites insufficient evidence supporting any of Lake’s claims, adding the plaintiffs—members of Lake’s election staff in addition to Lake herself—”have voted on paper ballots, contradicting allegations and representations” of statements made by Lake.
Sanctions must be enough to “deter repetition” of similar allegations in the future in addition to the payment of Katie Hobbs’ attorney fees, but it is not yet clear how much Lake will have to pay.“
Of course Lake is under the tutelage of der Gropinfuhrer so she will find a way to make the rubes pay her fine, but it still calls for some celebration:
Still fucking around, still finding out.
— Phil's Random Thoughts (@PhilsRandom) December 1, 2022
— ProfessionalSkeptic (@CarbonChemist1) December 1, 2022
Because she learned how to lose by latching on to the guy who loses the most. Lol
— terri anderson (@TerriJAnderson) December 1, 2022
Oh, I hadn't heard about the Cochise County case, thank you! Great news!!
— Shannon (@schlo5) December 1, 2022
🙌 🙌 🙌 Man, the judicial branch is rockin’ it today!
Put a filter on that, sKari.
— TEXAN HATES HER STATE 🌊🌊💜💜✡️☮️♒️♿️ (@DrLaurenCS) December 1, 2022
— Deborah Schauffler 🐀 (@schauffd22) December 1, 2022
— Tracy🤎Weeeen!🤎Smith🌊🍍💙🤎 (@TracyWSmith42) December 1, 2022
And I’m lovin’ the “finding out” phase.
More of this, please.