Lake had long refused to say that she would accept the results of her election.

ByLibby Cathey
December 10, 2022, 8:53 AM

After long refusing to commit to accepting the results of her race if she lost, Republican Kari Lake on Friday filed the legal challenge she’s been threatening in the aftermath of losing the Arizona governor’s race.

A civil complaint was filed Friday with the Maricopa County Superior Court naming Secretary of State and Democratic governor-elect Katie Hobbs, Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer, Elections Director Scott Jarrett and both the office of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors and individual members.

There are multiple falsehoods and distorted assertions included in the lawsuit that echo the failed legal challenges brought by former President Donald Trump’s team to overturn the 2020 election.

The lawsuit seeks extraordinary, unprecedented and likely unlawful relief of fully overturning the state’s election and certifying her as the winner instead of Hobbs.

Trump 2024 campaign attorney Christina Bobb tweeted a photo of the lawsuit filed against Maricopa County election officials minutes after the closing of business on Friday.