Lake told conservative TV network Real America’s Voice this week: “Our attorneys just filed a notice for appeal.” She added that members of her team "now have the video" to support claims of alleged misconduct in Maricopa County.
"We the People showed up to cast our sacred vote, and until we get our government back, I’m not going to stop fighting. I don’t care what they say,” Lake added, hitting back against criticism about her pursuit of election-related challenges.
Maricopa County, in a Twitter post, responded to Lake's assertions, suggesting they are false.
In the May 30 filing, Lake's team alleged that Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Peter Thompson incorrectly ruled in a case of whether officials in the county followed state election law regarding signature verification on envelopes. It also flags what her lawyers alleged were widespread vote-tabulating problems across dozens of polling locations on Election Day.
Prepared to Take it to US Supreme CourtAt a rally in Arizona this week, the GOP candidate said that she is prepared to take her case to the U.S. Supreme Court, although the high court has shown little appetite in hearing election fraud-related cases since the 2020 election.
She added: "So whatever happens here in Arizona with our judges, I hope to God that they feel that hand of God pressing down on them. I hope when the great people of Arizona wake up, concerned about our state, that they wake up in the middle of the night as well. I hope God wakes them up and tells them how important this case is."
Previous rulings from Thompson, the Arizona Court of Appeals, and the state Supreme Court have rejected Lake's challenges since the conclusion of the midterm elections. Data shows that Lake was behind Hobbs, who was sworn in as governor in January, by 17,117 votes.
“The court finds that looking at signatures that, by and large, have consistent characteristics will require only a cursory examination and thus take very little time,’’ Thompson, the Maricopa judge, wrote in his recent ruling, handed down last month.
Senate Run?This week, Lake also signaled that she might run for another office, including the Senate seat currently held by independent Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, who left the Democratic Party last year. Other than Sinema, who hasn't officially announced her reelection bid, Rep. Reuben Gallego (D-Ariz.) has announced he would seek her Senate seat in 2024.
A spokesperson for Lake earlier this year told news outlets that the GOP candidate met with Senate Republican officials about a possible bid. Lake has also been critical of Sinema, accusing her of capitulating to leftists, and Gallego, claiming he is a socialist, while saying that internal polls show that she would win the 2024 matchup.