‘Gutless cowards’: SCOTUS nixes Kari Lake voting machine lawsuit and conservatives have thoughts!

Republican Senate candidate Kari Lake received bad but not unexpected news on Monday that the Supreme Court rejected hearing her case concerning voting machines used in Arizona’s elections.

Many on social media cried foul over the dismissal by SCOTUS. Conservatives see the issue of electronic voting machines as a gateway for Democrats to cheat in elections and the fact that the Supreme Court won’t even hear the case has enflamed distrust for the high court.

Correspondent Emerald Robinson was blunt on X concerning the dismissal, “The Supreme Court just denied Kari Lake & Mark Finchem’s lawsuit to ban electronic voting machines. It did so without comment. Why? Because the Biden regime is going to cheat again in 7 months and the court system wants to allow the cheating. You know it’s true.”

“Lake and Finchem asked the Supreme Court to review a federal appellate judge’s decision to dismiss their case last October. The suit sought to block electronic voting machines from being used in the state, questioning their accuracy and reliability,” The Hill reported.

“Lawyers for Lake, who is running for a Senate seat in Arizona this cycle, and Finchem, who is seeking a state Senate seat, argued in a court filing to the Supreme Court that they had sufficiently argued that all ‘Arizona-certified optical scanners and ballot marking devices, as well as the software on which they rely, have been wrongly certified for use’; Arizona’s voting machines had been ‘hacked’ and ‘manipulated’; and that there were apparent discrepancies in the Maricopa County’s vote count after the 2020 election,” the media outlet added.

The suit was filed by Lake when she was running for governor ahead of the November 2022 midterms. Finchem was running for secretary of state at the time. Both lost to their opponents.

The case was rejected by a federal judge in 2022. The dismissal of the suit was further affirmed by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in 2023. Then it headed to the Supreme Court.

“On appeal, Plaintiffs conceded that their arguments were limited to potential future hacking, and not based on any past harm,” the 9th Circuit wrote regarding the lawsuit.

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“In the end, none of Plaintiffs’ allegations supports a plausible inference that their individual votes in future elections will be adversely affected by the use of electronic tabulation, particularly given the robust safeguards in Arizona law, the use of paper ballots, and the post-tabulation retention of those ballots,” the court further asserted.

The Supreme Court’s refusal to hear the case effectively puts an end to it for legal recourse.

“We are obviously disappointed that the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to review the decisions of the Arizona district court and the Ninth Circuit, and order that our challenge to the 2022 election procedures be heard on the merits,” Kurt Olsen, one of the attorneys declared in a statement.

He claimed new information surfaced after the case was dismissed by the 9th Circuit Court, “Although the Supreme Court grants review in less than 1 percent of cases presented on petition, we believe we presented a case.”

“The Kari Lake and Mark Finchem case was dismissed based on a purported lack of standing to assert an injury,” Olsen noted. “Therefore, the courts, even now, have not ruled on the merits of our case. We will continue to raise these issues, especially in light of the upcoming 2024 election.”

There was a lot of outrage on X over SCOTUS refusing to hear the case:


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