Supreme Court Being Asked To Hear Election-Related Case

By Robert Cunningham, updated on March 21, 2024

Suspense lingers around the U.S. Supreme Court doors.

Just The News reported that U.S. Senate candidate Kari Lake and former State Representative Mark Finchem are not stepping down from their legal contest but are seeking the highest judicial intervention.

They argue that using electronic voting machines during the Arizona elections was a constitutional misstep. Lower courts have dismissed this claim, but it is now backed by fresh evidence their attorney believes to be compelling.

The duo's legal representative, Lawrence Joseph, has recently filed new documents with the Supreme Court. These documents purportedly contain new evidence not part of the original lawsuit before the 2022 midterm elections. The essence of their argument is not just to contest past election results but to set a precedent that could potentially reshape future election protocols.

Lake and Finchem's persistence exemplifies a broader concern shared by many about the reliance on electronic voting systems. Despite an appeals court upholding the dismissal of their lawsuit, the plaintiffs remain steadfast, challenging the ruling and seeking what they believe is a rightful examination of their claims at the national level.

Plaintiffs Assert Their Right to a Fair Election Process

Their attorney's pleas echo this sentiment:

Procedural-rights plaintiffs have standing for a ‘do-over’ under the proper procedures and standards, even if the election might produce the same winners. A court could order 'do-over' relief (i.e., counting the paper ballots) in the 2022 election and similar relief for future elections.

Joseph's statement encapsulates the plaintiffs' determination to ensure the election process strictly follows constitutional guidelines. He further suggests that such a 'do-over' might apply to the contested 2022 election and set a standard for future elections.

This argument is not just about the outcome of a single election. It's about trust in the electoral system itself and the measures in place to ensure that every vote is accurately counted and that the means of counting those votes align with constitutional expectations.

The Legal and Electoral Implications Are Considerable

Joseph's argument has far-reaching implications. If the Supreme Court decides to hear the case and rules in favor of Lake and Finchem, it could lead to unprecedented changes in how elections are conducted, particularly regarding electronic voting machines.

Moreover, this legal challenge comes at a time of rising public skepticism about the security and reliability of electronic voting systems. The plaintiffs are tapping into a vein of concern among certain voter demographics, particularly those who value traditional voting methods and are wary of the potential for technological failures or manipulations.

The controversy surrounding these voting machines is not new, but Lake and Finchem's case could bring it into a new light, especially if the Supreme Court agrees to hear their arguments. It symbolizes the enduring debate over modernizing election processes versus adhering to proven, conventional methods.

Conclusion

The legal challenge Kari Lake and Mark Finchem presented against the use of electronic voting machines in Arizona's elections has escalated to the U.S. Supreme Court. The new evidence they bring forth aims to revive their previously dismissed lawsuit, seeking a review of the 2022 election results and a potential reformation of future election procedures.

Their attorney, Lawrence Joseph, argues for the standing of procedural rights plaintiffs to demand a 'do-over' to uphold the integrity of the electoral process. The outcome of this case could have significant implications for the constitutional standards applied to electronic voting systems and the broader American electoral landscape. The nation now awaits the Supreme Court's decision to take up this consequential case.

About Robert Cunningham

With years of experience at the forefront of political commentary, Robert Cunningham brings a blend of sharp wit and deep insight to his analysis of American principles at the Capitalism Institute.

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