Supreme Court Declines Lawsuit Over Voting Machines

An appellate judge has dismissed the case last fall.

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a case that sought to bar the use of electronic voting machines in Arizona elections. Kari Lake and Mark Finchem, who had filed the suit ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, first had their case dismissed by a federal judge. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals then upheld the dismissal.

The suit stated that “[a]ll Arizona-certified optical scanners and ballot marking devices, as well as the software on which they rely, have been wrongly certified for use.” The suit also argued that the voting machines in Arizona had been manipulated and that discrepancies were evident in the largest county’s vote count in the last presidential election.

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

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for the justices of the Supreme Court as they determine which cases to hear.
  • For U.S. officials who seek to ensure election integrity and that votes are tabulated accurately.

Sources: The Hill, CNN


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