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Lake, Finchem appeal ruling against hand-counted ballots

(KYMA, KECY/ AP News) - Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake and secretary of state hopeful Mark Finchem have appealed a federal judge’s ruling that threw out a lawsuit they filed seeking to require the hand-counting of ballots in November’s election.

Lawyers representing Lake and Finchem filed a notice saying they would ask the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to revive their lawsuit.

The pair sued in April, repeating unfounded allegations that vote-counting machines are not secure.

A U.S. District judge dismissed their lawsuit late last month saying they lacked the right to to sue because they failed to show any realistic likelihood of harm.

He also noted that their lawsuit must be brought in state, not federal, court and that it is too close to the election to upend the process.

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