Attorney From Anti Woke Civil Liberty Group Sues Judge Who Dismissed Kari Lake’s Election Contest

Attorney Ryan Heath filed a lawsuit last week in the Arizona Supreme Court against Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Peter Thompson’s ruling in Kari Lake’s election trial.

Heath, the founder of Phoenix-based “anti-woke” nonprofit called The Gavel Project, filed a Petition for Writ of Mandamus, demanding an order to remove Hobbs from office and vacate Thompson’s December 24, 2022 ruling, “confirming the election of Katie Hobbs as Arizona Governor-Elect Pursuant to A.R.S. § 16-676(B)[,]”

Heath’s petition argues that Thompson set the burden of proof too high, requiring Lake’s attorneys to prove that election misconduct by officials was intentional and intended to affect the outcome of the election, which they did.  Heath also contends that it would have been “physically and mathematically impossible” to verify the more than 1.3 million images and mentions similar the chain of custody issued raised in Kari Lake’s lawsuit and Maricopa County Superior Court Trial

This is separate from Kari Lake’s ongoing lawsuit, which she says will go to the Supreme Court sooner or later.

Read Ryan Heath’s full lawsuit here.

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