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Judge grants Kari Lake the opportunity to review ballots

A Maricopa County Superior Court judge has granted a petition from Kari Lake to inspect election ballots. Friday’s decision comes after the Republican Lake — who’s challenging her loss in the governor’s race — alleged violations occurred with ballots. Lake’s lawyer Christina Bobb praised the decision on Steve Bannon’s show, “The War Room.”

“Well, I would say any day where the court’s not throwing us out is a good day so yes, I’ll take it as a win, but to be fair, I think the judge was just impartially applying the law, and this was a pretty clear cut case and he followed it to the T so I think it’s good," she said. 

Lake’s campaign is allowed to inspect 150 ballots, including early and spoiled ballots. However, her lawyers cannot copy or take pictures of the documents.

Ignacio Ventura is a reporter for KJZZ. He graduated from the University of Southern California with a bachelor’s degree in creative writing and a minor in news media and society.