/ Modified apr 22, 2024 9:40 a.m.

US Supreme Court rejects Lake-Finchem voting machine challenge

The decision ends the lawsuit brought by the two Republicans.

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Without comment Monday morning, the justices on the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal filed by Kari Lake and Mark Finchem over the use of electronic tabulation machines.

The candidates filed the suit in 2022 trying to get a federal judge to block the use of the machines in Maricopa and Pima counties. They also wanted hand counts of the ballots in those counties.

At the time, Lake was running for Governor and Finchem was running for Secretary of State. They both lost those races.

The Supreme Court’s decision not to hear the case means that the case is now finished.

Lake is now running for U.S. Senate in Arizona.

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