Arizona gubernatorial candidate, Kari Lake, filed a lawsuit following Arizona certifying the sketchy election. Multiple issues occurred leading up to election day. Democrat Katie Hobbs, Arizona’s Secretary of State, refused to recuse herself. She chose to run an election even though she was on the ballot as Kari Lake’s opponent for governor.
Following certification, Lake spoke out again, describing what happened with problems from broken tabulators to county boards being threatened with jail time if they refused to certify. Lake said,
“The botched election where half of Election Day voting centers were inoperable, the botched election where Election Day printers caused mayhem across the county, the botched election where Arizonans were expected to wait in line two, three, four, even five hours simply to exercise their sacred right to vote. Arizonans were told to throw their vote into a drawer, where it might ultimately end up in a plastic bin or a trash bag. Maricopa County, where it took two weeks to count, is the poster child for broken, botched elections. But, if you bring up any of these issues, you are labeled an election denier or a conspiracy theorist.”
Lake has encouraged Americans and especially Arizonans to fight for fair elections posting her lawsuit and saying,
“Our sacred vote was trampled on. Every Arizonan should be furious, regardless of Party.
My team has filed one of the strongest Elections Lawsuits in history. Don’t let the fake news spin their lies. Read the entire thing for yourself.”
Our sacred vote was trampled on. Every Arizonan should be furious, regardless of Party.
My team has filed one of the strongest Election Lawsuits in history.
Don’t let the Fake News spin their lies. Read the entire thing for yourself: ⤵️https://t.co/EDytPyRllZ
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) December 12, 2022
The latest information on the suspect election shows that Maricopa County officials permitted the counting of tens of thousands of mail-in and drop-box ballots that did not satisfy signature verification requirements. Signature verification is a safeguard to confirm the signature on the ballot envelope is compared to the voter’s signature on file to ensure the integrity of the completed ballot and the identity of the voter. This is an essential means of preventing mail-in ballot fraud. If the signature associated with the ballot does not match the signature on file, the ballot should not be counted unless the signature mismatch is properly cured.
Lake’s lawsuit included the example below of a 2020 ballot envelope submitted in Maricopa County with the ballot signature shown on the left and the official file signature of the voter shown on the right.
It is abundantly clear the signatures do not match. Apparently, Maricopa has allowed these types of ballots to be processed by the tens of thousands, not just in 2022 but also during the exceptionally close races of 2020. The final count in 2020 had Trump losing by less than 11,000 votes.