Arizona Election Contest

Barnes summarizes the case from 1:47:40 on.

Over the weekend, lawyers for Kerri Lake filed a lawsuit against Katie Hobbs, both as contestee and in her capacity f Secretary of State, and various election officials of Maricopa County, re the gubernatorial election in Arizona this past mid-term election. You can find the lawsuit filed here.

The vote margin at present is 17,117 for Hobbs. Lawyers for Lake allege that hundreds of thousands of illegal ballots (p. 4) contaminated the final count. They also allege that tens of thousands of election day voters (p.3) were disenfranchised by tabulator and printer failures across a majority of voting centres across Maricopa County. Taken separately or together, the numbers involved are greater than the margin of victory.

According to Arizona law, citing Findley v Sorenson, “the Arizona Supreme Court held that mistakes, omissions, and irregularities in the conduct of an election may void it if they “affect the result, or at least render it uncertain.”

General Allegations

Re illegal ballots, signature matching and curing (pp. 16-20).

Re ballot printer and tabulator failures on Election Day (pp. 20-26)

Re commingling of tabulated and non-tabulated (Door 3) ballots on election day following from tabulator failures (pp. 27-29)

Re Vote Centre wait times of 60 minutes and above at dozens of vote centres, (pp. 29-37)

Re Wait times on Election Day disproportionately effected Republican voters (pp. 37-39)

Re freedom of speech violations by public officials (pp. 39-42)

Re claim that printer and tabulator failures involve procedural violations, according to an expert, that ‘can only be categorized as intentional’ (pp. 42-44)

Re absence of chain of custody documents for over 300K ballots make the election outcome uncertain (pp. 44-50)

Re the 25,000 ballots added to the total of ballots on the 1o Nov that should have been known and final by 9 Nov indicating a gross “failure to maintain security and chain of custody for the ballots as required by Arizona law (pp. 50-52)

Re conflict of interest of Hobbs as both con and Secretary of State thus overseeing her own election (pp. 52-54)

The Counts include: I. Freedom of Speech violations (p. 56); II. Illegal Tabulator configurations (pp.56-59); III. Mail-In Ballots with Invalid Signatures (pp. 59-61); IV. Invalid Chain of Custody (pp. 61-62); V. Equal Protection (pp. 62-63); VI. Due Process (pp. 63-64); VII. Non-secret mail-in ballots (p. 64); VIII. Incorrect Certification (pp. 64-65); IX. Inadequate Remedy (p. 64) and X. Federal Constitutional Rights (pp. 64-65).

Remedies sought: 1. an opportunity to inspect the Maricopa County ballots from the 2022 General Election, incl. ballot signature envelopes as well as the signatures on the voter file; 2. root cause analysis and forensic examination into the causes and extent of the printer-tabulator problems on election day; 3. trial of all disputed factual issues; 4. an order striking all signatures on the file with Maricopa County not on the ‘registration record’; 5. striking any invalid ballots or types of ballots on an absolute or prorated basis; 6. setting aside the certified result and declaring Lake the winner; or alternatively, 7. vacating the result and issuing an injunction requiring Maricopa County to reconduct the gubernatorial election in conformance with all applicable law, and the like, under the direction of a Special Master; and 8. recusing Hobbs and Richer from further participation in matters relating to the 2022 General Election or any new election.

19 thoughts on “Arizona Election Contest”

  1. Although this case concerns the gubernatorial contest, I wonder if anyone else on the docket can recontest if they find that the chain of custody issues, etc. are true?

  2. Commendably swift action from the judge:

    Judge Orders Kari Lake And Katie Hobbs To Appear At Emergency Court Hearing Over Election Lawsuit (14 Dec)

    A judge overseeing Republican Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake’s electoral lawsuit ordered Lake, Secretary of State and Arizona Gov.-elect Katie Hobbs, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors officials, and others to appear at a court hearing on Tuesday.

    I think this means the hearing is underway right now since it was due to start 2 pm ET.

  3. Schedule for lawsuit as follows:

    Christina Bobb
    The @KariLake court schedule is:
    Motions to dismiss must be filed by Thur. Lake’s response is due Sat. Replies due Sun. Oral argument on 12/19. Trial set for 12/21 and 12/22.

  4. Zyconoclastsays:
    December 14, 2022 at 1:33 pm
    Vote harder!

    Works every time.

    And more often.

    Works for the leftards, join the party.

  5. USA is corrupt and no one seems to be able to do anything about it as the mob in charge control all the tools that could be used to fix it

    The Democrats control the Federal Law Enforcement agencies and the courts (via Dept. of Justice)

    It’s become the same kind of banana republic they believe they should be playing world police to

    I don’t believe anything will come of this, and it can’t be fixed.

  6. Talk about the triumph of hope over experience, but I am mildly optimistic this time. Dunno why, maybe the force of Kari Lake’s personality.

  7. “The Democrats control the Federal Law Enforcement agencies and the courts ”

    Recall the courts (even the Supreme Court) dismissed all of Trumps challenges.

  8. to be blunt, Hobbs could back out a steamer on the carpet and it wouldn’t matter, she will still win

    she can ignore anything Lake throws up or at her and still win

    cannot see the republicans winning ever again

    USA is a dictatorship and lacks freedom of speech

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