Recently, an order from the attorney general of Arizona went out to Maricopa County officials to hand over a report regarding its horrible handling of the recent November 8 election that resulted in the apparent victory of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs over the Republican opponent Kari Lake, claiming that many answers are required before the results of this election will be fully certified.
As part of a correspondence coming from the election integrity unit of Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s office, one lead official pointed out evidence of “statutory violations” within the contest, which consisted of Hobbs, who sits as secretary of state, oversees the elections, and ended up overcoming massive deficits not expected from polls. There were also, insanely high levels of voting machine malfunctions throughout the more conservative areas of the state’s most populous county, which ended up being quite the punchline across the country as it took close to a full week to count the votes from the event.
“These complaints go beyond pure speculation, but include first-hand witness accounts that raise concerns regarding Maricopa’s lawful compliance with Arizona election law,” expressed Assistant Attorney General Jennifer Wright in the letter sent out on Saturday addressed to Thomas Liddy, the county’s chief civil division attorney.
We've asked Maricopa County for answers.
This is what we get in return.pic.twitter.com/ENKq4hTnMc
— Kari Lake War Room (@KariLakeWarRoom) November 18, 2022
Wright called for a complete report on just how tabulator and printer malfunctions at some 60 Maricopa voting areas were dealt with that day, along with a copy of the Official Ballot Report from each of the voting locations, including any and all discrepancies and their subsequent explanations. The machines had been tested the day prior to the elections and zero issues had been discovered, highlighted the letter.
After leading throughout various polls by margins almost in the double digits as they made their way into the elections, Lake spoke out about her hefty skepticism that the election had been carried out honestly, stating “Arizonans know B.S. when they see it.” Currently, her team has been searching out and posting testimonials from various voters who claimed that they had been turned away on election day as they attempted to vote, and saw their ballots were marked defective or tabulated entirely wrong.
The letter from Wright points out possible legal violations in the way that the workers at the poll sites dealt with the ballots that could not be submitted to the tabulators. There were a large number of reports that those ballots were collected apart from the rest with no attempt made at proper security for them.
“Maricopa County appears to have failed to adhere to the statutory guidelines in segregating, counting, tabulating, tallying, and transporting the ‘Door 3’ ballots,” expressed Wright. “In fact, Maricopa County has admitted that in some voting locations, ‘Door 3’ non-tabulated ballots were commingled with tabulated ballots at the voting location.”
Wright spotlighted a sworn statement coming from an election observer who expressed that those non-tabulated votes were placed in duffle bags and possibly commingled with tabulated votes.
“Arizonans deserve a full report and accounting of the myriad problems that occurred in relation to Maricopa County’s administration of the 2022 General Election,” stated Wright in her released statement. “As the canvass is looming, and these issues relate to Maricopa County’s ability to lawfully certify election results – the Unit requests a response to the aforementioned issues on or before Maricopa County submits its official canvass to the Secretary of State, which must occur on or before November 28, 2022.”