Kari lake’s team is tired of all of the stonewalling by the corrupt Maricopa County election board, specifically by the equally corrupt Scott Jarrett. They are now appealing to the Arizona Supreme Court. They believe, rightly so, that the evidence points to an intentional act of election sabotage. Maricopa County openly admits that they changed the memory cards after the October 11th deadline. Jarrett admits the cards were changed between October 14th and October 18th without the mandatory public notice.
In an October 15 Brief, Maricopa County:
“makes demonstrably false or misleading arguments to distract the Court from the evidence and admissions showing that Maricopa blatantly violated Arizona election laws, falsely certified it conducted L&A testing on October 11, 2022, and apparently rigged the November 2022 Election to fail on Election Day.”
Sixty percent of all Maricopa machines failed to work on election day in which 3 out of every 4 voters were registered Republicans. Records show that 250,000 ballots were rejected by the tabulators in a race Lake allegedly lost by only 17,000 votes. At the same time Abe Hamadeh lost by only less than 300 votes. Hamadeh is also contesting the election results.
The testing of these newly configured machines occurred with no documentation or logging of tamper-evident seals, without providing the legally required public notice, and without political party observers, violating multiple provisions in the Elections Procedures Manual. 260 of the 446 reconfigured machines rejected ballots “with the same error codes that arose on Election Day,” according to Lake’s attorneys.
According to page 88 of the Arizona Elections Procedures Manual used in 2022:
“If the electronic voting system has not successfully passed the Secretary of State’s L&A test, the Secretary of State may schedule a re-test for a later date. Re-testing may continue during the early voting period and through the day prior to the election. However, the officer in charge of elections may not deploy any electronic voting equipment in a federal, statewide, or legislative election that has not successfully passed the Secretary of State’s L&A test.”
Kurt Olsen also gave us the following statement, urging our readers to look at the court documents and “decide for yourself”:
The Petition to Transfer this appeal directly to the Arizona Supreme Court is based on Maricopa’s admissions in their response brief in our appeal. Arizona law mandates that “all of the county’s deployable voting equipment” must be L&A tested at an event that is open to the public, press, and observers. That openness is a statutory requirement so the public can have at least some assurance these electronic voting machines will work and accurately read and tabulate the ballots.
Maricopa’s statements in its response brief show it did not conduct L&A testing on its 446 Election Day tabulators. I encourage everyone to read our briefs, which are factual, easy to read, and eye-opening. Read Maricopa’s brief, too, and decide for yourself.
We’ve asked the Arizona Supreme Court to step in now, not just because of Maricopa’s past conduct but also because the 2024 elections start next March, and Maricopa needs to be held accountable to Arizonans and follow the laws that are supposed to give people confidence in elections.