Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Ariz. Official Faced Arrest for Not Approving Vote Results; Maricopa Certifies Elections, Cochise Balks

'You're not losing friends because of the way you handled this election. You're losing friends because you're evil and corrupt... '

(Mark Pellin, Headline USA) Several Arizona counties, including officials from Maricopa already under fire for gross failings that negatively impacted Republican candidates, on Monday certified the dubious results of the state’s 2022 midterm elections, with some decisions being made under threat of felony arrest.

Officials from Cochise County, also on Monday, continued to holdout approving the suspect results and delayed a so-called canvas of the votes until Friday, when they want to hear more about widespread concerns over ballot tabulators that allegedly malfunctioned, the Associated Press reported.

The move from Cochise officials was immediately challenged by the state’s totally unbiased top election official, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, a Democrat who tacitly ran and oversaw the midterm elections despite being on the ballot for governor.

Hobbs, who had consistently refused to debate Republican challenger Kari Lake, allegedly won the gubernatorial tilt that, along with a contentious Senate race, was marred by widespread irregularities and reports of voter disenfranchisement.

In at least one instance Monday, the state’s elections goons apparently used blatant intimidation tactics to force county officials who had questions about the results to certify those results.

“I have no choice but to vote ‘aye’ or I will be arrested and charged with a felony,” said Mohave County Board of Supervisors member Ron Gould. “I don’t think that is what our Founders had in mind when they used the democratic process to elect our leaders.”

The quislings on the Maricopa County board dutifully capitulated to Hobbs’s marching orders, despite concerns from dozens of residents and elections officials who testified that thousands of votes were disenfranchised by long lines and failing ballot tabulators, the Gateway Pundit reported.

One elections worker said that his polling location was “inoperable” when it went to open and that “at least 50 people were turned away” by 7 a.m., while an elections marshal said that voting machines were misreading ballots the whole day and that scanners lost power at her voting center.

“When you certify something, you’re saying that it is trustworthy,” one former prosecutor blistered the Maricopa board on Monday.

“There’s nothing trustworthy about this,” he said. “You are vote-traffickers. You’ve sold us out.”

The accused vote-traffickers unanimously approved what Maricopa County Chairman Bill Gates said was an election that was “run extremely well.”

“This was not a perfect election, but it was safe and secure,” he said.

Lake, who has not conceded the botched and what critics contend deliberately fouled election, has vowed to continue fighting for election integrity and the voices of Arizona’s disenfranchised voters.

“This botched election should not be certified, especially in Maricopa County, where the board of supervisors are well aware of the catastrophic issues caused by maladministration of Supervisor Bill Gates and County Recorder Stephen Richer, who started a dark money PAC with the sole purpose of going after me, my campaign, and our movement, while they supervised the election,” Lake tweeted Monday.

“Another member of the Board of Supervisors charged with certifying this botched election has been chosen to be on Katie Hobbs’ transition team,” Lake informed.

“And perhaps the greatest conflict of interest of all: Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, the woman in charge of running her own election, who did almost zero campaigning, oversaw the botched election, is now threatening counties with legal action if they do not crown her Governor by certifying the election that she botched,” Lake added.

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