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Investigation Opens Over Irregularities In Maricopa County's Handling of The Midterm Elections

John Galt

Updated: November 22, 2022

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Editor’s Note:

EDITOR'S NOTE: Failed Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake prompted the state’s attorney general’s office to launch an investigation into the Maricopa County elections process, suspecting that, like the 2020 Presidential Election, it may have been rigged. Upon losing the gubernatorial race, she immediately told the media “Arizonans know BS when they see it.” You’d think that one would need some time to gather proof of a BS outcome before making such a claim. But again, we’re not sure, by the language, whose BS she’s really talking about. At any rate, Lake’s statement tells us something about the current state of the American mindset. If you win, you’re right; if you lose, they’re wrong (sort of like “heads I win, tales you lose”). Meanwhile, most Americans would point fingers at the Federal Reserve for its failed manipulative practices while defending the values of the fiat currency system (the good old US dollar), if only to add more irony and contradiction to the mix. With so many contradictions feeding the American psyche, we’re seeing inputs feed into inputs and outputs excrete into outputs. What you get is a blaring feedback loop of short-circuit noise on a systemic level.

The Arizona attorney general's office has launched an investigation into irregularities in Maricopa County's handling of the midterm elections.

AG Mark Brnovich's election integrity unit has demanded a full report of well-publicized irregularities, and what he claims is evidence of "statutory violations."

The letter, sent late Saturday by Assistant AG Jennifer Wright to the county's top civil division attorney, Thomas Liddy, is a major escalation over widespread problems with voting tabulators and printers, which delayed the declaration of a winner in razor-thin races in the attorney general's race and the gubernatorial race.

Gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake has questioned the media's premature declaration that her opponent, Democrat Katie Hobbs - who wasn't exactly popular, won.

The letter demands a full report on how voting machine and printer issues were handled, along with a copy of each polling location's Official Ballot Report, as well as explanations for any discrepancies.

Wright also demanded that the evidence be turned over before the final vote certification which is due Nov. 28.

"These complaints go beyond pure speculation, but include first-hand witness accounts that raise concerns regarding Maricopa’s lawful compliance with Arizona election law," reads the letter. "Furthermore, statements made by both Chairman Gates and Recorder Richer, along with information Maricopa County released through official modes of communication appear to confirm potential statutory violations of title 16."

Among the potential legal violations are poll workers giving improper instructions to voters whose ballot tabulations were delayed by the issues.

"Maricopa County appears to have failed to adhere to the statutory guidelines in segregating, counting, tabulating, tallying, and transporting the ‘Door 3’ ballots," wrote 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.

"Further, we have received a sworn complaint from an election observer indicating that more than 1700 “Door 3” non-tabulated ballots from one voting location were placed in black duffle bags that were intended to be used for tabulated ballots."

Originally published on Zero Hedge.

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