How did Katie Hobbs, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate, cheat in Arizona? Here, Patrick Byrne, the former CEO of Overstock, lays out the major scam played to skew the results produced in Maricopa County, home of Phoenix.
As many as 42.5 percent of the ballots used on election day were 19 inches in size, not the standard 20 inches in size that the tabulator machines could read. So when these 19-inch ballots were fed through the machines, the tabulators rejected them and did not count the votes. That’s how a large number of election day votes — votes generally cast by Republicans — were never counted.
The team of lawyers representing Kari Lake, the Republican candidate, introduced this evidence but the Maricopa County election officials lied about using these improperly-sized ballots. On day one, they absolutely denied these ballots existed. On day two, they acknowledged the phony ballots, but said they had only been mistakenly used in a small handful of polling stations, not enough to impact the outcome of the race.
Byrne says Kari Lake’s team found otherwise. The ballots were used across the board in every one of the six polling stations Lake was permitted to survey. These ballots, says Byrne, “will be part of the appeal, both to the Arizona Supreme Court and (if necessary) into the U.S. federal judiciary.” Needless to say, it remains to be seen whether there are any honest judges left in the United States.
Kari Lake went scored earth after the ruling, saying, “It’s a fair bet some officials in Maricopa County got coal in their stockings this year. We’ve heard those pair nicely with perjury charges.”
She singled out two specific officials — Stephen Richer and Scott Jarrett. It was Richer who delivered Zoom testimony to the trial — while vacationing in Panama. So fitting!
Jarrett was the Maricopa County election day co-chairman who changed his testimony from one day to the next on the issues surrounding the tabulated ballots that were not counted. More from Neil Johnson.
Here, Robert Gouveia offers an extensive breakout of The Twitter Files 9, from Matt Taibbi, focusing largely on Elvis Chan. Plus, Gouveia reviews Kari Hobbs’ vow to appeal the ruling of Arizona Judge Peter Thompson in the Arizona gubernatorial race. He doesn’t give her a great shot to succeed, unless she can show more concrete evidence that cheating occurred and occurred at a level that might change the outcome of the election. More from Watching the Watchers.