The Grand Canyon State was reported to be the focal point of electoral cheating scandals during both the 2020 and 2022 elections, with Maricopa County at the center of all of it. A lot of theories on the election rigging in the said state have been swirling around online and offline but, according to the news outlet that has specialized in the collection and publication of public opinion information since 2003, the choice of paper used for printing the ballots could be the key to unraveling the mystery.
"It turns out that there was only one type of paper that was approved for ballots. However, for some mysterious reason, there were 10 different types of paper used. What does that tell you? Well, for most critical thinkers, that would mean there were a whole hell of a lot of fake ballots out there, to the tune of about 200K. That's less than what Biden won the state by," Rasmussen reported.
ICYMI: Only 1 official ballot paper type was approved in Maricopa County AZ for all 2020 election counted ballots, yet 10 types were discovered by voter-volunteers amounting to over 200,000 ‘non-conforming’ ballots that were all counted in a race Joe Biden ‘won’ by far far less. https://t.co/EnpgKbSrTB
— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) September 22, 2023
It was only in Maricopa County that voters got to examine all of their own 2020 ballots after certification. The pivotal audit was authorized and supervised by voter volunteers with the approval of the state senate and they found a lot of issues. "I would watch the ballots go by, and there were odd patterns. Seven of those ballots were for Biden, one for Trump, seven for Biden, one for Trump, seven for Biden, and one for Trump. That clearly doesn't … that's not statistically possible," the audit further revealed.
Also, a lot of things were not organic, according to the voter volunteers. For example, the bubbles being filled in are absolutely perfect, like they were printed. "It was obviously not done by a human hand. A human being did not do that, the auditors added and pointed out that it could only be printed by people who had access to the proprietary AZ ballot software.
Moreover, after the volunteers checked a ballot, they observed that the paper was very thin and so much unlike the paper of the approved official ballot. "All counted ballots" in the county are printed on 80lb. VoteSecure ballot paper and 10 different types/weights of paper were found by the volunteers who examined the 2.1 million ballots. But of course, mainstream independent investigative journalism outlets claimed these are all 'baseless claims.'
The issue of the fraudulent 2022 elections in Arizona is still hot in the oven after less than a year. Critics are wondering about the developments of the case as several damning reports came out already pointing out the possible rigging. A Twitter user replied to Rasmussen's fake ballots scandal saying, "And yet besides Kari Lake I don't see any Republicans doing anything about it to safeguard future elections, that just tells me they are in on it or they would shut down all funding until they got to the bottom of it. No other problem is greater than unsecured elections."
Another one, who seemed to be hopeless at the moment said: "Wake me up when people start going to jail…."
— Cyber Journey (@CyberJourneyKs) September 22, 2023
Meanwhile, the defeated Arizona Republican nominee for governor, Kari Lake's trial in a lawsuit requesting to access 1.3 million voters' signed ballot envelopes is now in the hands of a judge after wrapping up midday on Monday. According to Maricopa County Superior Court Judge John Hannah, he would issue a ruling as soon as possible after closing arguments in the two-day bench trial. Election officials stood by their argument that state law mandates the signatures on the envelopes remain confidential. However, as per Lake's legal counsel, she has a right to look into how the county runs its election operations and that people's signatures are public in other places, such as property deeds.
AP reported that this is Lake's third trial related to her election loss. She previously lost two trials that challenged her competitor Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs' "victory" by more than 17,000 votes. In the second trial, a judge rejected a misconduct claim Lake made about ballot signature verification efforts in Maricopa County, home to Phoenix and where more than 60 percent of the state's voters live. (Related: Kari Lake's legal challenge to 2022 election in Arizona fails with judge tossing final case: The steal is complete.)
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