In Arizona, lawsuits alleging criminal activity related to the last midterm elections are revealing previously undisclosed truths. Arizona State Senator Sonny Borrelli has filed a lawsuit against Katie Hobbs and Maricopa County on behalf of Mohave County, alleging that Maricopa County “experimented with unproven and proprietary artificial intelligence in voter signature verification.” Republican Kari Lake is pursuing her lawsuit against the counting of the ballots.
Due to Maricopa County’s use of “unproven software programs that improperly but unavoidably influenced the judgment of poorly trained workers tasked with signature verification, in violation of Arizona statutory law, the voting strength of residents of Mohave County, Arizona, was diluted and their Constitutional rights were violated.” according to Borrelli’s lawsuit.
According to Gateway Pundit, state senator Sonny Borrelli filed the lawsuit on Monday against Katie Hobbs and Maricopa County for disenfranchising Arizona voters during the midterm elections in 2022.
The Gateway Pundit also reported that on December 15th, the Mohave County Arizona Board of Supervisors will discuss potential litigation against Maricopa County for stealing the 2022 election from the people of Arizona by illegally relying on unproven third-party artificial intelligence software to verify ballot signatures at Runbeck.
In a recent tweet, Senator Wendy Rogers criticized Maricopa County for disregarding the law and setting up its own laws.
.@SonnyBorrelli Our AZ Senate & House NEVER AUTHORIZED
Artificial Intelligence (AI) signature verification. It’s NOT in Secretary of State's Election Procedures Manual. Maricopa County flouted the law; made up their own rules; defied spirit & intent of law. They went ROGUE.
— Wendy Rogers (@WendyRogersAZ) December 13, 2022
Borrelli told The Gateway Pundit, “I’m challenging the fact that Maricopa County is the only county that used artificial intelligence to verify signatures on a ballot envelope.” He continued, “there’s nothing in the law that allows them to do that.”
“The legislature never passed a law to allow this type of technology. It’s not in the Elections Procedures Manual,” Borrelli stated “It’s obvious that Maricopa County went rogue and just did whatever they wanted to do, without any legislative authority whatsoever.”
In part, Senator Borrelli’s complaint against Maricopa County asserts:
Evidently, to try to speed up its signature verification process, Maricopa County election officials took an unproven approach in the recent general election by delegating to a private corporation and its software (“the Delegated Software”) the crucial job of assessing the veracity of signatures on approximately 1.3 million mail-in ballots and presumably ballots retrieved from drop boxes. Maricopa intended that the Delegated Software would compare a voter’s signature on a mail-in ballot or ballot retrieved from a drop box against a signature exemplar the voter had signed in the past, such as a record from the Department of Motor Vehicles. Untrained temporary workers would then be hired to review the software’s adjudications. But County election officials indulged this experiment without first putting in place safeguards to make sure it worked.
The brief elaborates on artificial intelligence and its prohibited application in Maricopa County under Arizona law. The brief also describes the county’s inability to follow the processes and the systemic defects that led to the errors, in accordance with the Arizona statutes that regulate such protocols.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
“Because Mohave County used a more rigorous system to verify signatures for mail-in ballots, Maricopa County officials, in using The Delegated Software without legally adequate human verification, diluted the voting strength of residents of Mohave County. Defendants introduced artificial intelligence software into the procedures and training of human workers in a manner not authorized by Arizona statute and antithetical to the rights and protections guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, including the fundamental right of each voter to know his or her vote counted.5 CONTINUE READING…