When the Arizona Supreme Court ruled against gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake’s allegations of malfeasance in the midterm elections, many believed her case was over. However, a portion of the case was remanded to trial, and new evidence has emerged.
The Arizona court has ordered a trial court to undertake an additional examination of the county’s procedures for verifying signatures on mail-in ballots in order to keep the case alive.
According to new evidence, Maricopa County fraudulently certified that it had passed L&A testing and then covertly tested all tabulators on three separate days. It also demonstrates that they KNEW 260 of the tabulators would fail on election day, according to uncoveredc.com. New evidence also indicates that Scott Jarrett, the director of elections, gave FALSE TESTIMONY at trial regarding the BOD printer malfunctions that caused the tabulators to malfunction.
On Friday, the court heard the case to determine how the new signature verification action will proceed. This is a distinct motion seeking relief from a judgment.
Lake is asking for relief from judgment (basically a do-over) under Rule 60(b). If you have newly discovered evidence that you couldn’t have had in time for the previous trial or the fraud, misrepresentation, or other misconduct of the opposing party, you can request what Lake is requesting. And they sure do.
Expert testimony Clay Parikh is back with additional information after conducting extensive research and requesting public records, etc., after the case was decided. Maricopa was compelled to comply with these requests, and information from the report (BOD Report) examining the ballot on-demand printers was utilized.
On Election Day, Maricopa did not conduct L&A testing on *any* vote center tabulators, according to new evidence. In addition, after certifying L&A compliance on 10/11/22, they surreptitiously tested all 446 vote-center tabulators on 10/14, 10/17, and 10/18, KNOWING that 260 of them would fail on Election Day.
MORE: Jarrett LIED on the stand when he talked about the 19” ballot on 20” paper. I have been pounding this since day 1, but now we have more. Jarrett’s testimony that this occurred at only 3 vote centers and was caused by temporary technicians changing printer settings in an attempt to fix printer issues on Election Day IS FALSE.
Initially, the judge ruled against Lake for a number of reasons, including the fact that she had failed to demonstrate intentional malfeasance by Maricopa officials. The new information appears to undermine this conclusion. The outlet notes that the lack of voting integrity occurred not only in 2022 but also in several election cycles preceding the most recent midterms.
There was VERY limited discovery given to Lake before her trial. The day before the trial, their expert Clay Parikh was able to inspect a sampling of ballots from 6 vote centers. He testified that he found 19” ballot images on 20” paper in ALL SIX of those vote centers, and it had affected 48 of 113 of the combined spoiled and duplicated ballots.
Here is the main point. One of the arguments that is CONSTANTLY brought up here is that those damaged ballots were duplicates, therefore they were tallied. CONTINUE READING…