In a recent development in the Kerry Lake case, new evidence has been released that raises concerns about the integrity of the election process. The evidence, presented in a nine-minute video by Kerry Lake’s War Room, alleges secret testing and manipulation of tabulators in Maricopa County.
According to the video, Maricopa County performed secret testing on the tabulators on October 14th, 17th, and 18th, after the legally required logic and accuracy test had already been conducted. The video claims that out of the 446 tabulators tested, 260 failed, but were still used on Election Day. Additionally, 59 tabulators failed on Election Day itself, despite being certified as good. The failures were allegedly ignored, and the tabulators were put into production.
The video goes on to point out that these actions violate the election procedures manual, which states that once the machines are sealed and certified, they should not be opened or manipulated. The evidence suggests that the tabulators were reprogrammed after certification, which raises concerns about the accuracy and integrity of the election results.
During the trial, Lake’s team attempted to introduce this new evidence, but the judge only allowed the count related to signature verification to proceed, excluding other counts. The video raises questions about the actions taken by Maricopa County officials and highlights the need for further investigation.
Several points are raised regarding the Kerry Lake case and the alleged election irregularities in Maricopa County. Here are the key points mentioned:
- Secret Testing on Tabulators: It is claimed that Maricopa County performed secret testing on tabulators on October 14th, 17th, and 18th, which is said to be a violation of the law. The transcript suggests that the tabulators were reprogrammed and changed after the legally required logic and accuracy test.
- Tabulator Failures: According to the Kerry Lake War Room Twitter account, 260 out of 446 tabulators failed the testing, but they were still used on Election Day. It is alleged that these failures were ignored and the tabulators were put into production regardless.
- Certification Voided: The transcript suggests that changing the tabulators after they were certified voids the certification. It argues that opening sealed equipment and modifying it after it has been verified compromises the integrity of the election process.
- Lack of Documentation: The transcript questions the lack of documentation and logs regarding the testing and changes made to the tabulators. It claims that the records for the spare tabulators, which were tested, were not properly documented, making it difficult to know which election program was running on them.
- Unauthorized Reprogramming: It is argued that reprogramming the memory cards of the tabulators after the logic and accuracy testing was not authorized. The transcript highlights that the manual for Arizona’s elections specifies that once the equipment is programmed and sealed, it should not be modified without approval.
- Election Day Issues: The transcript points out that there were problems with tabulators on Election Day, as shown in videos. Ballots were being rejected, and there were issues with paper jams and reading the ballots, potentially causing disenfranchisement.
- Criticism of Officials: There is criticism of Arizona officials, including Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer, suggesting that they are downplaying the allegations and gaslighting the public. The resignation of Governor Hobbs’ Chief of Staff is also mentioned, highlighting internal tensions and turnover within the administration.
The reaction to this new evidence has been mixed. Arizona officials, including Secretary of State Stephen Richer, have defended the actions, claiming that the changes made were authorized and part of the normal testing process. However, critics argue that the changes made after certification undermine the integrity of the election and should be investigated further.
In another development, Katie Hobbs, the Governor of Arizona, faced a setback as her Chief of Staff, Ali Bone, resigned from her administration. Bone’s resignation marks the fourth departure of a top advisor from Hobbs’ office within the first six months of her term. The resignations contribute to the instability within Arizona’s government and raise questions about Hobbs’ leadership.
Kerry Lake, determined to pursue justice, has promised to appeal the decision and continues her fight for election integrity. She has also announced the launch of a new voter outreach organization aimed at registering voters and ensuring fair elections.
As Arizona remains a critical state in national politics, the revelations in the Kerry Lake case and the subsequent reactions underscore the need for vigilance and a thorough investigation into the allegations of election misconduct.