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Florida is a big state, it had about 7.7 million votes, and all were counted on the same day. Florida also had early-day voting and mail-in ballots. Florida was finished with election results in one day.
Florida is about three times larger in population when compared to Arizona, and it took days for election results. The election for Arizona’s governor was the personified version of the Stalin quote, stating that the person who counts the votes decides elections.
Katie Hobbs, Arizona’s Secretary of State, refused to recuse herself from election-related duties.
“I think it would be wise if the secretary of state seconded responsibility for ministerial oversight to either the attorney general or the Maricopa County recorder,” Richard Mahoney, the Democrat, tells TIME, referring to the elections administrator in Arizona’s largest county. “She should recuse herself from the official acts that she would normally perform as secretary and let a deputy secretary or somebody else take care of those,” adds Ken Bennett, the Republican.
The secretary of state’s office does not conduct elections. Each of Arizona’s 15 counties conduct their own elections and submit the results to the secretary of state. But Hobbs’ office is tasked with canvassing and certifying the results that each county submits.
During the ridiculous amount of time it took Arizona to count the votes, Kari Lake’s and Blake Masters’s campaigns filed a lawsuit in Arizona Superior Court. The lawsuit included Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer and Maricopa County’s Board of Supervisors.
In a previous Raging Patriots article:
The lawsuit alleges that “at least 36% of all voting centers across Maricopa County have been afflicted with pervasive and systemic malfunctions of ballot tabulation devices and printers, which has burdened voters with excessive delays and long lines.”
The suit also claims that “numerous individuals presenting to vote at some or all of these locations were unlawfully induced by poll workers to discard their ballots or otherwise forfeit their opportunity to cast a legally sufficient vote.”
It was revealed that Stephen Richer donated to the far-left resistance group, PatriotTakes.
Post Millennials reported:
PatriotTakes is a hybrid pack that describes itself on Twitter as a group of “dedicated researchers monitoring and exposing right-wing extremism and other threats to democracy.”
Data available on the Federal Elections Commission’s website shows that Richer donated $40.00 in July of this year.
During the midterm elections, Richer had to apologize for Maricopa County’s faulty tabulator machines. Apparently, the printers impacted around 17,000 ballots because the ballots weren’t read probably by the tabulators due to the ink not being dark enough.
Kari Lake’s response to the election results is something many can resonate with, not just Arizonans. We all know BS when we see it.