Kari Lake’s Lawyer Argues That “Systemic Failure” In Voter Verification Was Also An Issue Along With Fake Signatures On Mail-In-Ballots

Credits: AZ Republic, AZ Mirror, AP

Last week, Kurt Olsen, the attorney for the GOP nominee in the 2022 Arizona gubernatorial election Kari Lake, argued that a huge amount of fake signatures on mail-in-ballots in the November election was not the only issue, as there was a full “systemic failure” in the Maricopa County as well. 

On Wednesday last week, the Supreme Court of Arizona supported almost all of the judgments given by the trial court, and the Arizona Court of Appeals favoring Maricopa County and the Democratic Governor Katie Hobbs. 

However, the Supreme Court of Arizona sent one of the claims, made by Lake, back to the trial court for a detailed review. 

Supreme Court of Arizona ruled: 

“Contrary to the ruling of the trial court and the Court of Appeals Opinion, this signature verification challenge is to the application of the policies, not to the policies themselves. Therefore, it was erroneous to dismiss this claim under the doctrine of laches because Lake could not have brought this challenge before the election.”

While talking with the host Emerald Robinson from FrankSpeech.com on Thursday, Olsen informed:

“The Supreme Court did remand this case back on the issue of signature verification, which is a very, very significant issue. There are literally over 100,000 ballots in question because of invalid signatures that were accepted and tabulated.”

Olsen argued that the case was not only about bad signatures, but it also highlights the “systematic failures” of the entire process concerning the signature verification.

Olsen explained: 

“This is not a challenge about simply a few bad signatures. … This is about a systemic failure of the entire signature verification process, which is allowing tens of thousands of ballots with signatures that don’t match the record on file. And this is the only security feature for mail-in voting.”

Lake’s legal filing with the Arizona Supreme states:

“Whistleblowers conducting signature verification at [the Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center] came forward with the evidence that Maricopa disregarded Arizona law and allowed tens of thousands of uncured ballots with non matching signatures to be counted.”

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