‘298,000 ballots in 36 hours?’: Arizona trial exposes suspicious election activity

by Josh Cohen

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Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake just dropped a bombshell regarding election integrity in Arizona as the trial for her lawsuit against Maricopa County continues.

On Wednesday, the GOP nominee in the 2022 Arizona gubernatorial election tweeted:

“298,000 ballots in 36 hours?

Whistleblower: ‘We really didn’t start to see any of the election night data until Wednesday afternoon. And then by Friday, it was done. All 298,000. We were done with them is what we were told.

Which made no sense if we could only do 60,000 or 70,000 a day. We surely couldn’t have done that in 36 hours.’“

The Maricopa County trial commenced Wednesday, placing the spotlight on serious allegations concerning election procedures and the rapid processing of a substantial number of ballots.

Lake’s claim takes center stage, accusing Maricopa County of failing to comply with state law by neglecting higher-level signature reviews for early ballots flagged by low-level signature verifiers. Moreover, questions surrounding the astonishing speed of processing 298,000 ballots within a mere 36 hours have sparked additional concerns about the integrity of the electoral process.

Lake’s specific allegation focuses on Maricopa County’s failure to perform higher-level signature reviews for early ballots with inconsistent signatures.

According to the claim, instead of conducting the necessary scrutiny, all flagged ballots were counted without further examination. This alleged non-compliance with state law and election procedures raises fundamental questions about the accuracy and fairness of the electoral process.

The speed at which 298,000 ballots were reportedly processed within a compressed timeframe of 36 hours has raised eyebrows and intensified scrutiny.

The whistleblower’s revelation adds another layer of intrigue, suggesting that the election night data only became visible on Wednesday afternoon, leaving limited time for such an immense task. The stark contrast between the alleged processing speed and the known capacity of 60,000 to 70,000 ballots per day has ignited skepticism regarding the feasibility of such rapid processing.

The trial centers around Lake’s allegation of non-compliance by Maricopa County. The primary objective is to determine whether the county violated state law and election procedures by disregarding higher-level signature reviews for flagged early ballots.

The trial serves as a crucial platform for presenting evidence and assessing the veracity of the claim, with potential ramifications for future election processes and public confidence in the system.

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