Yesterday, in spite of Arizona Legislators’ Hearing on Election Fraud and Irregularity which was in progress, Governor Ducey Certified the 2020 Election. Several AZ lawmakers are Rejecting Ducey’s Certification with a call for a joint resolution.
According to the Epoch Times,
“Arizona state Rep. Mark Finchem told reporters during the Nov. 30 hearing that they hope to have a resolution “within the next 24 to 48 hours.”
But the AZ legislature isn’t in session
“We are clawing our Electoral College votes back, we will not release them,” Finchem said. “That’s what I’m calling on our colleagues in both the House and Senate to do—exercise our plenary authority under the U.S. Constitution.
“There is a legal brief out there that says we are not tethered to state statute when it comes to this one question.” “A simple majority can call the House and Senate back, and in a day can pass a resolution and cause those electoral votes to basically be held,” he said. “And it is binding—I’ll see y’all in court.”
Hurdles from Leading Republican Party Lawmakers
AZCentral reported earlier in the week that neither House Speaker Rusty Bowers, (R-Mesa) or Senate President Karen Fann (R-Prescott) supported launching a special session.
“There’s no way we can say we’re going to change this now,” Senate President Karen Fann, R-Prescott, told AZCentral on Nov 19th who wrote “Fann has said she does not expect a special session and House Speaker Rusty Bowers, R-Mesa, has not signaled any interest in one.”
It’s unknown if the hearing on Monday has changed Fann or Bowers opinions, neither have responded to social media requests for comment.
Why could the hearing change their minds?
President Trump’s Attorney’s Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis and multiple witnesses testified Monday. Here are some of the central points:
- Phil Waldron, a cybersecurity expert and retired Army colonel, told a public hearing in Arizona. “The Dominion suite user manual is about an inch and a half thick. My team went back through the user manual and looked at all the instances where in the user’s manual it tells operators to connect the ethernet cords to the router, and it is—the systems are connected to the internet,” This contradicts claims that the systems are secure.
- Waldron testified that there was a major increase in Dominion Data Traffic on election day, “Our teams looked at spirographs on the Dominion network on Election Day and showed the increased web traffic, internet traffic on Election Day for Dominion servers.” “In a nutshell, these systems are not what you’ve been told, if you’ve been told anything.“
- Arizona Poll Observer Anna Orth attested according to Epoch Times “she had been told by state election officials to allow people to vote who may not have been properly registered to vote in Arizona on Election Day. “I was having to allow people to vote who literally had just moved here. A large percentage had addresses from two apartment complexes,” poll observer Anna Orth said.
- Orth said she had spoken to a “poll observer” from Los Angeles who told her “he was there to turn Arizona blue,” “We’re here specifically to turn this precinct blue. This is one of our problem ones. I came from another precinct in Maricopa [County].”
Arizona Lawmakers Are Still Challenging the Vote
The Arizona Republican Party Chair Dr. Kelli Ward filed a petition to Challenge the state’s processing of signature verification for mail-in ballots on Nov. 24th. Orth’s testimony indicated that no signature checks were conducted that she could observe.
Arizona GOP presidential elector @kelliwardaz filed a petition today with the Court to allow early inspection, in advance of a challenge to the 11/30 statewide election canvass, of mail-in ballot envelopes and signatures to ensure they were legally signed and not fraudulent. pic.twitter.com/IgdqlelXZV
— Arizona Republican Party (@AZGOP) November 25, 2020
Judging from the AZGOP’s pinned Tweet posted yesterday, this fight isn’t over yet. This morning Dr. Ward made an update: Judge Randall Warner “erred on the side of transparency” and has ruled in favor of Dr. Ward’s petition.
DO NOT CERTIFY
A FALSE ELECTION!
— Arizona Republican Party (@AZGOP) November 30, 2020
In today's update, Chairwoman @kelliwardaz highlights the top 3 latest developments: Judge Warner's decision to grant our elections contest petition, the disappointing move to certify the false results of the 2020 election, and yesterday's #ArizonaHearing on election integrity. pic.twitter.com/8dXAMR7Tt5
— Arizona Republican Party (@AZGOP) December 1, 2020