JUST IN: Katie Hobbs Files ‘Answering Brief’ In Kari Lake’s Court Of Appeals Lawsuit – Conference Set For February 1! – FILING INCLUDED
Attorneys for de-facto Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs filed an ‘Answering Brief’ in the Arizona Court of Appeals on Tuesday, asking the Court to affirm the trial court’s judgment in Kari Lake’s lawsuit to correct the stolen Midterm Election in Arizona.
The Gateway Pundit reported that Kari Lake’s appeal against Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Peter Thompson’s dismissal of her lawsuit was scheduled for conference on February 1.
Lake told Steve Bannon, “We know they stole the election, and we have more evidence coming forth.”
Hobbs and Maricopa County were given until January 17 to respond and attempt to get the case rejected.
The Gateway Pundit reported yesterday on Maricopa County’s ‘Answering Brief” submitted Tuesday. Read the filing here.
On election day, nearly 60% of machines and printers failed for in-person voters who turned out 3:1 on election day. Many did not get to vote, or they were forced to wait hours to vote and drop their ballots in a mysterious box to be tabulated later off-site. Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer also admitted the County did not keep chain of custody for likely hundreds of thousands of ballots leaving the vote centers.
With the chain of custody failures, there is no way of knowing if every legal vote was counted.
This failure happened because the printer settings were changed to print incorrectly sized ballot images onto the ballot paper.
According to cybersecurity expert Clay Parikh’s expert testimony, it was an intentional act aimed at disenfranchising Republican voters who turned out 3:1 for Trump-Endorsed candidates. This and other election catastrophes in Maricopa County stole the election from Kari Lake, Abe Hamadeh, and other Republican candidates.
In Lake’s trial with Maricopa County Judge Peter Thompson, Maricopa County Elections Director Scott Jarrett testified at least four times on one day that 19-inch ballot images were not printed onto 20-inch ballot papers, and he had “no knowledge” of this occurring. The next day, Jarrett changed his testimony to state that he learned of a fit-to-paper issue “a few days after Election Day” that printed “a slightly smaller image of a 20-inch image on a 20-inch paper ballot.”
Hobbs’ attorneys stood behind Maricopa County’s “fit-to-paper” testimony in the response below.
Despite the testimony that the “fit-to-paper” printer settings could not be changed by accident, Hobbs’ attorneys claim no evidence of intentional misconduct was presented. The Brief further states, “At three voting centers, technicians apparently altered printer settings to “shrink-to-fit” while attempting to resolve printer issues, resulting in slightly smaller images for 1,300 ballots, which tabulators could not read on-site.”
1,300 ballots from just three voting centers is a low estimate, considering that cybersecurity expert Clay Parikh attested in Lake’s trial that 42% of the ballots (48 out of 113 ballots) and 14 out of the 15 duplicate ballots examined in the Arizona Election Challenge by Kari Lake were 19-inch ballots printed on 20-inch paper.
Additionally, Intentional misconduct is an extremely high burden of proof. The election was compromised, and it did not reflect the will of the voters. Therefore, it must be redone or overturned.
Kari Lake War Room said this burden was “unnecessary and inappropriate based on both Arizona Statute and precedent.”
There is no denying that the burden of proof that Thompson set for the trial was not only impossible but also unnecessary (and inappropriate) based on both Arizona statute & precedent.
— Kari Lake War Room (@KariLakeWarRoom) January 16, 2023
Like Maricopa County, Hobbs’ team dismissed whistleblower claims that there was no chain of custody for hundreds of thousands of ballots and that signatures were not verified for tens of thousands of votes. Instead, they claim that they followed all chain of custody requirements and that “initially flagged ballot envelopes were accepted, precisely as contemplated by Maricopa’s Election Plan’s multiphase signature verification process.”
They admit that mail-in ballots are not counted until they are transported to liberal-owned Runbeck Election Services in a Penske truck. The filing claims that a mere estimate of ballots “based on the number of trays” is “consistent with the EPM’s requirements to count ballots upon their arrival at MCTEC.”
The attorneys further admit that “Maricopa does not document the specific number of early ballots” until the ballots are transported to Runbeck.
They finally contend that Lake delayed filing her lawsuits, “took no action to accelerate her appeal,” and that Katie Hobbs is now the “Governor.” However, The Gateway Pundit reported that Arizona already had one gubernatorial election overturned by the courts nearly one year after the election due to a miscount of votes.
Read Katie Hobbs’s full response below:
The Gateway Pundit will continue to provide updates on Kari Lake’s Historic election lawsuit!