Posted originally on the CTH on December 29, 2022 | Sundance
Oh, now this is just the proverbial cherry on the fishy cake in Arizona. The results of a mandatory recount in Pinal County, Arizona, are set to be released today, December 29th, showing “significant discrepancies” from the original vote. Results favoring the republican candidates [Details Here].
Then there’s this very interesting development….
“The results of the statutorily required recount in 3 races were expected to be released on December 22nd however, inexplicably, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs petitioned the courts to have the results go directly to her office and asked to postpone the release until December 29th.”
Apparently, in her role as Secretary of State Katie Hobbs filed a motion with the court to seal the final recount result until after the lawsuit filed in Maricopa County against her was concluded. That means the Lake team did not have the results of three recounts to use in court as evidence that something sketchy in Arizona had taken place.
It appears Mrs. Hobbs intentionally did not want the recount information coming out until her lawsuit to become governor was completed.
Arizona – […] There were automatic recounts in the Attorney General’s race, Superintendent of Public Instruction race, and the Legislative District 13 (LD13) House race. Arizona law was recently changed, requiring automatic recounts if a candidate wins by a margin that is less than or equal to 0.5% of total votes cast.
The approximately 300 ballot discrepancy in Pinal County stems from a “system failure,” and is expected to favor Arizona Attorney General candidate Abe Hamadeh, a Republican who is only 511 votes away from the declared winner Democrat candidate Kris Mayes.
It is believed that the issue with Pinal’s tally was known before Hamadeh and gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake filed their separate election challenges in Arizona courts. If that is the case, then both candidates were denied information that could have changed their election challenges which focused only on the mismanagement in Maricopa County on Election Day. (read more)
Perhaps, just perhaps, this new revelation will assist Mrs. Lake in her appellate case.