A top Maricopa County elections official admitted Thursday in the Kari Lake election challenge trial that incorrect Election Day changes to ballot-on-demand printer settings were a factor in ballots being rejected by tabulators.
Lake, the 2022 Arizona GOP gubernatorial nominee, is suing her Democratic opponent, Governor-elect and Secretary of State Katie Hobbs; Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer; the county Board of Supervisors; and county Director of Elections Scott Jarrett.
Lake’s case alleges the “number of illegal votes cast in Arizona’s general election … far exceeds the 17,117 vote margin” between her and Hobbs.
Jarrett, who testified as a witness for the plaintiff on Wednesday and as a witness for the defendants on Thursday, admitted under direct examination by defense counsel that the county is conducting a root cause analysis of the Election Day issues. During this post-election analysis, the county found last month that one of the problems with ballot-on-demand printers was a “fit-to-paper” or “shrink-to-fit” setting adjusted on Election Day, Jarrett said.
Maricopa County has admitted that 70 of its 223 vote centers experienced ballot printer issues on Election Day, while Lake alleges in her lawsuit that about 132 of them did.
Under cross-examination by Lake’s counsel, Jarrett explained that the setting was changed by a temporary technician at one of the vote centers who was trying to find a solution to the printer issues. The setting was adjusted on the tech’s own initiative, not at the direction of the Maricopa County Elections Department, Jarrett testified.
As test prints were done for vote centers prior to Election Day, no shrink-to-fit printer setting issues were identified, Jarrett said. He he didn’t know if all technicians were asked about the shrink-to-fit issue.
Jarrett testified that the printer settings were changed at only three vote centers, affecting nearly 1,300 ballots, and that no other Door 3 ballots in the county that weren’t read by tabulators had that issue. He noted that ballots from one of those vote centers had been inspected on Tuesday by Lake’s inspector, who was her cybersecurity expert during the trial, Clay Parikh.
Parikh, however, testified on Wednesday that 14 out of 15 Election Day ballots he viewed on Tuesday from six vote centers were printed incorrectly.
Just a few years ago there was a incident where voting machine was switching the Republican vote over to the Democrats and Democrat was caught with a Voting Machine in their car
They have modems, now they dont even have to be in the country to switch the vote. Just any WI-FI available, got a smart thermostat? Every Starbucks store has one.
These people assume everyone is as stupid as Democrats and simply believe the first excuse tossed out for their consumption, without question. But I have a few.
First, if this issue came up before, why didn’t they fix it? Why not adjust the printed image and the machines designed to read them to be compatible?
Next, this “technician” wasn’t smart enough to consider that the machines designed to read that image might have a problem with a 5% reduction in size?
And last, are Democrats not aware of the heightened sense of suspicion around elections since 2020? Did they not consider making every effort to eliminate any and every possible appearance of election malfeasance? Maybe, but since election malfeasance was their goal, I guess they didn’t take that last part that seriously.
The very first problem, even only as far as eliminating as much suspicion as possible, is having Hobbs in control of the election, which is just absolutely stupid. But, if election fraud is your goal, who cares, shut up and quit your complaining.
At the 2:40 mark the entire case is exposed
Democrats are doing what they usually do, throw one lie after another against the wall and see if anything sticks.
If an election is to be determined by a majority of a single vote, and that can be procured by a party through artifice or corruption, the Government may be the choice of a party for its own ends, not of the nation for the national good.
If they were already working on a “root causes” investigation (hopefully with more determination than whore Kamala’s work on the open border issue), then they were fully aware of a serious problem with the election. So, why were they (Democrats) pushing so hard for certification? If there was enough problem to warrant a “root causes” investigation, was it not possible the outcome was not altered?
Only the willfully ignorant do not see the elements of election fraud.
I listened to the closing arguments,Democrats, “these people caused the chaos by showing up and voting on election day.”
They didnt vote by mail or early.
Oh those ballots that couldnt be read because of print size, well we knew about that for 2 previous elections and dont worry we are investigating that shit.
Thats as good as WECs “Illegally curing ballots didnt bother anyone before this time.”