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Explosive Letter from Arizona AG to Maricopa County is Held Up by Kari Lake as Evidence She ‘Will Become Governor’

Arizona Governor’s candidate Kari Lake is pointing to an explosive letter from the Office of the Attorney General to the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office as further evidence that she “will become governor.”

Lake told The Daily Mail on Saturday that she still believes she will become governor of Arizona.

“The way they run elections in Maricopa County is worse than in banana republics around this world,” she said in an exclusive interview, referring to Maricopa County.

“And I’ll tell you what, I believe at the end of the day that this will be turned around and I don’t know what the solution will be but I still believe I will become governor, and we are going to restore honesty to our elections,” she added.

In another interview, Lake touted her legal team and said what happened in the Arizona election is “unforgiveable.”

“Rest assured I have assembled the best and brightest legal team, and we are exploring every avenue to correct the many wrongs that have been done this past week,” Lake said in a video Thursday. “I’m doing everything in my power to right these wrongs.”

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“What happened to Arizonans on Election Day is unforgivable,” she said.

According to Maricopa County election officials, at least 60 voting locations experienced issues with their ballot-on-demand printers.

Attorney General of Arizona Mark Brnovich pointed out the “myriad problems” in the Maricopa County election. The issues, which “go beyond pure speculation,” according to the office, are detailed below.

The Attorney General office’s letter details the numerous infractions of election integrity law that transpired in the tumultuous and poorly run election in Maricopa County. The letter can be perused below:

The Elections Integrity Unit (“Unit”) of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office (“AGO”) has received hundreds of complaints since Election Day pertaining to issues related to the administration of the 2022 General Election in Maricopa County. These complaints go beyond pure speculation, but include first-hand witness accounts that raise concerns regarding Maricopa’s lawful compliance with Arizona election law. Furthermore, statements made by both Chairman Gates and Recorder Richer, along with information Maricopa County released through official modes of communication appear to confirm potential statutory violations of title 16.

Pursuant to the AGO’s authority under A.R.S. § 16-1021, the Unit hereby requests Maricopa formally respond to and address the following concerns that have been raised.

Election Day Ballot-on-Demand Printer Configuration Settings

According to Maricopa County, at least 60 voting locations had issues related to some ballot-on-demand (BOD) printers having printer configuration settings that were non-uniform, which appeared to have resulted in ballots that were unable to be read by on-site ballot tabulators. Based on sworn complaints submitted by election workers employed by Maricopa County, the BOD printers were tested on Monday, November 7 without any apparent problems. Many of those election workers report that despite the successful testing the night before, the tabulators began experiencing problems reading ballots printed by the BOD printers within the first thirty minutes of voting on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.

Based on the plethora of reports from election workers, poll observers, and voters, combined with Maricopa County’s admission that there were in fact widespread problems related to non-uniform BOD printer configuration settings, the Unit requests that Maricopa County provide a comprehensive report detailing with specificity: (1) the voting locations that had problems with either BOD printers or tabulation; (2) the specific problems at each voting location; (3) any other issues related to BOD printers and/or tabulators that may have contributed to the problems at voting locations; (4) a comprehensive log of all changes to the BOD printer configuration settings (to include the identity of individuals making changes); (5) Maricopa County’s standards for the BOD printer configuration settings as specified in internal technical specifications and/or manufacturer technical specifications; (6) the precise time the non-uniform printer configuration settings were found to be the root cause of the problem; and (7) the method used to update or reconfigure the printer configuration settings at each voting location (specifically, if technicians were sent to the voting location, when were they deployed in the field and when did they make the changes at each voting location; alternatively, if the network administrator was able to make universal changes, please detail when and how the printer configuration settings were corrected).

Election Day “Check-out” Procedures

Following widespread reports of problems at voting locations on Election Day, Chairman Gates publicly stated that voters who had already checked in to e-Pollbook, but were having difficulties voting could “check out” of that voting location, and would be able to nonetheless vote in another voting location. Based on sworn complaints received by the Unit, not only have poll workers reported that they were not trained and/or not provided with information on how to execute “check out” procedures, but many voters have reported the second voting location required the voter to cast a provisional ballot as the e-Pollbooks maintained the voter had cast a ballot in the original voting location. In fact, Arizona law specifically prohibits provisional ballots to be counted when a voter has signed multiple pollbooks. See A.R.S. 16-584(D) (If the voter’s name is not signed on the roster and if there is no indication that the voter voted an early ballot, the provisional ballot envelope shall be opened and the ballot shall be counted. If there is information2

Many media outlets have disputed that number, and some have suggested upwards to 50% of voting locations experienced one or more difficulties with issues associated with the BOD printers. See, e.g.,
https://twitter.com/Rasmussen_Poll/status/1593368258115211264?s=20&t=rVcK7487_wL6FA YuUphxfA. Notably, it has also been reported that the BOD printers were discontinued by the manufacturer prior to the 2022 General Election, but were nonetheless used. See https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/11/10/kari-lake-arizona-maricopa-county/showing the person did vote, the provisional ballot shall remain unopened and shall not be counted.) (emphasis added).

Please provide a detailed report indicating: (1) when and how poll workers were trained and/or provided with procedures on how to “check out” voters from one voting location so they could lawfully vote in another location; (2) the legal basis for the “check out” procedures in light of A.R.S. § 16-584(D); (3) why Maricopa continued to publicly encourage voters to leave a voting location after having been notified by the Unit that poll workers appeared to be improperly trained on “check out” procedures;3 and (4) a report detailing all voters who were provided a provisional ballot due to having already signed an e-pollbook at another Election Day voting location and the final disposition of their provisional ballot.

Ballots Deposited in Door 3 and Statutorily Required Election Board Close Out Duties

Due to the widespread problems in non-uniform printer configuration settings, many voters were unable to tabulate their ballots on Election Day using on-site tabulators. Instead, voters were instructed to deposit their ballot in “Door 3.” According to statements by Chairman Gates, Recorder Richer, and Maricopa County official communications, “Door 3” ballots were transported to Maricopa County Tabulation and Center to be tabulated by the HiPro 821 or Cannon G1130 tabulators at central count.

Maricopa County appears to have failed to adhere to the statutory guidelines in segregating, counting, tabulating, tallying, and transporting the “Door 3” ballots. In fact, Maricopa County has admitted that. in some voting locations, “Door 3” non-tabulated ballots were commingled with tabulated ballots at the voting location. Further, we have received a sworn complaint from an election observer indicating that more than 1700 “Door 3” non-tabulated ballots from one voting location were placed in black duffle bags that were intended to be used for tabulated ballots.

Pursuant to Arizona law, Maricopa County was required to complete “reconciliation of ballots cast against check ins”4 at the voting locations before leaving the voting location, not at central count. See A.R.S. §§ 16-564(A), -602(A), -607(A), -608(A),(B), -614, -615(A),(B), and -616; see also 2019 Elections Procedures Manual, Ch. 9 (VIII).

Please provide a copy of each voting location’s Official Ballot Report, including any discrepancies in the report and explanations for any such discrepancies. Please also provide a written statement clarifying the “reconciliation” that appears to have occurred at central count on or around November 16, 2022. Finally, please provide a written report regarding how many ballots were commingled, how many ballots were placed inside the black duffle bags intended for tabulated ballots, how and when Maricopa became aware of the related problems, and how these problems were ultimately resolved.

Arizonans deserve a full report and accounting of the myriad problems that occurred in relation to Maricopa County’s administration of the 2022 General Election. As the canvass is looming, and these issues relate to Maricopa County’s ability to lawfully certify election results – the Unit requests a response to the aforementioned issues on or before Maricopa County submits its official canvass to the Secretary of State, which must occur on or before November 28, 2022. See A.R.S. § 16-642(A).

The Letter to the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office was signed by the Assistant Attorney General Jennifer Wright and was dated November 19, 2022.

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Explosive Letter from Arizona AG to Maricopa County is Held Up by Kari Lake as Evidence She ‘Will Become Governor’ is written by Kyle Becker for trendingpolitics.com

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Former Democrat Tops NH Trump VP Poll

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In an electrifying and unexpected development, a new poll from the University of New Hampshire Survey Center reveals that former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii tops the list of preferred running mates for former President Donald Trump. This strategic choice underscores Trump’s commitment to broadening his appeal and strengthening his base with an unconventional but highly effective candidate.

Tulsi Gabbard, who initially ran for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, courageously left her party two years later to become an independent. Now, she emerges as the favorite among nearly a quarter (24%) of New Hampshire voters who are not supporting President Biden. Gabbard’s ability to connect with a diverse electorate and her staunch opposition to the far-left agenda make her a powerful ally for Trump.

Gabbard’s support stands seven points ahead of biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, indicating a strong preference for Gabbard’s unique blend of political independence and principled leadership. This shows that voters are looking for leaders who are willing to stand up against the establishment and fight for American values.

Ramaswamy, along with other notable figures like Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, have endorsed Trump, yet Gabbard’s lead suggests a deeper resonance with voters seeking a fresh and unifying voice. Her conservative principles, military background, and dedication to freedom and the Constitution make her an ideal running mate for Trump.

Trump’s consideration of Gabbard is a testament to his strategic thinking and commitment to broadening his appeal. Gabbard, a veteran of the Iraq War and an officer in the Hawaii National Guard, brings a wealth of experience and a compelling personal story as the first Samoan-American elected to Congress. Her transition from a progressive Democrat to an independent has been marked by her steadfast dedication to fundamental freedoms, resonating with many conservatives who feel disenfranchised by the current political climate.

In a Fox News town hall in February, Trump hinted that Gabbard was on his short list for running mates. Her praise for Trump, acknowledging his resilience and willingness to fight against the Washington establishment, underscores a shared commitment to challenging the status quo and defending American values against the encroachment of socialism and government overreach.

Gabbard’s familiarity with New Hampshire, a crucial swing state, adds another layer of strategic advantage. Her presence in the state during her 2020 presidential run and her support for Republican candidates in 2022 have cemented her popularity among voters who are tired of the same old politics and crave genuine change.

By considering Gabbard as a running mate, Trump demonstrates his ability to think outside traditional party lines and appeal to a broader coalition. This bold move could be the key to uniting the nation behind his campaign, bringing together a diverse group of voters eager for a leader who prioritizes American values and freedoms.

As the 2024 election approaches, the prospect of a Trump-Gabbard ticket promises an exciting and dynamic campaign. This powerful combination of leadership, experience, and dedication to conservative principles is poised to capture the imagination and support of Americans from all walks of life, ensuring a strong and united front against the progressive agenda threatening our nation’s future.

 

POLL: Would you support Tulsi Gabbard for VP?

 

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Rubio Comes Out For Mass Deportations

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In a powerful and assertive appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) voiced strong support for former President Donald Trump’s commitment to mass deportation, calling for dramatic action to address the escalating illegal immigration crisis. Rubio’s remarks come at a critical juncture as many conservatives believe the unchecked influx of illegal immigrants threatens the very fabric of American society.

Responding to host Kristen Welker’s query about Trump’s proposed migrant detention camps and plans for deporting over 11 million undocumented immigrants, Rubio underscored the necessity of such measures, stating that the actual numbers have surged far beyond past estimates. “Eleven million, that was the number ten years ago. We’re talking upwards of 25 to 30 million,” Rubio declared, highlighting the severe underestimation of the crisis by prior administrations and the urgent need to address the reality on the ground.

“The answer to your question is yes,” Rubio affirmed. “We cannot absorb 25, 30 million people who entered this country illegally. What country on earth would tolerate that? We don’t even know who most of these people are.” Rubio’s remarks underscore the critical importance of national security and the impracticality of vetting individuals from nations with unreliable documentation systems. He pointed out that many of these individuals are coming from countries where there is no reliable way to ascertain their backgrounds, posing significant risks to the safety and security of American citizens.

Rubio continued, “Unfortunately, we’ll have to do something dramatic to remove people from this country that are here illegally, especially people we know nothing about. Ten million, 11 million was the number 15 years ago. Today, it’s upwards of 25, 30 million, maybe more.” This stark depiction of the situation reflects a deep frustration with the federal government’s failure to enforce immigration laws and protect the nation’s borders.

The Senator’s call for action is a rallying cry for those who view the current situation not as mere immigration but as a “mass migration” and “invasion.” “This is not immigration. You asked me about immigration. This is mass migration, mass migration. This an invasion of the country, and it needs to be dealt with dramatically,” Rubio asserted. His use of such strong language underscores the urgency and gravity with which he and his supporters view the issue.

From a conservative perspective, the influx of illegal immigrants represents not only a breach of national sovereignty but also a direct threat to the economic and social stability of the country. Many argue that illegal immigrants take jobs away from American citizens, drain public resources, and increase crime rates. Rubio’s stance resonates with a significant portion of the American electorate who are increasingly alarmed by these impacts.

Rubio’s statements also reflect a broader conservative sentiment that the U.S. must regain control of its borders to preserve the nation’s identity and values. The proposed mass deportation plan represents a dramatic shift towards stricter enforcement policies that prioritize the sovereignty and safety of American citizens above all else. Rubio and his supporters argue that the rule of law must be restored and that illegal immigrants must face the consequences of their actions.

Rubio’s supporters herald him as a bold and necessary voice in the Senate, willing to tackle one of America’s most pressing issues head-on. They praise his unwavering commitment to securing the borders and protecting American jobs and resources from the strain of illegal immigration. Many conservatives view Rubio as a champion of the rule of law and a defender of American sovereignty, seeing his strong stance on immigration as essential to the nation’s future.

With the 2024 elections approaching, Rubio’s staunch stance on immigration is likely to play a pivotal role in shaping the Republican platform. His alignment with Trump’s hardline policies signals a continued commitment to addressing what many conservatives view as one of the most pressing challenges facing the nation today. As the debate over immigration heats up, Rubio’s call for dramatic action will undoubtedly galvanize those who believe that the time for half-measures and leniency has long passed. The future of America, they argue, depends on decisive and unwavering action to secure its borders and uphold the rule of law.

Rubio’s clear and uncompromising position on illegal immigration is a beacon of hope for many who feel that their concerns have been ignored for too long. His advocacy for mass deportation and stringent border control measures reassures his base that he is committed to protecting the American way of life. As the nation prepares for the 2024 elections, Rubio’s vision for a secure and sovereign America will likely inspire and mobilize voters who demand robust action against the illegal immigration crisis.

 

POLL: Would you support Marco Rubio for VP?

 

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Radical Dems Go to Bat for Traitor Johnson Over Ukraine

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In a recent appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA) sparked controversy with his unexpected declaration of support for House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA), despite glaring ideological disparities. Khanna’s surprising endorsement emerged in the aftermath of Speaker Johnson’s contentious facilitation of a foreign aid package, which included provisions for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan, and passed through Congress under his guidance.

During his conversation with host Jonathan Karl, Khanna’s remarks seemed to laud Speaker Johnson’s leadership, citing vague notions of civility and procedural fairness. However, this endorsement from a Democratic representative inevitably raises doubts about Speaker Johnson’s commitment to conservative principles and his integrity as a leader within the conservative movement.

Conservative circles have traditionally approached issues of foreign aid with caution, particularly when it involves nations like Ukraine, and have advocated for a policy of non-interventionism. Speaker Johnson’s forceful promotion of such a package, seemingly at odds with these foundational conservative beliefs, inevitably begs the question of his fidelity to the conservative cause and his willingness to compromise on core values for political expediency.

Khanna’s unexpected alignment with Speaker Johnson exposes a troubling trend within conservative leadership, where the steadfast commitment to conservative principles is often sacrificed in pursuit of personal ambition and political pragmatism. By throwing his support behind Speaker Johnson, Khanna inadvertently highlights the erosion of conservative values within the movement and the growing influence of moderate voices willing to dilute conservative principles for the sake of compromise.

As the debate over Speaker Johnson’s future continues, Khanna’s endorsement serves as a poignant reminder of the challenges facing the conservative movement, torn between its ideological roots and the allure of centrist compromise. Whether Speaker Johnson’s actions will have lasting repercussions for conservative leadership remains uncertain, but Khanna’s endorsement has undoubtedly reignited a fierce debate over the movement’s identity and its commitment to upholding conservative values amidst internal discord and external pressures.

 

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POLL: Is Speaker Mike Johnson a traitor to America?

 

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