AZ state asst. AG refuses to certify election until questions answered

The 2022 election fustercluck continues. We have heard the numerous reports about malfunctions and irregularities in Arizona, especially Maricopa County (which by the way is the size and population of some countries): we also had the bizarre conflict of interest there that the supposedly elected candidate, Katie Hobbs (D, eila ma?) was also the Secretary of State overseeing her own election. (At the very least, she should have recused herself from the latter and deputized somebody uninvolved, in order to avoid the appearance of impropriety.)

The thing is: her Republican challenger, former TV anchor Kari Lake, is down a small enough margin (ca. 12,000 votes) that cleaning up the mess could at least theoretically reverse the result. So if only for propriety’s sake, an election audit is in order.

Needless to say, the “democracy means electing Democrats” party’s hired land sharks, er, lawyers are challenging the refusal. Tim Pool has a lot more.

I’ve been an election monitor in two countries outside the USA, and can tell you that the US makes actual banana republics look good in that regard. I was horrified to learn from the above video that “ballot harvesting” is actually legal in the state of AZ!

But anyone who questions the outcome of any election with such shoddy and begging-to-be-punked protections is an “election denier”, you see?

Yesterday, Mrs. Arbel showed me an article about a local election in Georgia where the result was reversed after a bunch of missing votes were found on a thumb drive. In this case it’s a small-time, inconsequential race, but sheesh.

In related news, Los Angeles appears to have elected far-left whack job Karen Bass as Mayor over ex-GOP businessman Rick Caruso. Assuming that this result was not “fortified” (nice euphemism for rigged), it brings to mind H. L. Mencken’s cynical quip that democracy is the theory that voters know what they want and deserve it good and hard.

ADDENDUM: mais bien sûrˆ/but of course: Colorado nightclub shooter was a “known wolf” who committed several violent felonies in 2021, involving bombs, not guns.

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6 thoughts on “AZ state asst. AG refuses to certify election until questions answered

  1. “…we also had the bizarre conflict of interest there that the supposedly elected candidate, Katie Hobbs (D, eila ma?) was also the Secretary of State overseeing her own election.”

    Brian Kemp was GA’s SecState when he first ran against Stacy Abrams to be GA Governor. Can you show us your bawling about ‘Kemp’s conflict of interest” at that time?

    There is a real conflict when SecStates run for reelection. But that conflict doesn’t go away just because the incumbent is a GOPer.

    Comment?

  2. The latest on the CO Springs shooting is that the suspect is confirmed as binary with pronouns of they/them.

    Nut job on the loose.

  3. Regarding the City of LA Mayoral election, Caruso had a slim lead (around 2000) votes at the end of the election day. The next day his lead grew to 12000 before diminishing over the next few days and by the forth or fifth day Bass had taken the lead. That was when I stopped following.

    • Indeed. I am reminded of the refrain in Multatuli’s Max Havelaar (a masterwork of 19th c. Dutch literature), where everytime he details another crime or injustice on the part of the authorities in the Dutch East Indies: “I have told you, dear reader, that my tale is repetitive.” (Ik heb U verteld, beste lezer, dat mijn verhaal eentonig is.)

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