An Arizona judge has ruled in Yavapai County that former Secretary of State imposed illegal signature verification methods upon the state in the 2020 and 2022 elections. This was just one of the methods that former Secretary of State Katie Hobbs used to help steal the 2020 election from Donald Trump.
Hobbs then managed to steal the Arizona Governor’s mansion for herself in 2022 through the same methods, when she inexplicably defeated the second-most popular MAGA candidate in the entire country (Kari Lake).
This is an important victory, because it takes yet another method of cheating off the board for Democrats in 2024.
Under plain Arizona law, a voter’s signature on the outside of their mail-in ballot envelope has to match the signature in their voter registration file. There’s no deviation from that in the law.
Yet in 2020, and again in 2022, Katie Hobbs allowed election workers to verify signatures using anything and everything. This is kind of hard to explain, so here’s a simplified example.
Let’s say you’re a Democrat voter in Arizona. When they flooded the entire system with mail-in ballots in 2020, you received a ballot in the mail intended for someone who used to live at your address. Since you are a Democrat, you have no moral compass, so you feel like the end justifies the means if you cheat to defeat Republicans in elections (especially the Big Orange Cheetoh Man of your nightmares). You fill out the ballot, vote for Joe Biden, scribble a fake signature on the envelope, and mail it in.
The signature rejection rate in 2020 fell to 0.8%, down from the traditional 3 to 4% in years past. Former Secretary of State Katie Hobbs told election workers and clerks to accept virtually everything, since they needed to defeat Donald Trump.
When 2022 rolls around, you once again receive a ballot intended for the person who lived at your address previously. No problem! You know exactly what to do. You cast the fraudulent ballot for Katie Hobbs, scribble your fake signature on the envelope, and mail it in.
Except in 2022, there’s now a record of your fake signature in that other voter’s file. Never mind the fact that it doesn’t match the voter’s original signature in their registration paperwork. It’s a signature in that person’s file, and it matches, and that was good enough for Secretary of State Katie Hobbs—especially since she was running for governor and refused to recuse herself from administering her own election.
The Superior Court for Yavapai County has ruled that Katy Hobbs broke Arizona law by allowing such slipshod signature verification practices. In his decision, Judge John Napper wrote that “the legislature intended for the recorder to attempt to match the signature on the outside of the envelope to the signature on the documents the putative voter used to register.”
A group called Restoring Integrity and Trust in Elections (RITE) sued the Arizona Secretary of State’s office in March to challenge the authority of the Secretary of State to rewrite election laws on her own without any input from the legislature. RITE says that when Katie Hobbs allowed her instructions to apply to every county in Arizona unilaterally, it resulted in “ballots [being] counted despite using a signature that did not match anything in the voter’s registration record.”
Judge Napper has ordered counsel for both sides to appear for a conference on September 19, to talk about how to move forward. The Democrats now have one less tool in their voter fraud toolbox to use in the 2024 election.
These incremental court victories are the reason why I’m so confident that Donald Trump is going to win next year. Arizona just lost their signature verification trick. Last year, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that it’s illegal to have Zuckerberg drop boxes outside on the sidewalk in random, out-of-the-way places. They have to be situated inside an official elections office. And so on.
These may seem like small victories, but if we take away one cheating tool here, and another cheating tool there, it’s enough to put President Trump over the top next year. The Democrats are obviously worried that they can’t use the same methods to cheat next year that they used successfully in 2020 and 2024. Jack Smith is getting ready to indict President Trump again very soon, because the Democrats know they can rig 2024 as easily as they did last time.