According to Adrian Fontes, secretary of state for Arizona, the state would not enforce a law prohibiting electronic voting machines that was enacted by the state legislature.
To guarantee that “no voting system, components, or subcomponents of a voting system or component… is allowed to be utilized or bought as the primary means for the casting, recording, or calculating of ballots utilized in any election taking place in this state for federal office,” Arizona Senator Anthony Kern introduced the legislation.
Senator Wendy Rogers, a patriotic Arizonan, praised the resolution on a variety of conservative radio stations and podcasts this week, and it was subsequently adopted by both the Arizona House and Senate.
Adrian Fontes, the secretary of state for Arizona, said in a statement that the administration will ignore the decision and conduct future elections as normal.
“Senate Concurrent Resolution 1037, which expresses a wish to limit the use of specific electronic voting machines, isn’t legally enforceable and has no effect. According to particular standards stated in federal and state legislation, election equipment must be approved by the state and federal governments,” Fontes stated in his statement.
“Arizona is following that certification procedure, and all relevant electoral equipment utilized there is certified. It would need a normal law approved by the legislature as well as signed by the governor to alter those standards or the certification procedure, which isn’t the case with this non-binding resolution. For all other legal matters, we refer to the Attorney General’s office,” he continued.
According to a Big League Politics survey, the majority of Arizonans think election fraud impacted the outcomes of the 2022 midterm elections:
In a survey done by Rasmussen along with College Republicans United, 55% of prospective Arizona voters said they thought it was likely—including 35% who said it was extremely likely—that issues with the 2022 election in Maricopa County had an impact on the result.
40% of probable voters said it’s unlikely that issues in Maricopa County affected the result of the election, including 29% who think it’s not at all likely.
By over 17,000 votes, Democratic opponent Katie Hobbs defeated Republican contender Kari Lake. There were 2.5 million votes cast in all.
After hearing about issues with the Maricopa County vote count on Election Day, Lake called the election “botched” and said: “This isn’t about Democrats or Republicans. This is a discussion on our precious right to vote, which was regrettably denied to many people on November 8th.”
Author: Scott Dowdy