Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed off on the state’s election certification on Monday, declaring Joe Biden the winner. The certified results show Biden defeated Trump by just 10,457 votes. Nevertheless, the final results haven’t been decided.
On Tuesday, Ducey defended his actions in certifying the vote in his state, saying he was following the law. “Here’s what the law says. It requires the Secretary of State, in the presence of the Governor and the Attorney General, to canvass the election on the fourth Monday following the general election. That was today. This can ONLY be delayed if counties DECLINE to certify their results. ALL 15 counties in Arizona—counties run by both parties—certified their results. The canvas of the election triggers a 5-day window for any elector to bring a credible challenge to the election results in court. If you want to contest the results, now is the time. Bring your challenges. That’s the law. I’ve sworn an oath to uphold it, and I take my responsibility seriously.”
Despite Gov. Ducey’s actions, evidence supporting election fraud continues to surface in Arizona, and across the nation. On Monday, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Randall Warner, who said he wanted to err on the side of transparency, ruled in favor of Arizona Republican Party Chair Kelli Ward’s petition to examine her state’s election results. Ward and her attorneys were given permission to examine 100 duplicate ballots with results that should warrant further investigation. Ward commented, “Wow, explosive news in our lawsuit.”
In today's update, Chairwoman @kelliwardaz announces the findings from our investigation of 100 duplicate ballots, in which TWO votes were discovered to have been altered and removed from President @realDonaldTrump's total. pic.twitter.com/6Dg9zd2XGd
— Arizona Republican Party (@AZGOP) December 2, 2020
Duplicate ballots occur when a ballot is damaged and the machine can’t read it. When this happens, election workers re-create that ballot, they duplicate it for the voter, and it’s either fed back into the machine or created electronically. In their small batch of duplicate ballots, Dr. Ward and her attorneys found two ballots that were changed, both taking a vote away from President Trump. A two percent error is significant.
Dr. Ward stated that Biden electors, along with attorneys for Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, called an emergency hearing with Judge Warner asking him to mark the duplicate ballots as privileged information and to only allow their attorneys to examine them. Judge Warner refused this request.
Trump lawyers and Arizona state legislators
On Monday, Trump lawyers and key members of the Arizona legislature held a public hearing to learn more about possible abnormalities in the Nov. 3 presidential election and take a deeper look at the Dominion Voting Systems machines used in the balloting.
Cybersecurity expert and retired army Col. Phil Waldron presented an analysis of data that shows a vote spike on Election Day shortly after counting started. Waldron presented an anonymous email sent on Nov. 10 from an individual claiming to have witnessed, while at a Pima County Democratic Party in September, a comprehensive plan to embed 35,000 fraudulent votes for each Democrat candidate.
In his testimony, Waldron confirmed that on Election Day, experts witnessed Dominion voting machines communicating with Frankfurt, Germany. When asked by Giuliani about the security of votes on Dominion machines, Waldron replied, “Your vote [via Dominion] is not as secure as your Venmo account.” Waldron added that Dominion’s close lobbying ties with state government agencies, along with the infrastructure they have in place to sell their services, might influence decisions regarding their use.
Also delivering stunning expert testimony at Monday’s hearing was mathematician Bobby Piton. He stated that he believes the numbers in Arizona are fraudulent, saying he would “stake his life” on it based on the mathematically problematic data. Piton’s Twitter account was suspended during his testimony.
Trump attorney Jenna Ellis noted that between Arizona, Pennsylvania, and Michigan, dozens of witnesses have come forward to give firsthand accounts of election fraud, making it impossible for these states to move forward in good faith with their false election certifications. In Arizona, she pleaded with lawmakers, saying, “You’re the last step to make sure that this election is not corrupted. Again, we aren’t asking you to step in and overturn an election. We are asking you to step in to make sure that the corruption that occurred here does not stand.”
Encouraging Arizona legislators to do the right thing, Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani stated, “It’s your power. It’s not theirs. Whatever power the governor or secretary of state thinks they’re exercising—it isn’t theirs. It’s the legislatures. You can take it back . . . have the courage to do that. In history, I swear to God, you will be heroes.” He reminded them this right has already been decided by the United States Supreme Court.
Other efforts impacting Arizona
Multiple whistleblowers came forward in yesterday’s Amistad Project press conference in Virginia. Project Director Phill Kline called the testimonies “compelling” and said that they provide “powerful eyewitness accounts of potential ballot fraud on a massive scale.” Kline added that the evidence is combined with unlawful conduct by state and local officials, “including accepting millions of dollars of private funds to undermine the integrity of this election.” He said the Amistad Project has collected sworn expert testimony alleging that “over 300,000 ballots are at issue in Arizona; 548,000 in Michigan; 204,000 in Georgia; and over 121,000 in Pennsylvania.”