A federal judge announced he will hear evidence against the use of electronic voting machines in Arizona’s upcoming midterm elections. This is a shocking development for political observers who have been suspicious of electronic ballot counters for a very long time. The next election is just days away.
The court action will occur on Thursday, July 21, and the lapdog media is remaining silent about it, which should not surprise the majority of us.
Judge John J. Tuchi granted the hearing on Monday in response to a request for a preliminary injunction against the use of electronic voting machines and subsequent motions to dismiss filed by defendants Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors.
Hobbs, a government official and socialist activist, has been key in preventing any changes to computerized counting devices.
Tuchi is a United States District Court for the District of Arizona federal judge. Before entering the court, he served as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Arizona District. President Barack Obama nominated him to a position on the United States District Court for the District of Arizona on September 19, 2013. On May 14, 2014, the United States Senate approved Tuchi by a vote of 96-0.
The initial injunction was reportedly sought by Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake and Arizona state representative Mark Finchem, who is vying for secretary of state.
“This is a civil rights action for declaratory and injunctive relief to prohibit the use of electronic voting machines in the State of Arizona in the upcoming 2022 Midterm Election,slated to be held on November 8, 2022 (the “Midterm Election”), unless and until the electronic voting system is made open to the public and subjected to scientific analysis by objective experts to determine whether it is secure from manipulation or intrusion. The machine companies have consistently refused to do this,” the complaint read.
“As there is substantial overlap in the motions, the Court will entertain consolidated presentations from the parties,” the judge ordered. “Plaintiffs will have no more than two hours to present all argument and, as pertains to their application for injunctive relief, evidence. Defendants shall have no more than three hours collectively to present their argument and evidence.”
In their complaint, Lake and Finchem asserted that they had “a constitutional and statutory right to have their ballots tallied correctly and openly so that only lawful votes decide the victors of each position contested in the Midterm Election.”
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“The use of untested and unverified electronic voting machines violates the rights of Plaintiffs and their fellow voters and office seekers, and it undermines public confidence in the validity of election results,” the complaint reads. “Just as the government cannot insist on ‘trust me,’ so too, private companies that perform governmental functions, such as vote counting, cannot be trusted without verification.”
On July 21, a federal judge will hear the request from @KariLake and @RealMarkFinchem for a preliminary injunction to block the use of electronic machines in elections. Sets up to three hours for the hearing. CONTINUE READING…