When the Arizona Supreme Court ruled against gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake in regard to the midterm elections in which Lake alleged fraud, many thought that was the end of her case. But one part of the case was sent back to trial, and now there are more factors coming to light.
The Arizona court is keeping the case alive by ordering a trial court to conduct an additional review of the county’s procedures for verifying signatures on mail-in ballots.
New evidence shows Maricopa County falsely certified that it passed L&A testing and then secretly tested all of the tabulators on three different days. It also shows they KNEW that 260 of the tabulators WOULD FAIL on Election Day, uncoveredc.com reports. New evidence also shows that Director of Elections Scott Jarrett gave FALSE TESTIMONY at trial concerning the BOD printers failures that caused the tabulators to malfunction.
On Friday the case was in court to determine how the new action on the signature verification will go forward. This is being filed as a separate motion for relief from judgment.
Lake is asking for relief from judgment (basically a do-over) under Rule 60(b). If you have newly discovered evidence that you couldn’t have had in time for the previous trial or the fraud, misrepresentation, or other misconduct of the opposing party, you can request what Lake is requesting. And they sure do.
Expert witness Clay Parikh is back with more after doing a ton of due diligence and requesting public records etc. after the case was decided. Maricopa was forced to respond to those requests, AND data from the report (BOD Report) investigating the ballot on-demand printers were used.
The new evidence shows that Maricopa violated the law and did not do L&A testing on *any* vote center tabulators on Election Day. Further, after they certified they passed L&A on 10/11/22, they went on to secretly test all 446 of the vote-center tabulators on 10/14, 10/17, and 10/18, and KNEW 260 of them would fail on Election Day.
MORE: Jarrett LIED on the stand when he talked about the 19” ballot on 20” paper. I have been pounding this since day 1, but now we have more. Jarrett’s testimony that this occurred at only 3 vote centers and was caused by temporary technicians changing printer settings in an attempt to fix printer issues on Election Day IS FALSE.
Originally, the judge ruled against Lake for several reasons, one of them being that she had not shown *intentional* misconduct on the part of Maricopa officials. The new information seems to punch holes in that ruling. The outlet notes that the lack of integrity in voting hasn’t only occurred in 2022 but also several election cycles prior to the last midterms.
There was VERY limited discovery given to Lake before her trial. The day before the trial, their expert Clay Parikh was able to inspect a sampling of ballots from 6 vote centers. He testified that he found 19” ballot images on 20” paper in ALL SIX of those vote centers, and it had affected 48 of 113 of the combined spoiled and duplicated ballots.
Here is a key point. One of the arguments CONSTANTLY brought up over and over again here is that those spoiled ballots were duplicated, so they were counted.
What I have always pointed out is that the fact pattern belies that point. Maricopa DID NOT KEEP THE DUPE with the original – so there was no way to tell how the dupe was voted.
Jarrett was working with Parikh and told him he was unable to produce ANY OF the “duplicated” ballots.
Pointing out that the judge in the case was incorrect in summation, uncoveredc.com refers to legalities in that Jarret testified AT LEAST FOUR TIMES that he did not know of, NOR DID HE HEAR OF a 19” image printing on a 20” paper.
The *NEXT* day, Defendants brought Jarrett back to testify. Despite what I just showed you with excerpts from the transcript of the trial, he testified that just after Election Day, he had discovered that 19” ballots were found at 3 vote centers. He alleged this was caused by onsite technicians changing printer settings to a “shrink to fit” setting (fit to print) and that Maricopa was in the middle of performing a ROOT CAUSE analysis. He stated the issue was caused by “temporary technicians
When cross-examined that day, Lake asked why he hadn’t disclosed this the day before, and Jarrett wiggled around the issue. He then told us that they had hidden this from the public, and it had happened not just in 2022.
This fits all criteria for the motion to succeed. Lake didn’t have the evidence until after Maricopa fulfilled its public record requests, the log files she DID have weren’t able to be analyzed properly in the short time she was given, and the Maricopa BOD report wasn’t made available until 4/10/23.
Read court documents from the case at uncoveredc.com.