Huge: Arizona Returns To Paper-Only Ballots

New AZ mandate from the legislature that all electronic voting machines must comply with SCR 1037. This basically means AZ elections will be returning to a paper-only system:

Be it resolved by the Senate of the State of Arizona, the House of Representatives concurring:

That no voting system or component or subcomponent of a voting system or component, including firmware software or hardware, assemblies and subassemblies with integrated circuits or on which any firmware or software operates, may be used or purchased as the primary method for casting, recording and tabulating ballots used in any election held in this state for federal office unless:

1. All components have been designed, manufactured, integrated and assembled in the United States from trusted suppliers, using trusted processes accredited by the Defense Microelectronics Activity as prescribed by the United States Department of Defense; and

2. The source code used in any computerized voting machine for federal elections is made available to the public; and

3. The ballot images and system log files from each tabulator are recorded on a secure write-once, read-many media with clear chain of custody and posted on the Secretary of State’s website free of charge to the public within twenty-four hours after the close of the polls; and

4. The legislature transmits this resolution to the secretary of state.

I don’t believe there’s any machines out there that adhere to the above criteria that AZ could procure, even if they had the time and money to do so.

Take a moment to listen to Lake’s closing statement during her Maricopa County election fraud trial from a few days ago. Here’s some of the highlights:

  • 99 signature match checkers hidden away outside of view of any observers or cameras.

  • Valenzuela admits on stand that workers could theoretically remote into their machines and do signature verification from off-site.

  • 274,000 ballots were verified in 3 seconds or less out of 1,416,520 verifications with an approval rate of above 99%.

  • ~70,000 ballots were compared and validated in less than two seconds with an approval rate of above 99%.

  • Worker #20 verified 13,471 ballots in under 3 seconds with a 99.88% approval rate.

  • Worker #31 verified 21,461 ballots in under 3 seconds with a 99.84% approval rate.

  • Worker #34 verified 6,563 ballots in under 3 seconds with a 99.77% approval rate.

  • Worker #43 verified 12,203 ballots in under 3 seconds with a 99.93% approval rate.

  • Worker #44 verified 8,947 ballots in under 3 seconds with a 99.83% approval rate.

  • Worker #79 verified 27,196 ballots in under 3 seconds with a 100% approval rate.

  • many more such workers were identified.

  • By comparison, Election Director Rey Valenzuela himself verified over 1,600 signatures in his private office, rejecting 311. So when Valenzuela did it, he only approved about 81% (which is a fairly normal rejection rate).

  • There were only 16,000 cured ballots, leaving a quarter of a million instantly verified ballots in question.

  • Valenzuela testified they monitored the approval rate performance of all workers on a daily basis, meaning the election officials fully knew what was taking place.

  • Defendants (Hobbs) did not offer any expert testimony to rebut the numbers presented above, did not dispute the data, and did not offer expert testimony showing that it was possible to validate hundreds of thousands of signatures en masse at a rate of less than three seconds each, which a plaintiff expert testified was impossible.

  • Ballots were sent back from level two review to the initial level one review, forcing level one reviewers to re-review ballots they had already rejected. (Since there were many level one reviewers just blindly approving, this meant those ballots would likely be approved after having initially been rejected by a legitimate reviewer.)


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