Democrat secretary of state sends criminal referral to attorney general claiming Kari Lake’s disclosure of mismatched ballot signatures violates state law.
Lake simply shared publicly available information stemming from her lawsuit challenging the rigged midterm election.
The Democrats leading Arizona’s top offices are now seeking potential felony charges against Kari Lake for sharing mismatched ballot signatures exposing the rigged midterm election.
Arizona’s Republican gubernatorial candidate earlier this month had tweeted out images of redacted early ballot affidavits compared with signatures from redacted voter registration records.
“Today’s Senate Testimony CONFIRMS nearly 40,000 ballots illegally counted (10% of the signatures reviewed). I think all the ‘Election Deniers’ out there deserve an apology,” Lake tweeted.
Arizona Secretary of State Adrian Fontes (D) on Monday sent a criminal referral to Attorney General Kris Mayes (D) in response, claiming Lake’s tweet disclosing mismatched ballot signatures is a violation of state law.
“The protections afforded by this subsection prohibit posting any information derived from voter registration forms or precinct registers to the internet, and under no circumstance may a person other than the voter or [a] statutorily authorized person reproduce a voter’s signature,” read the referral.
Fontes, whom Lake called “a former lawyer for Mexican drug cartels,” also noted that violation of this law is a class 6 felony, which is the least severe in Arizona, and could include fines, probation or a prison sentence from four months to nearly 6 years.
What Fontes failed to mention is the images Lake shared were used in her lawsuit and made public by the Arizona Senate Elections Committee last week.
As DC Draino pointed out, it appears the AZ secretary of state is more outraged at Lake’s disclosure of election fraud evidence than the fraud itself.
Coincidentally, this comes just two days before the Arizona Court of Appeals is set to hold a Feb. 1 conference in Kari Lake’s lawsuit contesting the stolen midterm election.