Katie Hobbs has announced that her office made an “error” in the November 8 General Election, which removed local and state races from some voters’ ballots.
As many as 6,000 voters were incorrectly flagged as not having proof of citizenship on file, designating them as federal-only voters who may receive a federal-only ballot.
Federal-only ballots do not contain local races like Hobbs’ failing race for Governor of Arizona.
It is unclear how many Republican Kari Lake voters were affected.
If a voter uses this incorrect ballot, it will reportedly be “sequestered,” and they will vote a second time on a full ballot.
This is a catastrophe! What will happen to the previously voted ballot?
This comes after Hobbs’ failure in the Arizona Primary Elections, where Pinal County RAN OUT of only Republican ballots, leading GOP voters to be turned away from the polls. This occurred because Hobbs gave the County an incorrect recommendation of how many ballots were needed.
The Gateway Pundit previously reported that in this same County and under Hobbs’ watch, 63,000 erroneous ballots were sent to voters ahead of the August 2nd Primary Election. Trump-Endorsed candidate for Secretary of State Mark Finchem called on radical leftist Secretary of State Katie Hobbs to resign from office following this debacle.
Trump-Endorsed Lake has also called on Hobbs to recuse herself from election duties numerous times this year.
Kari Lake recently told The Gateway Pundit, “Katie Hobbs needs to get her butt back in the office, open the doors and do the business of the people, and she needs to recuse herself from anything involving this election. Let’s face it. When she called half of the voters Nazis, that tells you that she doesn’t really care to look evenly and equally at voters.”
Hobbs’ office tweeted a statement earlier about the 6,000 potentially erroneous General Election ballots.
We will be providing more updates as they become available. The voters impacted will be contacted by their county recorder's office. Voters can check their voter registration status at https://t.co/pGe99IEoH7. 2/
— Governor Katie Hobbs (@GovernorHobbs) October 19, 2022
The Arizona GOP tweeted, “she is a failed Secretary of State & her downward spiral continues.”
A voter registration error may have caused some Arizona voters to get a mail ballot with only federal races, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs said Tuesday.
A problem with the link between voter registration and driver’s license databases may have caused as many as 6,000 voters to be improperly flagged as lacking proof of citizenship documentation on file. Election officials are sifting through the list to determine how many of the 6,000 were improperly flagged.
Approximately 1,000 of them received a mail ballot without local races, but it’s too soon to know how many of those should have received a full ballot, state Elections Director Kori Lorick said Wednesday. The others did not request a mail ballot but could vote in person.
Hobbs has staked her campaign for governor largely on her staunch defense of the 2020 election in the face of criticism from former President Donald Trump and his allies. Her Republican rival, former television news anchor Kari Lake, has spread Trump’s unsupported claims of fraud two years ago and has called on Hobbs to step aside from overseeing the midterms while she’s on the ballot.
When people register to vote in Arizona or update their registration, an election system queries Motor Vehicle Division records to verify whether the person has proven their citizenship. Those who don’t have citizenship documentation on file are not eligible to vote in state elections and are registered as “federal only” voters.
Lorick said the driver’s license query failed to properly verify the citizenship for some people, leading them to be improperly registered as federal only voters.
Federal only voters have been a subject of political wrangling since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2013 that Arizona cannot require documentary proof of citizenship for people to vote in national elections. The state responded by creating two classes of voters — those who can vote in all races and those who can vote only in federal elections.
Hobbs said in her statement that the problem affected less than a quarter of 1 percent of voters. She said the database problem has been corrected.
Anyone who got the wrong ballot will be contacted and given the correct ballot, Lorick said. If they vote the truncated ballot, it will be sequestered and the voter will get a chance to cast a full ballot before polls close on Election Day.
This is why we need an election day, not an election month.
The Gateway Pundit reported extensively on the corrupt 2020 election, which was overseen by Katie Hobbs. The full forensic audit of Maricopa County’s 2020 Presidential Election discovered massive law violations, cybersecurity concerns, and hundreds of thousands of illegal, fraudulent, or questionable ballots.
Katie Hobbs will likely do everything possible to steal another election from Trump-Endorsed candidates like her opponent, Kari Lake, Blake Masters, Abe Hamadeh, and Mark Finchem.