Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs has violated Arizona election law by closing Arizona’s online candidate petition portal for 2022 until the end of the filing period.
In January, Katie Hobbs was threatened with a class 6 felony if she chose to violate the law by closing the E-Qual online system for candidate petitions. Arizona statute requires the Secretary of State to provide a secure internet portal for candidate petitions.
The Gateway Pundit reported that Hobbs’ tried to sue AG Brnovich to prevent her prosecution, but the court threw out her bogus case. Hobbs responded, revealing her plans to subvert election law anyway.
Hobbs recently shut down the E-Qual system for the remainder of the filing period, only for legislative and congressional candidates, but not for statewide candidates like herself.
Hobbs is running for Governor of Arizona and she is trying to steal another election.
On Friday, Attorney General Mark Brnovich urged Arizona voters and candidates to file a criminal complaint against Katie Hobbs for her election law violations.
If you’re unable to access the E-Qual system, you can file an election complaint with our office: https://t.co/e9rFhbhKPf
— Mark Brnovich (@GeneralBrnovich) March 18, 2022
Talonya Adams, a former Democratic staffer in the Arizona Senate, tweeted noting the clear conflict of interest for Hobbs’ failing gubernatorial campaign. The E-Qual system remains open to Katie Hobbs.
The Gateway Pundit reported that a jury awarded Talonya Adams $2.75 million after facing racial discrimination from Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs. She then called on Katie Hobbs to resign from office and drop out of the race for Governor.
Funny how E-Qual is available to sign for @SecretaryHobbs, but not a single #azleg candidate. Seems like an undeclared conflict of interest for an #azgov candidate struggling to meet the signature nomination threshold.
— Talonya Adams, Esq. (@TalonyaAdams) March 19, 2022
When attempting to sign an online petition for legislative or congressional races, Arizona voters are confronted with this message:
Your 2022 congressional and legislative and districts will not be reflected in E-Qual until all counties finish implementing the updates into the statewide voter registration database. Until the counties complete this work, E-Qual will be unavailable for voters to sign petitions or contribute $5 Qualifying Contributions for congressional and legislative candidates. Statewide, U.S. Senate and local candidates are not affected by this temporary outage. During this time, you can still contribute and sign for congressional and legislative candidates by contacting the campaign directly. The platform should be available for all candidates again in April, but we cannot guarantee that it will be available prior to the April 4 candidate filing deadline.
Please review the following for more info:
I see congressional and legislative candidates when I log-in, why can’t I sign their E-Qual petitions?
Once counties begin implementing the 2022 district information into the statewide voter registration database, E-Qual will be unavailable to sign for congressional and legislative candidates and may not be available for the remainder of the filing period. You may still see candidates listed from your 2020 districts, but you won’t be able to sign for them. Your display will update once all counties have finished their work.
You can view the implementation progress for each county here:
During this time, a voter can still sign paper petitions for candidates or contribute $5 Qualifying Contributions. Please contact the candidate’s campaign for more information.
The new IRC maps show that my Legislative or Congressional district has changed. Why do I still see my old district?
You will see your new districts once the counties have implemented them into the statewide voter registration database. Once the 2022 districts were certified, Arizona’s counties must then implement them in the statewide voter registration database. During this time, E-Qual will not be available for congressional and legislative candidates and may not be available for the remainder of the filing period. You can view the implementation progress for each county here: https://azsos.gov/elections/running-office/redistricting-implementation-progress
If I already signed for a candidate who will no longer be in my 2022 district, could I sign again for a different candidate?
For each office, a voter can only sign the number of petitions equal to the number of candidates for which they are eligible to vote. That means that a voter can only sign one candidate’s petition for U.S. Representative, one for AZ State Senate, and two for AZ State House. A.R.S. § 16-321(A).
While E-Qual will not permit a voter to sign for more than the maximum, if a voter signs more than the maximum number of petitions allowed (for example by signing on E-Qual and on paper), only the first signature (or, for AZ State House, first two) will count. A.R.S. § 16-321(C). If a voter signs more than the maximum number of petitions allowed, and multiple signatures are dated on the same day, all signatures on that day are invalid. A.R.S. § 16-321(D).
If you previously signed for a candidate but wish to withdraw your signature, you have the option to do so by completing the Affidavit of Signature Withdrawal. The Affidavit must be notarized, and either mailed or delivered to the Secretary of State’s Office. Our Office must receive the properly completed Affidavit by 5 p.m. the day the candidate files the signature. A.R.S. § 19-113(A).
Show me the Petitions that I am eligible to sign
Hobbs is rigging another election because she got away with it last time.
File an election complaint with the Arizona Attorney General’s office here.