WATCH: Arizona State Rep. Mark Finchem on Katie Hobbs’ Potential Prosecution: “She Knowingly Did This. I Don’t See How This Doesn’t End Up In Some Kind of a Conviction”
Soros-funded Arizona Secretary of state Katie Hobbs has knowingly and intentionally violated Arizona election law after several warnings from the Arizona Attorney General.
Katie Hobbs stole the 2020 election, and she is going to do it again in 2022.
After repeated warnings from Attorney General Mark Brnovich and a failed lawsuit to prevent her own indictment, corrupt Katie Hobbs defied election law and shut down the online candidate petition form but only for certain candidates on March 17th. This shutdown did not affect her failing campaign for Arizona Governor or other statewide races.
ARS 16-316 states,
the secretary of state shall provide a system for qualified electors to sign a nomination petition … for [candidates for statewide and legislative offices] by way of a secure internet portal.
The Gateway Pundit reported yesterday that the Attorney General finally referred a criminal case against Katie Hobbs for her clear-cut election law violations. Brnovich delegated his powers to investigate Hobbs and enforce the law against her to Cochise County Attorney Brian McIntyre.
Due to Katie Hobbs’ deliberate malfeasance, candidates now struggle to meet the signature requirement before the Monday, April 4th deadline. Only wet ink signatures can be accepted.
This will disenfranchise voters and candidates, especially in larger rural districts.
ARS 16-1010 states,
16-1010. Refusal by election officer to perform duty; violation of election law; classification
A person charged with performance of any duty under any law relating to elections who knowingly refuses to perform such duty, or who, in his official capacity, knowingly acts in violation of any provision of such law, is guilty of a class 6 felony unless a different punishment for such act or omission is prescribed by law.
Hobbs was warned by the Attorney General and a Superior Court Judge before intentionally violating election law.
Arizona State Representative Mark Finchem appeared on Steve Bannon’s War Room to tell us what this means for Katie Hobbs.
Bannon: What did Brnovich do? She’s broken so many laws. What did Brnovich do? And I noticed this is not about 2020. What has she done recently that’s worse than she did in 2020. And why is Brnovich not prosecuting her himself on criminal charges? Why is he kicking it down to some County?
Finchem: First off, the reason it was referred to Cochise County is because Katie Hobbs and Brnovich were already in court on this, so he’s conflicted out. Basically, what he’s calling her out for is a memo from January 16th, I believe, where he explicitly told her, if you take the online petition gathering tool that is required by law, mandated by law that the Secretary of State maintain; if you take that down before the end of the collection period, you’re committing a class six felony or class three misdemeanor depending upon the facts and circumstances. She did it anyhow. And the reality of that is it doesn’t affect statewide offices like the one that she’s running for, but it does affect legislative offices. That means that rural legislators, and even some of the folks in suburban Arizona, are unable to collect signatures online. And this is leading up to we’re just days away from the close of the nomination petition collection period. So, what she’s done is she has interfered with the political process of candidates getting on the ballot. That is serious. And this woman has been lawless all throughout this last year.
Bannon: So is this going to lead to a criminal process? They’re trying to clearly change the makeup of the legislature. They understand they don’t like Republicans, although you guys are right at the cusp of both, they want to tip it back to Democrats. Is she going to be able to accomplish that, and is she going to actually be charged and gone after on criminal charges, or is this just more of a hopium?
Finchem: I don’t think this is hopium, Steve. The referral of this to a county prosecutor is a pretty serious matter, and Cochise County is a fairly conservative County. It’s a rural county. So this is one of those counties that would be affected by the kind of activity that Hobbs is engaged in. I think this is very serious. You’ve got evidence, clear-cut evidence, you’ve got a warning. In fact, I think she got two warnings. So you have an act. You’re able to show that there was premeditation here, so she knowingly did this. I don’t see how this doesn’t end up in some kind of a conviction. I think it will go to court. She’s going to try and defend herself. Obviously, she’s going to make all kinds of claims, but at the end of the day, she committed a crime.
The prosecution can easily prove the actus reus and mens rea to charge Katie Hobbs with an election crime. Hobbs belongs in prison.
Cochise County Attorney Brian McIntyre must do the right thing.
Contact Cochise County Attorney Brian McIntyre and demand Katie Hobbs’ arrest before she can steal another election.
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