A Comprehensive Guide to Mark Finchem's Lawsuit
On Tuesday, I profiled Kari Lake’s lawsuit against Katie Hobbs and a slew of other corrupt bureaucrats in Maricopa County, including the entire Board of Supervisors and Bond villain, Stephen Richer, who poses as Maricopa County’s recorder. Since so many of my readers considered it worthwhile to have so much legalese broken into small, coherent chunks, I’ve decided I may just profile the rest of the cases.
Here, I resume with Arizona State Rep. Mark Finchem’s lawsuit against Adrian Fontes, who has been certified as the “winner” in the Secretary of State race by a margin of 120,208 votes, Ruben Gallego, the incumbent U.S. Representative from AZ-03, and Hobbs. Finchem dropped the 20-page suit (118 pages with exhibits and attachments) on December 9 with U.S. Congress candidate Jeff Zink, Gallego’s opponent, who has since withdrawn from the suit.
On page 2, above, Finchem lays out the same basic points seen in Lake’s suit, that Maricopa County ran a national embarrassment of an “election,” and suggests 60,000 ballots in Maricopa County and 20,000 in Pima County (home to metro Tucson) vanished from the “to be processed” tracker on the Secretary of State website.
On page 3, Finchem draws blood by telling it like it is – that a basement dwelling, political no-name with no meaningful accomplishments (Hobbs) ran her own election because there was no way in hell that she could top a candidate like Kari Lake, and by extension, that the rest of the Democrat ticket would best the statewide Republican candidates without some serious cheating.
On page 5, the contest grounds begin. Finchem’s team contests that the certified vote totals are unreliable because tabulation machines were not properly certified, nor were they replaced in the aftermath of the 2021 Maricopa County audit.
Underscoring just how lawless Hobbs is, misconduct allegations begin flying on page 5, and don’t cease until page 12. Some highlights:
Her deliberate or negligent failure resulted in the uninspected and unverified machines to have widespread failures across the State causing election result chaos (page 7).
Hobbs abused her office of Secretary of State by threatening county officials with criminal charges and indictment for failure to certify a defective election process (page 7).
Team Finchem hammers Hobbs for intimidating county supervisors who were hesitant to certify compromised elections, focusing on Mohave and Cochise Counties. Mohave County certified their election “under duress,” a shocking admission.
On page 10, above, Hobbs is noted as having harassed and intimidated Cochise County, which intended to perform a hand count of ballots. In the safest, most secure system of elections ever devised, why would the Secretary of State fear due diligence that should validate her performance over a four-year span?
On pages 10-12, Hobbs and Fontes are noted as having colluded with “big tech,” namely Twitter under previous management, to censor views in opposition to Arizona’s third-world election maladministration. Finchem proudly mentions that he “contests the illegitimacy of the 2020 election.” (page 12).
Page 12 begins the category of “illegal votes.” On page 16, pictured above, after several pages outlining uncertified electronic equipment, Finchem alleges that changes to ballot paper misallocated more than 200,000 votes to Adrian Fontes, which alters the outcome of the election.
On page 17, Finchem contends “One of the direct results of these tabulation machine failures has resulted in Arizona becoming a laughingstock among the 50 states. Further, has cast serious aspersions on state government and its ability to run a clean and fair election. As a result, the Plaintiffs have been damaged as well and the State and its citizenry as a whole. The result is simply an illegal election.”
Demand for Relief
In closing (pages 18-19), Finchem demands:
-Examination of signature verification standards as a sampling of mail-in ballots
-Setting aside of the election results
-Court declares Finchem the winner if and when examination proves he had the most legal votes
-If not issuing declaration of Finchem as winner, Court orders a state-wide election without use of electronic tabulation systems and without mail ballots
-Investigation of Katie Hobbs for misconduct
Arizona likely has a minimum of 246,628 excess ballots cast in the 2022 midterms based on historical turnout figures dating back several decades, a number like that seen in the corrupted 2018 midterms. Rep. Finchem would have won election to the office of Secretary of State by more than 100,000 votes in a clean election, trailing Kari Lake by a few points. If Kari Lake receives a favorable outcome in court, Finchem likely will too. I consider Mark Finchem to be the most important tactical piece on the 2022 election board, as his role will be critical in unveiling the massive corruption curtain that has shrouded our elections in doubt for these past two years.