Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) on Friday co-signed a letter to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors asking for a “100 percent” audit of the county’s votes, despite the margin between the two presidential candidates being outside that which would automatically trigger a recount.
This comes after Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Daniel Kiley threw out a GOP lawsuit on Friday that claimed “potentially thousands” of Arizona voters were disenfranchised on November 3, alleging that election workers had overridden ballots with possible “overvotes.” This occurs when voters mark more options than allowed in a particular race on their ballots.
Friday’s letter, also co-signed by Arizona GOP Reps. Paul Gossar and David Schweikert, cited affidavits from hundreds of voters claiming that their ballots were discounted.
These affidavits, however, were dismissed by Judge Kiley, saying, “The fact that your process for obtaining these affidavits yielded affidavits that you yourself found to be false does not support a finding that this process generates reliable evidence.”
“This is concerning,” Kiley added.
The letter also used the narrow vote margin between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden to justify an audit, despite the margin not being narrow enough for a recount.
Despite this loss, Biggs’ team insists that the legal challenges against the election results continue in Arizona, saying that the Dominion Voting System software has raised red flags in other parts of the country. Allegations surrounding this software have received heavy scrutiny.
When asked for a comment, a spokesperson for Congressman Biggs said that “The overvotes lawsuit wasn’t the only thing that has been raised in Arizona” and that “Maricopa County appears to have used the Dominion service for ballots, and as you know, that has raised some red flags in other parts of the country.”
“As Rep Biggs said in his statement: let’s leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of accountability and transparency,” the spokesperson added.
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MI police memos confirm 2020 nationwide voter fraud; info was even given to FBI
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office has confirmed that there was in fact a state investigation into thousands of suspected fraudulent voter registrations during the 2020 election. Additionally, the information was referred to the FBI. According to police memos reviewed by Just The News, Michigan authorities suspected there was a possible voter registration fraud scheme occurring across multiple states during the 2020 election and were concerned enough to bring in the FBI.
Just The News writes “but what happened since remains mostly a mystery” adding:
Department and Michigan State Police, a firm called GBI Strategies was under scrutiny as an organization central to alleged voter registration fraud in the 2020 presidential election, which was first investigated by city and state authorities before the FBI took over.
Contacts between local law enforcement and the FBI continued into 2022 but there is no evidence of what happened after that in the memos obtained by Just the News through state Freedom of Information FOIA requests.
Police from Michigan interviewed GBI Strategies employees there and cited specific instances of registrations that appeared suspicious or fraudulent, the memos show. One State Police memo described the possible crime being investigated as “Election Fraud by Forgery.”
Specifics of what happened include the city clerk’s office saying that a woman dropped off fraudulent voter registrations on Oct. 8, 2020 and said she worked for GBI Strategies, the police report reads.
The police interviewed the woman, called “Suspect 1” in the police report, and she explained that she “receives $1150.00 a week, hotels services and a rental vehicle for her work.”
She also said she was “tasked with finding unregistered voters and provide them with a form so they can get registered and obtain their ballot,” according to the police report. “Suspect 1 initially stated that her ‘canvassers’ earn money for each person that completes the form. She later told us that they are paid $9.25 per hour with extra money for working weekends.”
Muskegon police interviewed yet another woman who worked for GBI Strategies from Atlanta, Ga. She worked with another man from Atlanta and had a supervisor from New York. The woman also mentioned a Philadelphia office.
Danny Wimmer, press secretary for the State Attorney General,told The Detroit News that GBI Strategies conducts voter registration drives and is headquartered in Tennessee.
Earlier this month, Wimmer, told Just the News that among 8,000 to 10,000 voter registration forms that were submitted to the Muskegon clerk before the 2020 general election, some were suspected to be fraudulent.
“An organization turned in some thousands of voter registrations throughout the fall of 2020, estimated on the high end to be cumulatively 8-10,000, and some within those batches were found to be suspicious or fraudulent,” Wimmer said. There were legitimate registrations within the batches. The city clerk receiving the batches alerted authorities when she began noticing irregularities.
“None of the fraudulent material was incorporated into the state’s qualified voter file, and this had no effect on any ballot requests or associated processes. This attempted fraud was detected because the system worked,” Wimmer added.
The Muskegon Police Department began investigating GBI Strategies after the Muskegon City Clerk’s Office reported suspected voter registration fraud, according to a police report first dated Oct. 16, 2020, which Just the News obtained from a FOIA request.
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