Kari Lake’s Lawsuit Tossed After Trial on Fraudulent Signature Verification Shows AT LEAST 274,000 Ballots Were Verified in Less Than 3 Seconds UPDATE 

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Peter Thompson dismissed Kari Lake’s lawsuit against the stolen 2022 Midterm Election late Monday night, following a three day trial exposing election misconduct and fraudulent mail-in ballot signature verification.

UPDATE: Lake to give presser at 1:00pm PST with a big announcement.

The Gateway Pundit previously reported that the Arizona Supreme Court ruled in Lake’s favor on appeal after her first trial challenging voting machine failures at 60% of voting locations targeting Republican voters in Maricopa County. The Supreme Court remanded her signature verification fraud count back to the trial court for further review after it was tossed by the same Judge prior to trial. Maricopa County did not accurately verify tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of mail-in signatures.

Here is a ballot under discussion. Do they look like they have been verified and are the same signature? ?

It is worth taking a look first at how we got here. Why is Kari Lake’s case so important? Because as bad as mail in voting might be, the lack of signature verification with this process precludes any hope of confidence of a fair election. 80 percent of Arizona’s Maricopa County voting is done by mail in ballots.

Maricopa County picks up mail-in ballots and takes them directly to its print vendor Runbeck Election Services, which is headquartered in Phoenix.

Every single completed mail-in ballot, whether mailed or dropped off at a polling place, goes to Runbeck. All mail-in ballots collected on election day, and the previous few days, are sitting at Runbeck headquarters. Maricopa has no idea how many ballots are in their possession because the ballots are at their print vendor.

On Friday RAV reporter Ben Bergquam followed a Penske Truck from the Maricopa Election Center back to Runbeck several miles away. Once the truck arrived at Runbeck the gate was closed behind it. The fence prevents anyone from seeing inside the faciliy’s parking lot.

We pick up another part of the story: Machine tabulator failure.

What caused this?

The cause of Arizona’s massive 30% machine tabulator failure is identified.  This action disproportionately affected Republicans and assured delays in counting. 

Technical expert, Dan Sundin, has homed in on the likely cause of why 30% of the tabulators in Arizona could not process the majority of Republican ballots on Election Day.

During the 2022 General Election, the election programming was set up to process 20” long ballots. This was a change from the 2020 General and the 2022 Primary ballots, which were 19” long – an inch shorter.

So when Arizona election officials say they don’t know what happened on November 8th because everything was the same as Arizona’s primary – this isn’t true.

The sample ballot pdfs published by Maricopa County and the Runbeck-printed ballots used for mail-in voting were correctly made to 20” length in the 2022 General. So there have been no problems processing Democrat-leaning, mail-in ballots.

However, the ballot-on-demand printers used for in-person voting only have 19″ trays that contain 19” ballot paper.

This means, that for in-person voting, the official ballot image had to be compressed to fit on smaller paper than it was built for.

Compression causes the ink to be a little lighter than it should be and thus affects how the tabulators read the ballot.

Maricopa County directed some voting centers to increase how dark the printing was, and this helped the problem somewhat.

Read more

We pick up the latest from Gateway Pundit:

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Peter Thompson dismissed Kari Lake’s lawsuit against the stolen 2022 Midterm Election late Monday night, following a three day trial exposing election misconduct and fraudulent mail-in ballot signature verification.

The new Minute Entry states, “rather than trying to cast doubt on a specific number of ballots (a herculean evidentiary endeavor in these circumstances), she attempts to prove that the signature review process for Maricopa County was not conducted pursuant to A.R.S. § 16-550(A) or the EPM.” 

However, as The Gateway Pundit reported, Kari Lake attorney Kurt Olsen told the Court, “11 of the signature verification workers approved 170k signatures at a rate of less than 0 and 2.99 seconds with a 99.97% approval rating.” Later, in closing argument, Olsen revealed that “there were approximately 274,000 ballot signatures compared and verified in less than three seconds.” 

Olsen also concluded that AT LEAST 70,000 mail-in ballots were not properly verified in accordance with Arizona law, and therefore the election must be set aside. The bogus election was called by roughly 17,000 votes.

Maricopa County signature reviewer Jacqueline Onigkeit testified that she saw a large number of signatures on ballot affidavits that were different names than the voter and that many other level-one signature reviewers “didn’t feel comfortable with what they were seeing.” 

ballots were sent back to level one reviewers by direct supervisors and full-time County employees” because they were too “overwhelmed” by the number of rejections, said Onikgeit. 

Damning evidence of at least one Maricopa County signature reviewer simply clicking through signature checks in less than two seconds each was also presented by Lake’s attorneys.


Despite the evidence, Maricopa County attorneys and the Judge disregarded the employees who did not follow the law. Instead, they claimed the testimony of Lake’s witnesses — signature verification workers who chose to follow the law — proved that the mail-in ballot system is secure.

Kari Lake is expected to appeal this ruling again all the way to the Arizona Supreme Court.

Read the full Minute Entry below: The Court Ruling.

CV2022095403 5222023 Minute entry by Jordan Conradson on Scribd

Some sources are from an earlier post:

Anatomy of a Stolen Election in Arizona – Does it Matter?

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20 Responses to “Kari Lake’s Lawsuit Tossed After Trial on Fraudulent Signature Verification Shows AT LEAST 274,000 Ballots Were Verified in Less Than 3 Seconds UPDATE ”

  1. geeez2014 Says:

    Anybody know what Lake’s big announcement today was?

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Baysider Says:

    It. Smells. and not of a rose.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Mustang Says:

    Ah. So, Judge Thompson while working as a private attorney was a member of the U.S. Army Reserve (1982-1992). Interesting that someone would give up their future retirement income from the U.S. Army after serving only ten years — and even more interesting that 1992 was the year the U.S. Army began calling up reserve units to serve in the Middle East. One conclusion could be that Judge Thompson has no backbone for lethal combat.

    He seems to have gotten himself out of the lawyer business in the year 2000 after struggling under his own shingle for ten years — got himself a job as a city attorney where he could sleep in until around 7 a.m. every day and leave work promptly at 5:00 p.m. He became a judge in 2010 working juvenile cases (four years), divorces in family court for three years, criminal matters for four years, and civil cases since 2021. My guess is either that Judge Thompson was incompetent in juvenile, family, and criminal proceedings, or he was just too lazy to want to remain on that bench. One conclusion might be that he’s only marking time until he can retire.

    According to Ballotpedia, Thompson is a “nonpartisan” judge, initially appointed by Gov. Jan Brewer in 2010 but subsequently elected — the last being in (gulp) 2020. Thompson was elected in 2012 (72% of the vote), reelected in 2016 (72% of the vote) and again in 2020 (75% of the vote). Peter is very popular, I guess. He could be a Mormon, having graduated from Brigham Young University and Brigham Young School of Law. If true, that could explain his amazing popularity in elections. Mormons stick together like glue, and in Maricopa County alone, there are 242,732 adherents to the Mormon Church.

    A reasonable person might conclude that it is somewhat difficult to dismiss a case on the basis that the plaintiff did not demonstrate misconduct when voting officials are processing 56,000 ballots per second. So the head scratcher isn’t whether Lake was screwed out of a fair election, it is that Judge Peter Thompson is wearing a black robe for anything other than Halloween Eve trick or treating. it also appears as though the Mormons control Maricopa County politics.

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  4. markone1blog Says:

    If 274K ballots were “verified” in three seconds, then it wasn’t just 70K ballots that were not properly verified. It was more to the tune of 274K or 344K.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. markone1blog Says:

    How much of Arizona is swamps (or is it just their courts)?

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Ed Bonderenka Says:

    Father, I pray that the Lake campaigns prevails in the courts before we are forced to prevail in the streets. Amen.

    Liked by 2 people

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