A referral from Secretary of State Adrian Fontes (Democrat) to Attorney General Chris Mayes (Democrat) also came when Lake doubled down on her unproven allegations that the state’s midterm election management led to her defeat. The Washington Post obtained a copy of the letter of introduction.
Lake’s aide did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
As part of her complaint, a Jan. 23 tweet from Lake’s account claimed that the 40,000 votes did not match the voter signatures Arizona had on record. The tweet included a graphic with images of the signatures of 16 voters.
“I think every ‘election naysayer’ out there deserves an apology. Tweet Said.
In the letter, Fontes pointed to state laws involving public inspection of voter registration records. The law states that records containing a voter’s signature “must not be accessed or reproduced by anyone other than the voter.”
Violation of the law is a felony, he wrote.
A Mays spokeswoman confirmed the office had received the referral and declined to comment.
Just a few months ago, Arizona’s Republicans lost nearly every major statewide. The midterm elections after months of campaigning on false claims that the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump. Winning strategies in Arizona and many other states But many Republican leaders and their supporters are still fixated on election fraud, refuse to admit their candidates lost, and resist attempts to mitigate extreme divisions in the state. I’m here.
At the “Save Arizona Rally” in Scottsdale on Sunday, Lake addressed her legion of supporters, vowing to hold public officials accountable for what she called a “failed” election. called Governor Katie Hobbs, a Democrat, a “squatter in the governor’s office.” Hobbs beat his Lake by over 17,000 votes.