The Arizona Legislature voted to strip the partisan official of her authority over election-related lawsuits.
The Arizona Legislature has voted to revoke the election-related lawsuit authority of Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, who has been desperately trying to delegitimize the results of the forensic audit ahead of its preliminary results. The authority would be transferred to the state’s Attorney General if approved by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey.
The Arizona State Legislature has voted to revoke highly partisan Democrat Katie Hobbs’ authority in election related lawsuits, as she has been frantically trying to delegitimize the results of the forensic audit of the 2020 election in Arizona ahead of the release of its preliminary results.
The election lawsuit authority would be transferred to Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, who argues that Hobbs would not properly defend the state against election related lawsuits filed by Democrats, according to reports. Hobbs has been vocally opposed to the audit, which she nicknamed “fraudit,” and has been pushing baseless conspiracy theories in attempt to criticize the audit itself, as well the group Cyber Ninjas, the highly respected cybersecurity firm tasked with conducting the audit. Hobbs referred to the vote as “egregious,” complaining that Arizona Republicans were “weaponizing the process to take retribution against my office.”