Additionally, the whistleblower testified that she and her fellow Level 1 reviewers were sent home early despite the massive number of ballots the county needed to verify and count. In the after-hours, ballots were being tallied at that county recorder’s office, but apparently without observers on-hand. “We thought it was odd,” she said, “because we had observers that were constantly watching what we were doing, but there was, I’m assuming, no observers there. Who was watching what they were doing?”
Whistleblower: “We didn’t understand why we were leaving early when there was ballots left in the bins. And we had asked the manager, “are you sure that you wanted us to go home? Would, you like us to you know, keep trying to call these voters to get these ballots cured? And they… pic.twitter.com/ufxmQ6De3V— Kari Lake War Room (@KariLakeWarRoom) May 17, 2023
The whistleblower also noted as reviewers were doing their job, “We were catching signatures of individuals, they didn’t even belong in the history, meaning say it’s a John Smith, and it was a woman’s name or, and this wasn’t a married couple. This was completely different names.” She said the reviewers were told to report those major discrepancies to their supervisors. The whistleblower said they asked their supervisors, “How did these even possibly get into the history? They’re not even the same, they’re not the same name, they weren’t a relative. How did this happen? The addresses were different. Everything.”
🚨 Huge 🚨Whistleblower testifies normal level 1 signature verifiers were sent home early and the signature review function was then performed at the County Recorder’s Office. With no observers. pic.twitter.com/nHd2GalaCC — Kari Lake War Room (@KariLakeWarRoom) May 17, 2023
Lake attorney Kurt Olsen told Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Peter Thompson Wednesday that a review of data from the county showed at least 334,000 mail-in ballots were in effect not verified. “Maricopa’s own log data shows that over 264,000 ballots were reviewed [for vote signature matches] at a rate less than 3 seconds [and] 70,000 at a rate of less than 2 seconds,” Olsen said.
Whistleblower: “We were catching signatures of individuals, they didn’t even belong in the history, meaning it’s- say it’s John Smith, and it was a woman’s name or-, and this wasn’t a married couple- This was completely different names… we ask, ‘how did these even possibly get… pic.twitter.com/4CFFE6JeCu— Kari Lake War Room (@KariLakeWarRoom) May 17, 2023
“In addition, testimony that Level 2 reviewers were so overwhelmed that they simply didn’t look at the signatures that were piling up on their desk. They simply kicked them back for the Level 1 reviewers to take another look at,” the lawyer said. VoteBeat Arizona journalist Jen Fifield reported in March, based on numbers she received from the county, that in the 2022 general election, “workers marked 18,510 signatures as ‘non-matching,’ and of those, 15,411 voters confirmed it was their ballot, or ‘cured’ their ballot. That led to 3,099 rejected for bad or missing signatures. Of those, 1,299 were missing signatures and 1,800 were bad.” A total of approximately 1.5 million ballots were cast in Maricopa County in November. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
Kurt Olsen: “Maricopa’s own log data shows that over 264,000 ballots were reviewed at a rate less than 3 seconds and 70,000 at a rate of less than 2 seconds.In addition, testimony that level 2 reviewers were so overwhelmed that they simply didn’t look at the signatures.” pic.twitter.com/JLPlcKWyUR — Kari Lake War Room (@KariLakeWarRoom) May 17, 2023