On Monday, Arizona Senator Sonny Borrelli filed a lawsuit against Katie Hobbs and Maricopa County on behalf of Mohave County, alleging that due to Maricopa County’s use of “unproven software programs that improperly but unavoidably influenced the judgment of poorly trained workers tasked with signature verification, in violation of Arizona statutory law, the voting strength of residents of Mohave County, Arizona, was diluted and their Constitutional rights were violated.”
Borrelli is not the only party to have considered legal action against Maricopa County. On December 15, Mohave County Arizona Board of Supervisors has a meeting scheduled to discuss a possible lawsuit against Maricopa County for stealing the midterm election from Arizona voters.
Borrelli’s lawsuit stems from Maricopa County’s illegal use of third-party artificial intelligence software to verify signatures on ballots at Runbeck.
Regarding his reasons for filing the litigation, Borrelli said, “I’m challenging the fact that Maricopa County is the only county that used artificial intelligence to verify signatures on a ballot envelope.” He added, “there’s nothing in the law that allows them to do that.”
“The legislature never passed a law to allow this type of technology. It’s not in the Elections Procedures Manual,” Borrelli continued. “It’s obvious that Maricopa County went rogue and just did whatever they wanted to do, without any legislative authority whatsoever,” he concluded.
Borrelli’s claims that ballots were verified using artificial intelligence is not the only focus of lawsuits for Maricopa County. Katie Hobbs filed a lawsuit stating that according to a whistleblower at Runbeck, hundreds of thousands of ballots had no chain of custody documentation, and more than 25,000 ballots were illegally added to vote totals after election day. It will be interesting to see what the Mohave County Board of Supervisors decides to do about taking legal action against Maricopa County at their upcoming meeting.