Soros-backed Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs is once again breaking election law. By law, the state must provide a working petition system for candidates. Hobbs, who is running for governor, and of course the E-Qual system is wide open for her. But, she has closed it off to the other candidates running for the US Congress and for statewide candidates. She maintains it will remain closed until after the filing deadline.
Of course, AG Brnovich could prosecute her for breaking the law and he has asked voters and candidates to file complaints against Hobbs, so that he can charge her with a felony.
If you’re unable to access the E-Qual system, you can file an election complaint with our office: https://t.co/e9rFhbhKPf
— Mark Brnovich (@GeneralBrnovich) March 18, 2022
Talonya Adams, a former Democratic staffer in the Arizona Senate tweeted out the fact that Hobbs’ action represents a conflict of interest since she is a candidate and the system remains open for her. A jury awarded Talonya Adams $2.75 million after facing racial discrimination from Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs. Adams at that time called for Hobbs to resign.
Funny how E-Qual is available to sign for @SecretaryHobbs, but not a single #azleg candidate. Seems like an undeclared conflict of interest for an #azgov candidate struggling to meet the signature nomination threshold.
— Talonya Adams, 🇺🇸 Esq. (@TalonyaAdams) March 19, 2022
When attempting to sign an online petition for legislative or congressional races, Arizona voters are confronted with this message:
Your 2022 congressional and legislative and districts will not be reflected in E-Qual until all counties finish implementing the updates into the statewide voter registration database. Until the counties complete this work, E-Qual will be unavailable for voters to sign petitions or contribute $5 Qualifying Contributions for congressional and legislative candidates. Statewide, U.S. Senate and local candidates are not affected by this temporary outage. During this time, you can still contribute and sign for congressional and legislative candidates by contacting the campaign directly. The platform should be available for all candidates again in April, but we cannot guarantee that it will be available prior to the April 4 candidate filing deadline.
Please review the following for more info:
I see congressional and legislative candidates when I log-in, why can’t I sign their E-Qual petitions?
Once counties begin implementing the 2022 district information into the statewide voter registration database, E-Qual will be unavailable to sign for congressional and legislative candidates and may not be available for the remainder of the filing period. You may still see candidates listed from your 2020 districts, but you won’t be able to sign for them. Your display will update once all counties have finished their work.
You can view the implementation progress for each county here: