Arizona State Representative and future Secretary of State, Mark Finchem, calls for the 2020 Results in Arizona to be decertified.
Yesterday we noted that Rep. Mark Finchem is calling for audits of the remaining counties in Arizona after the results of the Maricopa County were released.
After listening to the plethora of evidence provided during the Senate’s presentation on Friday, Rep. Finchem called for the decertification of the 2020 Election results in Maricopa County in a tweet.
After hearing the evidence in the Arizona Audit report I call for decertification of the Arizona election, arrest of those involved in tampering with election systems, and an audit of Pima County as a next step.
— Mark Finchem for AZ Secretary of State (@RealMarkFinchem) September 25, 2021
Rep. Finchem provided the following document to The Gateway Pundit to share.
[This is a summary of where Mark started.]
On November 30th, members from the Arizona House and Senate held a Public Hearing on election Integrity that gave the public an opportunity to present evidence and sworn testimony to the panel regarding the 2020 general election. The mission of the Public Hearing on Election Integrity was to, “prove or disprove alleged discrepancies in the 2020 General Election.” Hundreds of Arizona citizens submitted sworn affidavits, under penalty of perjury, to the panel detailing inconsistencies they encountered during the election process. Members of the panel found that the evidence presented was sufficient to justify further examination of our elections. It was our duty, as elected officials, to listen to the testimony on November 30th and proceed with an investigation called for by tens of thousands of constituents from all over Arizona. The Senate moved forward with a forensic audit on December 14, with the results released on Friday September 24th.
Our focus from the November 30th hearing and since has been on transparency. We wanted to make sure our constituents had full disclosure regarding our elections. If they had questions, we would seek answers. Remarkably, our elections, both as a country and a state, have never undergone a full forensic audit before. We knew it would take time, but accuracy was believed to be more important. If the audit showed no inconsistencies, then we could all move on. But, if the audit showed inconsistencies, we knew we would have to do everything in our power to find out what went wrong and develop solutions to address the problems.
One of our greatest freedoms of speech as citizens not subjects, is the right to vote. Having free and fair elections is the cornerstone of our democratically elected Republic. We owe our freedom to vote to every single veteran who fought for this country. Sadly, it is clear from the audit report released on Friday that our elections are far from fraud-free, fair, and secure. With the information that has been presented, the only justifiable action is for our Attorney General to open a full investigation into the actions revealed in the Audit Report. The Arizona Legislature must also consider nullifying and reclaiming the 2020 Electoral College Electors.
We must all take a moment and thank the brave citizens who took time from their lives to attend the November 30th hearing. We also need to applaud the brave citizens —from both major parties— who spent endless hours working on the forensic audit. They were under constant scrutiny and were not paid a penny for their time as volunteers. We are forever grateful to these individuals, including the Arizona Rangers. They supplied first rate security during this forensic audit, all as volunteers.
It is a shame that the media, some political figures, and others who were against this audit from the beginning, did everything in their power to obstruct bringing answers to our concerned constituents. Name calling, libel, slander, defamation of character, lawsuits, personal attacks, hyperbolic media reporting, and threats were all on display during this process and continue today. It is a disgrace that rather than making this process a transparent and joint effort, they did everything in their power to put an end to this audit. Every media outlet that tried to destroy the lives of those involved in the audit should be held accountable and fired by their advertisers. Any political figure who defamed or obstructed those involved in the audit should be voted out of office. And every individual who knowingly colluded to run a fraudulent election must be held criminally responsible. We the people are sick and tired of corruption running rampant in our political environment. The days of the good-ole-boy network are over. For those who chose to continue ignoring the evidence presented, your disservice to the process is noted, and your credibility now lies in ruin on the plane of trust.
We look forward to a full investigation from the Arizona Attorney General and we pray that we can bring trust back to our election process.
Representative Leo Biasiucci, Dist. 5 Representative Mark Finchem, Dist. 11
Arizona House Majority Whip House Judiciary Committee
[Below is related to elections machines.]
For additional background, In a filing made by Stark in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Case # 1:21-cv-01864, Philip Stark and Free Speech for People as the complainants allege that the Elections Assistance Commission, “[EAC] staff conducted a series of secret meetings with voting machine manufacturers. Those private companies advocated for a number of significant changes to the guidelines that would make them easier for manufacturers to meet. Among the changes was the loosening of several principal security requirements.” (Part 3 of the Complaint) The complainants further allege, “The EAC incorporated the changes requested by voting machine manufacturers into the final version of the voting system guidelines. The VVSG 2.0, as adopted by the Commission, incorporates several new provisions that reduce the cost to manufacturers while substantially weakening the security of voting systems as compared to the version of the guidelines that was submitted to the Board of Advisors, the Standards Board, and the public. Even though the changes were significant and not a logical outgrowth of the previously proposed version of the VVSG 2.0, the EAC voted to adopt the revised guidelines without submitting them or the modifications to any of the members of the Board of Advisors, the Standards Board, or to the public.” (Part 4 of the Complaint)
The EAC action comes after a report from the DEF CON 27 Voting Machine Hacking Village August 2019, where highly skilled and experienced cyber security officials successfully identified major vulnerabilities of every electronic vote tabulation and handling machine now in use across the United States. Election officials knew or should have known about the vulnerabilities found by these civi-minded professionals who alerted the world about the problems found. Voting Village participants were able to fined new ways, or replicate previously published methods, of compromising every one of the devices in the room in ways that could alter stored vote tallies, change ballots displayed to voters, or alter internal software that controls the machines.” (Pg. 4, Pa. 2)
“For these reasons and many more, we are calling on the House and Senate Members of both parties to come together and protect election integrity by prohibiting the use of this equipment as the primary means of counting votes,” says Rep. Mark Finchem (LD-11)
We cannot tolerate such open and brazen attempts to corrupt our county and state elections. Our ballots are at least as valuable as our currency, if not more so, and we must not permit the kind of activity we saw in the 2020 election,” Says Rep. Leo Biasiucci.
“Will this be inconvenient for County Recorders in some counties? Probably. Will the State have to step in and provide funding for the counties to pay for hand tabulation? Probably. But if we want the assurance of fraud-free elections that do not have the potential for a cyber security breach, it is a step we must take.
The Legislature passed SB-1819, amending Sec. 5 Title 16, chapter 4, article 6, Arizona Revised Statutes, A.R.S. § 16-504, that requires, “COUNTERMEASURES THAT ARE CONTAINED IN AND ON THE PAPER USED FOR BALLOTS SHALL BE ISO 27001 CERTIFIED, ISO 17025 CERTIFIED OR ISO 9001:2015 CERTIFIED. BALLOT FRAUD COUNTERMEASURES SHALL INCLUDE THE USE OF AT LEAST THREE OF THE FOLLOWING: 1. UNIQUE, CONTROLLED-SUPPLY WATERMARKED CLEARING BANK SPECIFICATION 1 SECURITY PAPER. 2. SECURE HOLOGRAPHIC FOIL THAT ACTS AS A VISUAL DETERRENT AND ANTI-COPY FEATURE. 3. BRANDED OVERPRINT OF ANY HOLOGRAM THAT PERSONALIZES THE HOLOGRAM WITH CUSTOMER LOGO. 4. CUSTOM COMPLEX SECURITY BACKGROUND DESIGNS WITH BANKNOTE-LEVEL SECURITY. 5. SECURE VARIABLE DIGITAL INFILL. 6. THERMOCHROMIC, TRI-THERMOCHROMIC, PHOTOCHROMIC OR OPTICALLY VARIABLE INKS. 7. STEALTH NUMBERING IN ULTRAVIOLET, INFRARED OR TAGGANT INKS. 8. MULTICOLORED MICRO-NUMISMATIC INVISIBLE ULTRAVIOLET DESIGNS. 9. UNIQUE FORENSIC FRAUD DETECTION TECHNOLOGY THAT IS BUILT INTO SECURITY INKS. 10. UNIQUE BAR CODE OR QR CODE THAT IS ACCESSIBLE ONLY TO THE VOTER AND THAT TRACKS THE VOTER’S BALLOT AS IT IS PROCESSED.”