A tweet from 2017 shows Hobbs responding to the Charlottesville hoax and commentary from former Senator Jeff Flake.
“The White Supremacy in Charlottesville does not reflect the values of the America I know,” Flake tweeted. “Hate and bigotry have no place in this country.”
President Trump made similar remarks about the incident, yet the media claimed he called the white supremacists “fine people.”
He didn’t. But Hobbs fell for it hook, line, and sinker.
“The President is on the side of the freaking Nazis. Don’t just say stuff – DO SOMETHING!” she tweeted more out of hysterics than actual facts.
The President is on the side of the freaking Nazis. Don’t just say stuff – DO SOMETHING!!! https://t.co/Es9ScskF58
— Katie Hobbs (@katiehobbs) August 12, 2017
Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs Calls Trump Supporters Neo-Nazis
We’ve covered the hoax in-depth on these pages. The President specifically called out the bigots at the Charlottesville rally.
“I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists,” Trump said, “because they should be condemned totally.”
Democrat Joe Biden made it clear during his campaign that he had no issue spreading the lie regardless. And Hobbs – again, the woman in charge of certifying election results in Arizona – made it clear she bought the same lies.
Because, on a second occasion, she tweeted that Trump’s supporters were essentially neo-Nazis.
— Katie Hobbs (@katiehobbs) August 15, 2017
“[Trump] has made it abundantly clear he’s more interested in pandering to his neo-nazi base than being [president] for all Americans,” she wrote.
Certainly, that should instill confidence in Arizona voters that there will be no election hijinks taking place under Hobbs’ watch.
She thinks she’s fighting neo-Nazis. Why would anyone doubt she’d allow Trump supporters’ votes to be counted properly?
Katie Hobbs must recuse herself from the recount and allow @dougducey to choose an independent body do an audit of the vote in Arizona. The public must trust the outcome of the election and they won’t if they know someone who thinks Trump’s base = Nazis is in charge. https://t.co/yCXInC7Gou
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) November 12, 2020
What’s Happening in Arizona?
CNN, Friday morning, called the state of Arizona for Joe Biden.
CNN reported that Biden’s victory in that state “was anchored by Maricopa County.”
Meanwhile, the chair of the Republican Party in Maricopa County, Rae Chornenky, resigned following reports that she did not attend a pre-election test of the county’s ballot tabulation machines.
ARIZONA: Maricopa County GOP Chair Resigns Following Failure to Check Voting Machines – National File https://t.co/s8ylwJ6nZR
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) November 12, 2020
Checking the machines would seem to have been an important step in an election that many people feared was ripe with opportunities for voter fraud.
Senator-elect Kelly Townsend has called for a recount and a forensic audit of the election in Arizona.
Thus far, Maricopa County has no plans for such action.
“There is no evidence of systemic error in the ballot counting equipment in Maricopa County,” Fields Mosley, a spokesman for the county said.
The fact that Fontes lost is not proof there is no fraud. A better cabinet position awaits, should Biden win. I cannot believe our own #AZAG thinks that is some kind of reliable evidence.https://t.co/YzbZcABwTZ
— Rep. Kelly Townsend (@KellyTownsend11) November 13, 2020
President Trump tweeted his frustrations this morning with the election in general, something he claims was “rigged.”
“For years the Dems have been preaching how unsafe and rigged our elections have been,” he said. “Now they are saying what a wonderful job the Trump Administration did in making 2020 the most secure election ever.”
“Actually this is true, except for what the Democrats did,” he pondered. “Rigged Election!”
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