Failed GOP Candidate Kari Lake Could Face Felony Charges Over Tweets
Kari Lake is facing possible felony charges in Arizona due to posting photos of voters’ signatures on Twitter.
Lake lost her race for governor to Democrat Katie Hobbs by over 17,000 votes and claims that the election was stolen from her due to voter fraud.
Lake shared 16 photos of voters’ ballots signatures on Twitter in an effort to prove that almost 40,000 ballots in November didn’t match voter signatures that the state of Arizona has on record.
“I think all the ‘Election Deniers’ out there deserve an apology,” she tweeted.
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Arizona Secretary of State Adrian Fontes (D) sent a criminal referral to Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes (D) regarding Lake’s tweet. He stated that posting unauthorized photos of voters’ signatures could be in violation of state law prohibiting “records containing a voter’s signature” from being “accessible or reproduced by any person other than the voter.”
“The protections afforded by this subsection prohibit posting any information derived from voter registration forms or precinct registers to the internet, and under no circumstance may a person other than the voter or [a] statutorily authorized person reproduce a voter’s signature,” read the referral.
If proven guilty, Lake is facing a class 6 felony. Penalties for violation of a class 6 felony can include fines, probation, or a prison sentence from four months to 5 years.
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