Saturday, June 5, 2021

BREAKING*: Arizona Supreme Court DISMISSES "Quo Warranto" Action Against Secy/State Katie Hobbs; "We the People" leader had demanded answers about fraud in elections, etc.

(Updated 6/8/21, 12pm)
BREAKING*: Arizona Supreme Court DISMISSES "Quo Warranto" Action Against 
@SecretaryHobbs; "We the People" leader had demanded answers about fraud in elections, etc.

As expected, the Arizona Supreme Court has quickly dismissed the Quo Warranto action filed by Daniel Wood this past Friday. Justice James Beene signed the Order today in his capacity as the "Duty Justice", although it is unlikely any of the other six Justices would have dissented.

The one-page dismissal notes that Wood gave no indication that he had asked Attorney General Mark Brnovich to bring the action and that the AG had refused. (In fact, as noted below, Wood indicated in his livestream that he had simply delivered a courtesy copy to Brnovich's office.) Therefore, he did not comply with the legal prerequisites to filing the action on his own.

Here is the dismissal Order. For more details about the lawsuit, see the original article below. 


6/5/21: "We the People" Group Leader Heads Back To AZ Supreme Court, While Accusing Justices - And Hobbs - Of Treason and Sedition For Not Acting On "Fraud" In November Elections

Hard on the heels of last month's hasty dismissal - and unmasking - a leader of the "We the People" group headed back to the Arizona Supreme Court yesterday to demand answers from Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs about last November's elections. Later in the day, the Congressional candidate declared this to be "war" and accused the Supreme Court Justices of implicating themselves in the crimes of "maladministration, treason and sedition".

The Justices unanimously dismissed the then-anonymous petitioners' action to declare Arizona elections in 2018 and 2020 to be invalid and temporarily install them in 20 (city/county/state) government offices. The Justices then denied the group's request to stay anonymous.

Daniel Wood was not one of the petitioners in that case, but was publicly behind the filing. Yesterday, he filed a new quo warranto action with the state's Supreme Court, in an effort to force Hobbs to explain her authority to make several decisions surrounding the November elections.

Wood charges that Hobbs had a duty to ask the Legislature to decide who the Presidential electors should be, and that she should not have certified the election. He also re-raises the certifications of election machines and asks why Hobbs did not immediately appeal the October court decision extending the voter registration deadline.


Arizona law gives the Attorney General the sole authority* to file a quo warranto action challenging a public official if they are believed to be unlawfully holding or exercising their office. (The most recent time such an action was filed by the AG was in 2005 when (late) David Burnell Smith was removed from the State Legislature.)

In a Facebook livestream later Friday, Wood read his new action and vowed to supporters that he would keep fighting, declaring this to be "war". He stated that the "judge" (Justices) had implicated themselves in dismissing last month's action. "He (they) didn't even look at the evidence. That's something serious to take into consideration....Now, the (justices) have implicated (themselves) in a crime....Now (they) have evidence of fraud in our election process and (they) did not look at it."

In explaining why you do not give up after last month's dismissal, Wood makes the aim clear: "We're dealing with a lot of corruption, folks....It is our duty to overthrow such government that is outside of their...oath of office."

He demands answers from Hobbs within five days. It is likely that the Supreme Court will take some steps to deal with the case within that same time period.

* If AG refuses, then the person who is being usurped can ask the court for permission to file. Wood says he gave AG Brnovich a courtesy copy yesterday.

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BREAKING*: Arizona Supreme Court DISMISSES "Quo Warranto" Action Against Secy/State Katie Hobbs; "We the People" leader had demanded answers about fraud in elections, etc.

(Updated 6/8/21, 12pm) BREAKING*: Arizona Supreme Court DISMISSES "Quo Warranto" Action Against  @SecretaryHobbs; "We the Peo...