Wednesday, July 20, 2022

BREAKING: "Unqualified"! Hobbs Moves To Exclude Doug Logan & Ben Cotton Testimony From Tomorrow's Hearing On Electronic Voting Machines (READ Motion)

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs filed a Motion to exclude testimony from former Cyber Ninja Doug Logan and other election conspiracy theorists from tomorrow's hearing. U.S. District Court Judge John Tuchi set aside several hours for evidence and arguments on whether to grant an injunction to prevent the use of electronic voting machines in this year's (underway) elections.

The lawsuit was brought by Trump-endorsed candidates for Governor (Kari Lake) and Secretary of State (Mark Finchem). 

The Hobbs' Motion in Limine argues that

"Plaintiffs rely on declarations and anticipated testimony from five individuals: John Mills, Ben Cotton, Walter Daugherity, Douglas Logan, and Shawn Smith.  Their declarations and anticipated testimony, however, advance generalized conclusions that voting machines are unreliable. These opinions largely rest on conjecture, conspiracy theories, and self-serving statements and reports that were produced to (unsuccessfully) overturn the 2020 election results. Plaintiffs’ proffered declarations and anticipated testimony, which purport to be expert opinion, are unreliable, unhelpful to the trier of fact, and irrelevant to proving Plaintiffs’ claims. The declarations’ conclusions are hardly worthy of the kind of analysis required for “scientific, technical, or other specialized knowledge,” but even if they were, Plaintiffs’ “experts” are unqualified to offer opinions in the areas of electronic voting systems or electronic voting system security."

The five hour hearing is also set to include arguments on Maricopa County's Motion to Dismiss the entire case. 

Here is today's Motion to Strike/Exclude:

This article was reported by AZ Law founder Paul Weich. Paul is currently running for a seat in Arizona's House of Representatives.

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