Fontes seeks investigation into Lake after she posts voter signatures

By Greg Hahne
Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services
Published: Tuesday, January 31, 2023 - 3:13pm
Updated: Tuesday, January 31, 2023 - 6:18pm

Secretary of State Adrian Fontes is seeking an investigation of losing GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake after she published signatures of individuals from voter registration records.

Fontes wrote a letter to Attorney General Kris Mayes citing a Twitter post, where Lake claims 40,000 ballots were illegally counted. 

She embedded 16 ballot envelopes and what she said were signatures of the same people from their voter registration cards.

Fontes said while state law allows for public inspection of voter registration for election-related purposes, it also says those containing a signature shall not be accessible or reproduced by any one who’s not the voter.

An attorney for Lake said the documents came from the Senate audit of the 2020 election, and that Lake had a First Amendment right to publish them.

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