New lawsuit: Maricopa first county to use artificial intelligence for signature verification

by WorldTribune Staff, December 15, 2022

Maricopa County illegally used third-party artificial intelligence software to verify ballot signatures in the 2022 midterm election, according to a new lawsuit.

State Sen. Sonny Borrelli filed the lawsuit on Monday against Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and Maricopa County on behalf of Mohave County, alleging that Maricopa County “experimented with unproven and proprietary artificial intelligence in voter signature verification.”

Due to Maricopa County’s use of “unproven software programs that improperly but unavoidably influenced the judgment of poorly trained workers tasked with signature verification, in violation of Arizona statutory law, the voting strength of residents of Mohave County, Arizona, was diluted and their Constitutional rights were violated,” Borrelli’s lawsuit states.

Borrelli told The Gateway Pundit: “I’m challenging the fact that Maricopa County is the only county that used artificial intelligence to verify signatures on a ballot envelope. There’s nothing in the law that allows them to do that.”

“The legislature never passed a law to allow this type of technology. It’s not in the Elections Procedures Manual,” Borrelli added. “It’s obvious that Maricopa County went rogue and just did whatever they wanted to do, without any legislative authority whatsoever.”

State Sen. Wendy Rogers slammed Maricopa County for flouting the law and making up its own rules:


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