Katie Hobbs' Office Raising Eyebrows Over Allegations of Twitter Censorship and Threats to Election Officials

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We’ve been seeing a lot of revealing things from the Twitter files drop from Elon Musk, including things like the DNC allegedly being involved in trying to silence actor James Woods and the Biden team having posts colluding with the old Twitter team to have posts removed.


Now, Christina Bobb, who previously worked for OAN and as a lawyer for President Donald Trump, has dropped some emails claiming that they show Katie Hobbs’ Secretary of State office contacted Twitter to request posts be removed.

“Unreal! Katie Hobbs’s office contacts Twitter to have posts removed! So, the democrat [sic] candidate, who ran the AZ election, censored her political opponents, disrupted Election Day votes, and then threatened counties with prosecution if they didn’t declare her the winner,” Bobb exclaimed.

She’s also calling on Elon Musk to release how many times the Arizona Secretary of State contacted Twitter to censor people.

It’s not clear what the emails are referencing, but the header says “Election Related Misinformation.”


Musk can doubtless run down the back end of what this pertains to–and if it pertains to censoring Hobb’s political opponents.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) said she would be calling for a federal investigation of the actions.

That isn’t the only questionable action that is raising eyebrows when it comes to Katie Hobbs.

Her top deputy, Arizona State Elections Director Kori Lorick threatened the Mohave County Board of Supervisors with criminal charges if they didn’t certify Hobbs as the winner in time for the Nov. 28 certification deadline. Lorick sent letters that included threats of lawsuits against the board members for “nonfeasance,” as well, according to emails.

“The Secretary of State did contact our County and cited A.R.S. Section 16-1010 as a statute that could be used to prosecute [the board] if they did not certify the election,” said Matt Smith, the Mohave County Attorney, to the DCNF. The statute is an Arizona felony statute regarding election officials who “fail to perform their duties” under the law; as a Class 6 felony, upon conviction, it could result in up to two years’ imprisonment.

“The threat of legal action, including personally, came from the Arizona State Elections Director [Kori Lorick],” said the board’s chair-elect, Supervisor Travis Linginfelter. While previous reporting noted that the board’s members were warned of prosecution by their counsel, the board’s members have now stated that the threats came from Lorick, who reports to Hobbs, as well.

“Our office will take all legal action necessary to ensure that Arizona’s voters have their votes counted, including referring the individual supervisors who vote not to certify for criminal enforcement under A.R.S. 16-1010,” Lorick wrote in an email to the board obtained by the DCNF. Governor-elect Hobbs has neither resigned as Secretary of State nor recused herself from election oversight and certification.


Mojave County wanted more time to review election integrity issues, and there were a lot of questions about the machines on the day of the election, as we reported.

Mojave ended up certifying the results, perhaps a small wonder given they were being threatened by the office of Katie Hobbs, who wanted them to certify her. The Supervisor and Chair Ron Gould said they did it “under duress.”

Cochise County also had election concerns and is being sued by Hobbs’ office. But they were forced by a court order to certify the results. Now, her office is also referring two supervisors for criminal action for delaying the canvas.

There’s a big problem when you have the Secretary of State interested in the results and then threatening board members, whatever the objections or concerns of the board members might be. Her office shouldn’t have been involved in doing any of this action–and/or she should have distanced herself from any such responses. Now instead, it raises the spectre of her threatening people to declare that she won.


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