Katie Hobbs (left), Kamala Harris (right)
April 8, 2023
Katie Hobbs has vetoed another bill that would designate the Secretary of State’s July 2020 Signature Verification Guide as the minimum requirement for the comparison of signatures on mail-in ballot envelopes.
State Rep. Alexander Kolodin’s HB2322 added language to the existing law, stating, “THE SECRETARY OF STATE’S JULY 2020 SIGNATURE VERIFICATION GUIDE CONSTITUTES THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPARISON OF SIGNATURES. SIGNATURES THAT CANNOT BE VERIFIED SHALL BE REJECTED EXCEPT AS PRESCRIBED IN SUBSECTION A OF THIS SECTION.”
As Secretary of State in 2020, Katie Hobbs wrote these standards into the 2020 Election Procedures Manual.
After vetoing a bill to add minimum standards that she wrote herself, one can only assume that Katie Hobbs wants to weaken standards for election security.
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