Arizona lawmakers just put their foot down with a major decision on one controversial issue.
Even with Governor Katie Hobbs dragging her feet every inch of the way, the state’s GOP won the day.
And Donald Trump was sailing after getting this major news about the 2024 election.
After years of controversy, the Arizona Legislature has banned the use of electronic voting machines using parts manufactured, assembled, or tested in nations threatening the United States.
That announcement is a major win for Trump supporters who have complained about electronic voting machines—especially in Arizona during the 2020 presidential election.
The 2022 Arizona Governor’s race also raised concerns among many Republicans.
Now state lawmakers have elected to override Governor Katie Hobb’s veto of legislation that requires more careful sourcing of electronic voting machines.
The state’s Senate Majority Leader Sonny Borrelli announced the new security measures informing all County Board of Supervisors that “they must first and foremost prioritize protecting national security during any future elections.”
He also explained exactly why and how Arizona’s GOP led legislature decided to override Hobb’s veto.
“This session, the Senate passed legislation that would have fulfilled federal government requirements to protect critical elections infrastructure,” a statement from Borrelli’s office explained.
After Senate Bill 1074 was vetoed by Hobbs “the Legislature is exercising our plenary authority to see that no electronic voting systems in the state of Arizona are used as the primary method for conducting, counting, tabulating, or verifying federal elections, unless those systems meet necessary standards of protection.”
State lawmakers deal a devastating blow to Dominion
Since most of the Dominion Voting Systems equipment used in the state’s biggest population center—Maricopa County—is made in China or Taiwan, its likely voters in 2024 will be using old fashioned paper ballots to cast their votes.
In his statement Borrelli said it’s a move that’s overdue.
“We have long ignored this elephant in the room by allowing electronic voting systems made with parts produced in countries considered adversaries to the United States to be used as the primary method for conducting our elections,” he noted. “It is in our state’s and nation’s best interest that we comply with implementation of security measures to protect our republic.”
Borelli’s announcement comes as tech giant Microsoft is warning that critical US infrastructure has been targeted a state-sponsored attack coming out of China.
In addition to national security concerns, Donald Trump and many of his supporters will appreciate that their calls for an increase in election related security are finally being heeded.
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.