Election Fraud Was 'Substantial Enough to Change Results' in AZ Race: Expert Witness

Election Fraud Was 'Substantial Enough to Change Results' in AZ Race: Expert Witness

Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake’s election lawsuit started its second day of trial on Thursday. One legal expert is saying that there is more than enough evidence to prove that the election was tampered with.

The expert called to the stand was Big Data Poll director Richard Baris, there was tampering that was “substantial enough to change the leaderboard.”

“Mr. Baris, what is your opinion with respect to the effect of voter suppression as the result of election day chaos based on your survey, exit polling, and experience?” Lake’s lawyer Kurt Olsen, who summoned Baris, asked.

“In my professional opinion, and some of this is not opinion,” Baris replied, “we know the vote totals in these areas that we’re talking about; we know what the margins were. In my professional opinion, this did have an impact– it definitely impacted the outcome, the only question for me is whether it had the potential to change the result, and in my professional opinion it was substantial enough to change the leaderboard.”

Baris then said that if it were not for the chaos, that Lake would have been “ahead” in the race.

“The amount of election day voters that we’re talking about here, with the margin,” he stated, “would have changed the outcome of the race, and the number is substantial enough to have changed who the overall winner was in this race.”

Baris said that there were discrepancies between the number of mail-in voters and election-day voters regarding the completion of a questionnaire and that it many said they “didn’t get to vote.” He said that many voters who said they would have voted instead stayed at home due to issues with tabulators.

“At all the exit polls we have ever conducted,” Baris continued, “you don’t see missing participants like this without something happening.”

In her lawsuit, Lake alleged that, “The number of illegal votes cast in Arizona’s general election on November 8, 2022 far exceeds the 17,117 vote margin,” and that “Witnesses who were present…show hundreds of thousands of illegal ballots infected the election in Maricopa County.”


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