Katie Hobbs – Just the Facts
- Katie Hobbs (Democratic Party) is the Arizona Secretary of State, having won in the general election on November 6, 2018. She assumed office on January 7, 2019. Her current term ends on January 2, 2023.
- Hobbs is a former Democratic member of the Arizona State Senate, representing District 24 from 2013 to 2019. Hobbs served as state Senate minority leader from 2015 to 2019.
- Hobbs also previously represented District 15 in the Arizona House of Representatives from 2011 to 2013.
Hours after news organization decision desks projected that Joe Biden won the presidential election, President Trump’s campaign filed a lawsuit in Arizona seeking to count ballots that were purportedly rejected in Maricopa County, relying in part on witness affidavits related to so-called “SharpieGate” allegations. Source: Washington Examiner
Arizona Secretary of State Rejects ‘Independent Analysis’ of Voting Data, Says It Would Amplify Baseless Theories
Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs (D) rejected a request for an “independent analysis” of voting data in the state, concluding that it would simply amplify the voices of people who seek to “undermine our democratic process for political gain.”
“It is patently unreasonable to suggest that, despite there being zero credible evidence of any impropriety or widespread irregularities, election officials nonetheless have a responsibility to prove a negative,” Hobbs wrote in response to Arizona Senate President Karen Fann (R), who requested an “independent analysis” of voting data to restore confidence and credibility among residents.