STATEMENT FROM STEVE GAYNOR ON SECRETARY HOBBS’ E-QUAL DEBACLE
Phoenix, AZ – Steve Gaynor, founder of Fair Maps Arizona and GOP candidate for governor, today issued this statement following reports of a total breakdown of the Secretary of State’s E-QUAL candidate ballot access system:
“The breakdown of the E-QUAL system is a slap in the face to Arizona candidates and voters, and all the hard work that has been done during the AIRC process. Secretary Hobbs has utterly failed to protect our election process, and her mismanagement of the E-QUAL system is the latest indication that Arizona’s elections are not in safe hands.
“Adding insult to injury, Secretary Hobbs has failed to address the concerns of Arizona candidates, and has instead suggested they ‘seek legal advice from their own attorneys.’ The absence of leadership from the Secretary of State’s office is unacceptable. This issue needs to be rectified immediately to ensure candidates and voters have their rights protected.”