Arizona’s Democrat Secretary of State Katie Hobbs colluded with Twitter employees to illegally censor Americans for posting alleged “election-related misinformation,” a leaked email has revealed.
The internal email discussion was revealed by Twitter’s new owner Elon Musk, who is releasing the company’s secret communications to promote transparency and expose censorship efforts.
As Musk points out, while it’s not illegal for Twitter to suppress free speech, to do so under the orders of a government official is a direct violation of the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment.
The bombshell leaks show that the company had developed a culture of censoring conservatives at the behest of the Democratic Party before Musk took over in October.
According to an email on January 7, 2021, the communications director for Hobbs’ Secretary of State office emailed the Center for Internet Security (CIS), a 501 nonprofit cybersecurity organization.
The email says Hobbs’ office is “flagging” an unidentified Twitter profile for review under the subject line titled “Election Related Misinformation.”
The email also included an unknown employee at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
The agency is a branch under the federal government’s Department of Homeland Security.
A representative with CIS then forwarded the message to a Twitter employee, saying, “Please see this report below from the Arizona SOS office.
“Please let me know if you have any questions.”
The obedient Twitter employee then sent another email saying, “Thank you … both tweets have been removed from the service.”
Unreal! Katie Hobbs’s office contacts Twitter to have posts removed! So, the democrat candidate, who ran the AZ election, censored her political opponents, disrupted Election Day votes, and then threatened counties with prosecution if they didn’t declare her the winner. pic.twitter.com/TWIgHHPqkd
— Christina Bobb (@christina_bobb) December 4, 2022
Hobbs has recently been labeled Arizona’s “governor-elect” by the corporate media.
Arizona’s disputed election results suggest that Hobbs defeated Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake by less than one point in the 2022 midterms.
Arizona officials, including current governor Doug Ducey, the state attorney general, and chief justice, are set to certify Hobbs as the Copper State’s 24th governor based on the election result submitted by the state’s 15 counties.
Lake, who has yet to concede to her opponent based on allegations of election fraud, called the email leaks a “Conflict of Interest, Coercion, Corruption.”
She reportedly plans to sue Arizona’s largest county, Maricopa County, next week to overturn her election loss.
In a video she posted on social media, Lake said, “stay tuned.”
Lake reveals that her lawsuit includes “at least one smoking gun” whistleblower and a “team of patriotic, talented lawyers on a legal case to challenge the botched elections.”
“And you’ll want to stay tuned for this one,” she said. “Trust me.”
An update on our Fight, Arizona: pic.twitter.com/tXrjrTFDc8
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) November 29, 2022
Hobbs, who as SOS is the state’s top election official, refused to recuse herself from overseeing her own gubernatorial race.
She also refused to campaign, hold rallies, or even debate Lake in the run-up to the election.
With the latest email leak from Musk’s “Twitter Files” alleging Hobbs and the federal government conspired with Twitter, other lawmakers have called for an investigation into Hobbs and her office.
Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) said on Twitter, “SOS of AZ and Gov candidate, Katie Hobbs, used the power of the AZ SOS to collude w/ Twitter to unconstitutionally violate 1st Amendment rights of Americans for her own political gain.”
“This is communism and Hobbs can not be governor.
“I’m calling for a Federal investigation.
The SOS of AZ and Gov candidate, Katie Hobbs, used the power of the AZ SOS to collude w/ Twitter to unconstitutionally violate 1st Amendment rights of Americans for her own political gain.
This is communism and Hobbs can not be governor.
I’m calling for a Federal investigation. https://t.co/NvYpbVDuZZ
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) December 4, 2022
Rep. Troy Nehls (R-TX) on Friday called on Musk to release the names of government officials involved in censorship at Twitter.
“Investigations are coming,” Nehls said.
Release the names of government officials.
Investigations are coming. https://t.co/1FfKVe1uQc
— Congressman Troy Nehls (@RepTroyNehls) December 3, 2022