Last Updated on December 17, 2022
Ben Toma, the newly-elected GOP Speaker of the Arizona House, has family ties to Runbeck, the Democrat-owned ballot company at the center of Kari Lake’s lawsuit to nullify Arizona’s 2022 gubernatorial results which, much like in 2020’s presidential race, have been marred by fraud, voter suppression, and massive irregularities. Despite the evidence and a viable challenge to the reported results, Toma is cozying up to Democrat “Governor-elect” Katie Hobbs, who’s already been at the center of multiple election fraud scandals as Arizona’s Secretary of State.
Two of Ben Toma’s brothers, Mihai Toma and Andrei Toma, sit on the board of Precision Aero, a contractor within the military-industrial complex. Leading the board is Chairman Jeff Ellington, who’s also the President and COO of Runbeck Election Services, from where a whistleblower says a whopping 300,000 ballots were illegally dropped into Arizona’s election results, tipping the scales in Democrat Katie Hobbs’ favor.
On the Precision Aero website, the three men are all publicly listed as board members, with Ellington as Chairman, Mihai Toma as President, and Andrei Toma as Secretary.
Toma has stayed quiet on Kari Lake’s election integrity fight, and is publicly aligning with Hobbs. Arizona conservatives say it’s part and parcel of his family ties to left-wing Runbeck and indicative future failures to secure Arizona’s elections.
If @RepBenToma doesn’t INSIST on REAL #ElectionIntegrity in the #SpecialSession, we all know why…https://t.co/vDR4qaaCjF pic.twitter.com/ww5xGM7Fzg
— • Michelle • (@ThatParentP4P) December 15, 2022
The Toma family’s ties to Runbeck are far from just coincidence.
Under its former name, “Riggins Engineering,” Precision Aero is listed as one of the Black Mountain Investment Company’s major “assets,” a firm where Mihai Toma serves as President and CEO.
It is unclear if the asset is still listed under the name “Riggins Engineering” on Black Mountain’s website for the purpose of obscuring the Toma family’s connection to Runbeck.
So compelling are the irregularities and fraud allegations in Arizona, that a judge has already ruled that ballots in troubled Maricopa County must be sampled, bowing to a petition from the Lake campaign.
On Monday, more court action is expected, and Runbeck will be at the center of it.
“You have a whistleblower from Runbeck the ballot company, that said approximately 300,000 ballots were illegally inserted into the tally,” election attorney Christina Bobb told Bannon’s War Room.
The ballots were “not coming from drop boxes, not coming from polling locations, but just being brought in by employees,” Bobb explained.
In addition to the massive ballot drop, according to the 70-page lawsuit filed by Kari Lake to throw out Arizona’s gubernatorial election, tens of thousands of illegal mail-in ballots were factored into the vote totals.
Shockingly, in Maricopa County, the epicenter of election fraud in Arizona, when ballots are picked up at the post office, they aren’t taken back to the local elections department, but are instead given right back to Runbeck, where they’re scanned behind closed doors.
Maricopa County is the only county in the nation that engages in this practice, according to a Gateway Pundit report.
.@christina_bobb: "You have a whistleblower from Runbeck the ballot company, that said approximately 300,000 ballots were illegally inserted into the tally. Not coming from drop boxes, not coming from polling locations, but just being brought in by employees." pic.twitter.com/4xq00amHqs
— Kari Lake War Room (@KariLakeWarRoom) December 17, 2022
The revelation that Arizona’s GOP Speaker-elect, Ben Toma, has family ties to Runbeck comes as he publicly cozies up to Democrat “Governor-elect” Katie Hobbs, even as Kari Lake, the nominee from within his own party, wages one of the biggest election challenges in American history.
“Had a productive discussion with Speaker-Elect @RepBenToma and [State Senate] President-Elect @votewarren,” Hobbs tweeted earlier this week, along with a picture of the trio.
“We are ready to find common ground and get to work on behalf of all Arizonans,” Hobbs wrote, revealing that she’s already ironing out her legislative agenda with Toma and company.
Arizona’s 2022 election is far from the first time that Runbeck has been at the center of an election fraud controversy that benefited Democrats and the uni-party establishment as a whole.
In 2020, the company was at the center of historically unprecedented complaints of election fraud and irregularities in both Arizona and Georgia, and has still yet to produce proper chain of custody documents more than two years later.
In addition to being major Democrat Donors, the Runbeck family, which resides in Arizona and owns Runbeck Election Services, also owns a patent on a computer system used for “on-screen ballot duplication” and “generating a revised ballot.”
National File reached out to Arizona Speaker-elect Ben Toma for comment on this article and his family ties to Runbeck Election Services, but received no response.