And…Here…We…Go! The Arizona Attorney General’s Office has announced that they are requesting all supporting documents from the Arizona State Senate Audit report released last week through the AG’s Election Integrity Unit or EIU. Letters were sent to both Senate President Karen Fann as well as the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chaired by Clint Hickman by Assistant AG Jennifer Wright detailing the records the AG requires for their investigation, the list is long and the implications could be damning.
“The Arizona Senate’s report that was released on Friday raises some serious questions regarding the 2020 election,” said Attorney General Mark Brnovich. “Arizonans can be assured our office will conduct a thorough review of the information we receive.”
This week, my office sent a letter to the Arizona Senate requesting supporting documents from the report released last week.
My office also asked Maricopa County to preserve all documents and data related to the 2020 election. https://t.co/XUN71YRjp1
— Mark Brnovich (@GeneralBrnovich) September 28, 2021
AG Brnovich’s Office is requesting (in the strongest terms)
- Unredacted copies of all reports
- Evidence of Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai’s report about finding and recognizing patterns of the early ballots
- Evidence between Ben Cotton’s findings from his report/presentation
- A chance to meet with contractors/subcontractors behind the report individually.
- Copies of documents, items, and electronically stored information
- Any electronic communication – email, instant messaging – used by Maricopa County
- Computer systems, election systems, CDs, floppy discs, etc)
- Election equipment used for the statewide 2020 election
- Any physical records including all ballots, turned early ballot envelopes, chain of custody documentation of all election materials, etc.
- All electronic files and footage captured by video surveillance used by Maricopa County.
- Building access records for all Maricopa County offices used for the 2020 statewide election.
The Board Of Supervisors Has Had Bad Luck With Brnovich So Far…
This Investigation May Be No Different
If the MCBOS members weren’t already concerned by the cataclysmic and extremely incriminating leaked audio of Supervisor Chucri which resulted in his resignation, then this turn of events should have them as the kids say these days: “shook-eth“. Previous encounters with the Attorney Generals’ office have not gone well for them in the context of the AZ Senate Audit, such as an August opinion that the Board broke the law by withholding requested data and equipment from the Senate in defiance of a subpoena.
Audit supporters seem to have a rather rosy outlook on the development though with AZGOP Chair Dr. Kelli Ward tweeting an excited “Here we go!”
— Dr. Kelli Ward 🇺🇸 (@kelliwardaz) September 28, 2021
Senator Wendy Rogers likewise tweeted Brnovich’s Notice with the caption “Let’s roll!”
Let’s roll! 🚔 🚨 pic.twitter.com/nSl0kY2IET
— Wendy Rogers (@WendyRogersAZ) September 28, 2021
In an announcement via Twitter on Sep. 28th the County Elections Department said, “We’ll be issuing a technical response to the Senate’s review of Maricopa County’s elections in the coming weeks. Read more: ” It would seem that they are trying very hard to fill the air with ‘fact-checking’ and ‘debunking’ to make all of this go away before Brnovich’s office can get their investigation underway. Almost as if they’re a bit worried. content.govdelivery.com/accounts/AZMAR