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Finally, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has agreed to release election material to the Arizona Senate so that the Senate can perform an audit, according to a Press Release statement from Senate President Karen Fann.
For a month, the supervisors have resisted all requests from the Senate, only to give within the hour after President Joe Biden was inaugurated.
Karen Fann’s letter stated:
“I am pleased to announce that after a hard-fought battle to seek information on behalf of Arizona voters regarding the integrity of the 2020 election, we have reached a favorable agreement with the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors,” Fann said in her statement. “Not only has the Board agreed to turn over all the relevant information we sought in our subpoenas so that we may perform an audit, but they also acknowledge that the Legislature is a sovereign power of the state and that the county is a political subdivision, and as such, the Legislature has the constitutional and statutory authority to issue subpoenas.”
The Board of Supervisors did not immediately respond to a request attempting to confirm Fann’s announcement.
The AZ Senate first issued two subpoenas to the supervisors on Dec. 15 after repeatedly calling on them to complete an additional independent audit of general election results.
The subpoenas gave the supervisors three days to respond and produce a voluminous amount of material from the general election, including images of all mail-in ballots, detailed voter information, and machines used to count votes.
The supervisors resisted by suing to stop the subpoenas, stating that state law prohibits the county from turning over copies of ballots and arguing the Senate was overreaching its powers. The supervisors asked the court to decide whether they had to respond. The judge bowed out of involvement by asking Senate and Board to sit down and arrive at an agreement.
The supervisors, four Republicans and one Democrat, help oversee general elections in the county and are responsible for certifying election results. The supervisors voted on Nov. 20 to certify the results of November’s elections in spite of many studies of election irregularities and eye witness accounts of election fraud.
One can only guess why the Board of Supervisors are willing to surrender the election materials now. Is it because all machines are “scrubbed clean” or is it because of pressure coming from Arizonian voters. On Jan 9, hundreds of protesters gathered in the courtyard outside the Arizona State Capitol last Wednesday, demanding that some members of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors be recalled. The effort was led by a group called We the People AZ Alliance. The people of Arizona are fighting for election integrity especially now we know judicial system divorce themselves from election lawsuits.
I am praying, like our Republic depends on it, for a fair and transparent Election Process in the entire country.Published in