Election Integrity Fight & Progress in Arizona

 

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.

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  1. kedavis Member
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    Hopefully if it’s all just CYA now – for example, the voting machines have been “wiped” (like, with a cloth?) – that can be exposed.

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  2. MiMac Thatcher
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    When you have lost Bill Barr you have lost…..

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  3. The Cynthonian Member
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    In addition to auditing Maricopa County’s vote counting in the last election, AZ conservatives must focus on the 2022 elections. The statewide offices are in this cycle, including the Soros-funded Secretary of State incumbent. Newly minted Sen. Kelly has to run again for a full term. This will be an important year for the direction of AZ governance.

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  4. Skyler Coolidge
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    MiMac (View Comment):

    When you have lost Bill Barr you have lost…..

    Bill Barr is not god.

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  5. Adrian Slade Coolidge
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    That is one of the 6 counties that need to be addressed in order to restore election integrity for 2022. I just posted a full plan based upon that strategy earlier today!

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  6. Skyler Coolidge
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    That takes some nerve to tell the elected government that they can’t oversee a government function. I’m sure they were able to sanitize everything by now.

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  7. Joan of Ark La Tex Member
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    Adrian Slade (View Comment):

    That is one of the 6 counties that need to be addressed in order to restore election integrity for 2022. I just posted a full plan based upon that strategy earlier today!

    Link it here please.

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  8. Steven Galanis Coolidge
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    Perhaps, a groundswell of conservative protest is needed on one issue. Has abortion, long considered by many of us as the most important issue of our time, been upstaged?

    The annual Right to Life protest in Washington D.C. is due to take place in a few days, but my heart grieves not for the unborn.

    Yet, I would march all over this country for free and fair elections… join a migrant protest caravan if there was one, even start one if I knew how!

     

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  9. David Carroll Thatcher
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    If the supervisors sanitized the machines and other information, I would expect the Senate to go the court and seek sanctions against them personally for spoliation of evidence.

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  10. Skyler Coolidge
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    David Carroll (View Comment):

    If the supervisors sanitized the machines and other information, I would expect the Senate to go the court and seek sanctions against them personally for spoliation of evidence.

    How would they know?

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  11. I Walton Member
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    We have to sort it all out, not to remove Biden, but to move the system toward reasonably honest voting. If they could do it with a Republican in the White House it will be child’s play with this bunch in charge.

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  12. kedavis Member
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    David Carroll (View Comment):

    If the supervisors sanitized the machines and other information, I would expect the Senate to go the court and seek sanctions against them personally for spoliation of evidence.

    They would have a difficult – likely impossible – task proving who did it.

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  13. Joan of Ark La Tex Member
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    Update: Looks like we have real problems in Arizona and the offer by Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is a ruse. Now they are saying they have to be the one who determines the auditors and how it must be audited. Read more here.

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  14. Ray Kujawa Coolidge
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    Use of Dominion voting machines is causing too much controversy and causing loss in voter confidence in elections. Arizona should follow Texas’ lead and get rid of the Dominion voting systems. There should be plenty of time to do this before 2022. This ought to be a big priority all across the US, even outside the swing states. Republican state legislatures ought to make this a priority to fund replacement. In most states, Dominion machines were only used in selected counties (in Georgia, Dominion was used in all counties). State legislatures should not give those large Democratically controlled counties the option. This should be a priority to assure voting integrity. This should not be an efficiency argument. If necessary, going to paper ballots would be more secure and auditable. Republicans need to anticipate and effectively deal with objections raised by Democrats and potentially co-opted members of the state’s executive branch.

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  15. Percival Thatcher
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    Ray Kujawa (View Comment):

    Use of Dominion voting machines is causing too much controversy and causing loss in voter confidence in elections. Arizona should follow Texas’ lead and get rid of the Dominion voting systems. There should be plenty of time to do this before 2022. This ought to be a big priority all across the US, even outside the swing states. Republican state legislatures ought to make this a priority to fund replacement. In most states, Dominion machines were only used in selected counties (in Georgia, Dominion was used in all counties). State legislatures should not give those large Democratically controlled counties the option. This should be a priority to assure voting integrity. This should not be an efficiency argument. If necessary, going to paper ballots would be more secure and auditable. Republicans need to anticipate and effectively deal with objections raised by Democrats and potentially co-opted members of the state’s executive branch.

    Dominion has been heavily slagged throughout this whole election. If I were in charge of the company, I wouldn’t be suing for slander. Not yet. I’d be ready to conduct a rigorous code review anytime, anywhere. I’d be on every news network that would return my calls presenting my company as being ready, willing, and able to silence everyone who cast dispersions on the integrity of the systems.

    Then I’d sue.

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  16. Skyler Coolidge
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    Percival (View Comment):

    Ray Kujawa (View Comment):

    Use of Dominion voting machines is causing too much controversy and causing loss in voter confidence in elections. Arizona should follow Texas’ lead and get rid of the Dominion voting systems. There should be plenty of time to do this before 2022. This ought to be a big priority all across the US, even outside the swing states. Republican state legislatures ought to make this a priority to fund replacement. In most states, Dominion machines were only used in selected counties (in Georgia, Dominion was used in all counties). State legislatures should not give those large Democratically controlled counties the option. This should be a priority to assure voting integrity. This should not be an efficiency argument. If necessary, going to paper ballots would be more secure and auditable. Republicans need to anticipate and effectively deal with objections raised by Democrats and potentially co-opted members of the state’s executive branch.

    Dominion has been heavily slagged throughout this whole election. If I were in charge of the company, I wouldn’t be suing for slander. Not yet. I’d be ready to conduct a rigorous code review anytime, anywhere. I’d be on every news network that would return my calls presenting my company as being ready, willing, and able to silence everyone who cast dispersions on the integrity of the systems.

    Then I’d sue.

    They wouldn’t EVER sue. That would subject them to discovery.

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  17. Percival Thatcher
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    Skyler (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    Ray Kujawa (View Comment):

    Use of Dominion voting machines is causing too much controversy and causing loss in voter confidence in elections. Arizona should follow Texas’ lead and get rid of the Dominion voting systems. There should be plenty of time to do this before 2022. This ought to be a big priority all across the US, even outside the swing states. Republican state legislatures ought to make this a priority to fund replacement. In most states, Dominion machines were only used in selected counties (in Georgia, Dominion was used in all counties). State legislatures should not give those large Democratically controlled counties the option. This should be a priority to assure voting integrity. This should not be an efficiency argument. If necessary, going to paper ballots would be more secure and auditable. Republicans need to anticipate and effectively deal with objections raised by Democrats and potentially co-opted members of the state’s executive branch.

    Dominion has been heavily slagged throughout this whole election. If I were in charge of the company, I wouldn’t be suing for slander. Not yet. I’d be ready to conduct a rigorous code review anytime, anywhere. I’d be on every news network that would return my calls presenting my company as being ready, willing, and able to silence everyone who cast dispersions on the integrity of the systems.

    Then I’d sue.

    They wouldn’t EVER sue. That would subject them to discovery.

    They (or the mouthpiece media on their behalf) made litigious noises a while back, but it was a bluff.

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