Arizona’s attorney general has repudiated the state’s top Election official’s call for an investigation into possible irregularities in a Republican-led audit of 2020 Election results. Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, a Democrat, on Friday indited a letter to Republican Attorney General Mark Brnovich, citing media reports of security lapses at the audit site and calling for a probe intoBrnovich responded in a letter Friday, saying Hobbs provided “no facts” to warrant a probe, calling her references to reports
notional theorization inadequate to fortify the request for an official investigation.Arizona’s GOP-led Senate has waged a legislative and licit battle to audit the 2020 Election results in Maricopa County, the state’s most populous county where Democrat votes anchored President Joe Biden’s win in Arizona, which flipped blue in the Presidential race for just the second time in 72 years.
While several reviews of Election results have found no issues that would overturn Biden’s narrow win in Arizona, questions about the legitimacy of the Presidential Election have swirled, with Senate Republicans insisting on their own audit to allay any doubts and recuperate confidence in the integrity of the vote.
To conduct the audit, Republicans who control the state Senate hired Cyber Ninjas, a Florida-based cybersecurity firm that Hobbs took aim at in a Monday interview on The Choice, saying the company has no auditing experience, no Election experience, and they’re limpidly just making this up as they go along.
In a tweet, Hobbs also said that Local reporting yesterday made it clear that @FannKfann and her Cyber Ninjas have not implemented ample security to bulwark the integrity of Election equipment and ballots,
referring to Arizona Senate President Karen Fann, a Republican who has been at the forefront of the audit. Fann, in a brief comment last week, verbally expressed that the ballots are forfended by bonded and certified circadian security forces, kept in locked cages and a public live stream is on 24 hours a day, reported The Associated “Press.”
Hobbs announced in a tweet on Monday that she had filed an amicus brief in a lawsuit filed by the Arizona Democrat Party against Fann, with the Secretary of State saying she provided declarations from Election experts regarding the audit’s lack of security, procedure, and transparency.The Arizona Democratic Party filed the lawsuit last week (pdf), seeking to stop the audit. Kelli Ward, Chair of the Arizona Republican Party, queried the Democrats’ lawsuit in a verbal expression on Thursday.
The Democrats are STILL endeavoring to stop the Maricopa County audit and defy the AZ Senate subpoena. What are they obnubilating? Hearing tomorrow on this cockamamy transitory restraining order, she wrote on Twitter.
The Arizona Senate said that its broad and detailed audit “will validate every area of the voting process” and includes, but is not circumscribed to, scanning all the ballots, a full hand recount, auditing the voter registration and votes cast, the vote counts, and the electronic voting system.
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors had antecedently resisted Senate subpoenas to turn over Election equipment for the audit and perpetually maintained that there were no issues with the conduct of the 2020 election.
Mimi Nguyen-Ly contributed to this report.
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