In a June 14 letter Monday, Brnovich called U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland’s comments last week expressing concern about post-election audits “troubling.”
“Your statements displayed an alarming disdain for state sovereignty,” Brnovich wrote. “My office is not amused by the DOJ’s posturing and will not tolerate any effort to undermine or interfere with our State Senate’s audit to reassure Arizonans of the accuracy of our elections.”
The audit of the vote in Maricopa County, the state’s most populous county, ordered by state Senate Republicans, began in April.
“Arizona will not sit back and let the Biden administration abuse its authority, refuse to uphold laws, or attempt to commandeer our state’s sovereignty,” Brnovich wrote.
Former President Donald Trump has praised the audit and urged other states to launch their own election reviews. (NOTE: The Washington Times, a never-Trumper news source some consider “conservative,” claimed that Trump “continues to make baseless claims that Democrats stole the election from him through widespread voter fraud.”)
Arizona GOP Chairwoman Kelli Ward provides an update on the Maricopa County audit, including the legal battles, in the video below. Chairwoman Ward outlines how the county board of supervisors has been discovered to have withheld material evidence from the audit despite a court order demanding compliance.
Officials in Maricopa County are refusing to comply with subpoenas from the state Senate that require them to turn over routers or router images to auditors reviewing the November 2020 election. There are certain to be more legal battles ahead as the auditors demand access to all the equipment, including the passwords the county is withholding. Stay tuned.
A recount of ballots in Georgia’s presidential race revealed more than 2,600 ballots in Floyd County that were never entered into the final tally, The Daily Wire reports.
Floyd County Republican Party Chairman Luke Martin says the ballots, once counted, will likely give President Trump a roughly 800-vote bite into Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s roughly 14,000-vote lead, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Trump is currently leading Biden in Floyd County by a nearly 43% margin of difference.
The recovered votes may also help out GOP Sen. David Perdue, who is roughly 14,000 votes away from securing 50% of the vote in his bid for reelection and avoiding a runoff against Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s office said the votes were missed because election workers failed to upload a memory card containing the votes into a ballot counting machine. The Floyd County discrepancy does not appear to be a widespread issue, the office of the secretary of state said.
Gabriel Sterling, the state’s voting system manager called it “an amazing blunder” and said the county’s elections director should resign.
“It’s not an equipment issue. It’s a person not executing their job properly,” Sterling told the Journal-Constitution. This is the kind of situation that requires a change at the top of their management side.”
Three Wrong Counts In Three Minutes’: Georgia Recount Auditor Says Things Aren’t Adding Up
A Republican National Committee monitor in the Georgia recount efforts came forward claiming he witnessed a counted wrongly calling out votes. According to the monitor, the counter called votes that should have gone to President Donald Trump and claimed they were for former Vice President Joe Biden, reports Townhall.com.
“So, second person was supposed to be checking it, right. So, three times in three minutes she called out Biden. The second auditor caught it and she said, ‘No. This is Trump.’ Now, that’s just while I’m standing there,” Hale Soucie, the monitor explained. “So, does the second checker catch it every time? But this lady, three times in three minutes, from 2:09 to 2:12, she got three wrong.”
Soucie said he left the original table he was where they were recounting ballots for Cobb County. He claimed he left the table because the second person wasn’t looking at the vote, but was automatically assuming that the first counter was correct.
According to the insider, table 17, where they were counting votes for Cobb County, was where the woman called the wrong votes. Table 18, which was also counting votes for Cobb County, is where Soucie said he witnessed the second person not looking at the ballots.
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Trump holding rally in Tucson
Following his Prescott rally, Trump will host a rally at the Tucson International Airport at 3 p.m. Tickets for the Tucson event can be obtained HERE. Trump’s swing through Arizona will mark his sixth visit this year to a battleground state he considers extremely important to his re-election.
Donald Trump Jr. was in Mesa, Az. Thursday for a “Latter-day Saints for Trump” event, and Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter and advisor, visited the area for a separate event over the past weekend. President Trump’s last visit to the Valley was Sept. 14 for a “Latinos for Trump” event in Phoenix. Vice president Mike Pence and the president’s sons, Donald Jr. and Eric, also have made recent visits to Arizona.
Democrats continue to pin their hopes on Joe “Beijing” Biden winning the state and presidency on vote-suppressing pollsters and Big Tech and the media’s ability to censor stories about the former vice president’s corruption.
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“Every day matters and we need to treat every volunteer recruitment call, every door knocked, phone call made with the urgency of winning or losing this election based on our actions,” says Drew Sexton, State Director, Arizona – Trump Victory.