Wednesday, December 16, 2020

BREAKING: Maricopa County Will Ask Court How To Comply With GOP Legislators' Election-Related Subpoenas

BREAKING: Maricopa County Will Ask Court How To Comply With GOP Legislators' Election-Related Subpoenas
UPDATE, 12/18, 1:10pm: The County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to file a legal action in Maricopa County Superior Court to determine what can and should be turned over to the State Senate in response to the election-related subpoenas. The vote came after approximately 7 1/4 hours of Executive Session deliberation time (Wednesday and today). (The Supervisors were not sequestered.)

UPDATE: Maricopa Supervisors Will Resume Considering Response To GOP Election Subpoenas Friday Morning (12/17/20, 10:00am)):

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors will resume discussing their response to legislative election-related subpoenas Friday morning. The new meeting was posted Thursday morning after a 4 1/2 hour Executive Session on Wednesday failed to result in any agreed-upon action.

The special meeting will begin at 10am, and it is likely that the Republican-controlled Board will again quickly move into Executive Session. Any actions would be voted upon in public session, which will be live-streamed on their website.

We have now published a news analysis  about the existing election integrity-related laws in place which the County - and, the Legislature - have to abide by. However, it should be noted that one of the factors which could be complicating the Supervisors' decision-making process are the two legal cases brought by the AZGOP Chairwoman Kelli Ward. The AZGOP has appealed both of those cases.

Original article, 12/16/20, 10:00pm: "UPDATE: Maricopa Supervisors Meet For 4 1/2 Hours, Take No Action Regarding Election-Related Subpoenas"
UPDATE: After their 4 1/2 hour (approx) Executive Session, the @MaricopaCounty Bd of Supervisors took NO ACTION on responding to the subpoenas issued by State Sen. Pres. @FannKfann / Eddie Farnsworth re: collecting all mailed-in ballot images and forensic audit.

Taking no official action does not mean that the Superviors have chosen not to comply with the subpoenas. They apparently listened to the (GOP) legal counsel and discussed  the statutes already in place to protect the integrity of elections and their options, and there obviously was not yet agreement on how to respond. Chairman Clint Hickman announced: "There has been no action at this time. So, there is no vote at this moment."

Here are the audits the Supervisors were discussing.

No new Supervisors meeting has been noticed out as of early Thursday morning.

(This is a developing story. Please check back for additional details.)

AZ State Senate subpoena for Scanned Ballot Audit by arizonaspolitics on Scribd

AZ State Senate subpoena for Forensic Audit by arizonaspolitics on Scribd

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