Dominion & Maricopa County Defy Subpoena, Attempt To Thwart Ballot Audit
Maricopa County and Dominion Voting Systems have defied a subpoena from the Arizona state Senate.
Maricopa County Board of Supervisors are claiming some of the materials requested are in the custody of the recorder’s office and they were not named in the subpoena.
“Specifically, providing these routers puts sensitive, confidential data belonging to Maricopa County citizens — including Social Security numbers and protected health information — at risk,” Thomas Liddy, civil division chief for the county attorney’s office, wrote.
“Further, the Maricopa County Sheriff has explained that the production of the routers would render MCSO internal law enforcement communication infrastructure extremely vulnerable to hackers,” Liddy added.
Dominion has refused to cooperate at all stating the subpoena “violates (the company’s) constitutional rights and … exceeds the Legislature’s constitutional and statutory authority. Doing so would cause grave harm.”
Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs (D) is working with the Biden Department of Justice the also thwart the ballot audit.
“I have been raising concerns to the Department of Justice Civil Rights division about the audit in Arizona since the start of this fiasco,” Hobbs said in a statement Wednesday. “Many of the concerns I shared with the Department of Justice months ago were related to federal laws regarding the preservation of ballots and equipment.”
The Biden run Justice Department has now sent two warnings in an attempt to intimidate the Arizona Senate.
Attorney General Merrick Garland promised that he would go after any state if he can find violations.
Recently, the Department of Justice issued “guidance” on how ballot audits should be conducted. Garland threatened action if any state violates their “guidelines.”
“The guidances issued today describe certain federal laws that help ensure free, fair, and secure elections. Where violations of such laws occur, the Justice Department will not hesitate to act,” Garland said.
For a group that’s so confident they won the fall election they sure seem nervous.