The Maricopa Board of Supervisors has voted 4-1 to refuse to comply with legislative subpoenas to turn over Dominion voting machines for a forensic audit.
Instead of supporting transparency and making sure there was a free and fair election, they will be filing a complaint in Superior Court.
Clint Hickman, a Republican member of the Board of Supervisors, said that being served with the subpoenas was like “a slap in the face,” after claiming they had done all they could to “give them a full scope of what this election, and how it transpired, the processes, the people behind it, the machinery, the software”:
BREAKING REPORT: Arizona's Maricopa County Board of Supervisors WILL NOT COMPLY with the subpoenas to turn over Dominion machines for a forensic audit.
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) December 18, 2020
Subpoenas were issued for the machines by the Arizona Senate Judiciary earlier this week.
“The goal is to verify the machines did what they are supposed to do,” Senate President Karen Fann said.
“I had to then feel that those subpoenas were predetermined no matter what I went there to say, no matter what our legal team went down there to say… I have a letter that I have written to Senate President Fann that will hopefully get back to the legislature quickly. I’ve been clear to the public and the legislature: A forensic audit will be done, but not while there’s active litigation. I believe this demand – these subpoenas are unrealistic in their timeframes,” Hickman said.
Only 1 Republican out of 4, Steve Chucri, opposed the measure, and supported a transparent audit.
🚨 Maricopa Supervisors vote 4-1 to RESIST & fight the legislative subpoenas.
Republican Sup @Steve_Chucri opposed the measure in favor of a transparent audit.
— Arizona Republican Party (@AZGOP) December 18, 2020
The Board of Supervisors for Maricopa County were served with subpoenas on Wednesday, following a decision by the Arizona Senate Judiciary Committee that they were required to complete a full, forensic audit of the Dominion voting machines, software, and related ballots, used by the County in November’s election.
“If we perform an audit and everything was done perfectly, that’s great, we’ve gone a long way in restoring the confidence in this process,” said Eddie Farnsworth, the chair of the Judiciary Committee, on Monday. “We hold an audit… and then we can put this to rest.”
BREAKING: Arizona Sen. Eddie Farnsworth says he plans to subpoena Dominion for their "machines, ballots, and software" following today's legislative hearing on voter fraud pic.twitter.com/uQjdf33dlx
— National File (@NationalFile) December 14, 2020
Reacting to the story, Dr Kelli Ward, the Chair of the Arizona GOP, said that Hickman was actually “slapping millions of Arizonans in the face by refusing to shine a light on the extremely problematic 2020 election” in Maricopa County. “He works for YOU!” Ward exclaimed.
Yes – Maricopa Board of Supervisors Chairman Clint Hickman (@ClintLHickman) is slapping millions of Arizonans in the face by refusing to shine a light on the extremely problematic 2020 election in his county in our state. He works for YOU! #StopTheSteal #ElectionIntegrity https://t.co/JuoyPJ19yU
— Dr. Kelli Ward 🇺🇸 (@kelliwardaz) December 18, 2020
Watch the entire meeting:
Watch Live: Maricopa County, AZ Board of Supervisors Meeting on Subpoenas Issued by State Legislature https://t.co/81jfe4bz63
— RSBN 🇺🇸 (@RSBNetwork) December 18, 2020
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