Attorney General Mark Brnovich is requesting additional information from the Arizona Senate regarding the 2020 General Election in Maricopa County.
On Monday afternoon, the Arizona Attorney General’s Office Election Integrity Unit (EIU) sent a letter to the Arizona Senate requesting supporting documents from the report released last week. Additionally, the EIU asked Maricopa County to preserve all documents and data related to the 2020 election.
“The Arizona Senate’s report that was released on Friday raises some serious questions regarding the 2020 election,” said Attorney General Mark Brnovich. “Arizonans can be assured our office will conduct a thorough review of the information we receive.”
From the Arizona Senate, Brnovich’s office is requesting:
- Unredacted copies of all reports
- Evidence of Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai’s report about finding and recognizing patterns of the early ballots
- Evidence between Ben Cotton’s findings from his report/presentation
- A chance to meet with contractors/subcontractors behind the report individually.
Brnovich’s office wants Maricopa County to preserve the following information that could be of use about the 2020 statewide election:
- Copies of documents, items, and electronically stored information
- Any electronic communication – email, instant messaging – used by Maricopa County
- Computer systems, election systems, CDs, floppy discs, etc)
- Election equipment used for the statewide 2020 election
- Any physical records including all ballots, turned early ballot envelopes, chain of custody documentation of all election materials, etc.
- All electronic files and footage captured by video surveillance used by Maricopa County.
- Building access records for all Maricopa County offices used for the 2020 statewide election.
“Maricopa County should take every reasonable step to preserve this information until further notice,” says Brnovich.
Mark Brnovich to ‘take all necessary actions’ on election findings
Earlier, Mark Brnovich said Friday he’s prepared to “take all necessary actions” in response to the results of the Arizona Senate’s review of the last year’s election in Maricopa County.
“I will take all necessary actions that are supported by the evidence and where I have legal authority,” Brnovich, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in 2022, said in a press release.
“Arizonans deserve to have their votes accurately counted and protected.”
Brnovich issued the release just before Cyber Ninjas and the other Senate contractors released the findings of their five-month review of the November 2020 election in metro Phoenix.
In a letter to Brnovich, Arizona Senate President Karen said Friday she had concerns about “several items” and was forwarding the reports to his office to consider for further investigation.
Former Ohio Republican Party Chair woman Jane Timken and former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens also continued to question the results of the 2020 election after the report was released.