The Arizona Senate Judiciary Committee announced on Tuesday they are issuing subpoenas to review ballots, Dominion voting machines, and related voting documents out of Maricopa County.
Today, Arizona Rep. Mark Finchem announced a forensic audit is going to be performed in Arizona.
Shortly earlier, MI 13th Circuit Court Judge Kevin A Elsenheimer granted permission to Attorney Matthew Deperno to release the bombshell results from their forensic investigation of 16 Dominion Voting Machines in Antrim County, Michigan.
The Arizona Mirror reported last night:
…the Arizona Senate will issue subpoenas to inspect and audit ballot counting machines in Maricopa County, a top Republican senator announced Monday at the conclusion of a six-hour-long legislative hearing into the November election.
During the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, senators heard testimony from the county’s elections director, the chair of its board of supervisors, one of its chief attorneys about the 2020 election and two officials with the Arizona Attorney General’s Election Integrity Unit. They all testified that there was no evidence that President-elect Joe Biden’s win was achieved by fraud, manipulation or tampering, and repeatedly shot down questions from senators based on conspiracy theories.
“I want voters to be 100% confident, to be as confident as I am in this process,” said Scott Jarrett, the county’s elections director. He noted that the county’s vote-counting machines aced every test in all three elections in 2020 — the presidential primary in March, the primary in August and the general in November.
Still, Chairman Eddie Farnsworth, R-Gilbert, said he would issue subpoenas requiring the machines — and the software that powers them — be audited. The subpoenas will “ensure that at least the legislature has a process in place” to vet the “veracity” of the 2020 election, he said.
“There is evidence of tampering, there is evidence of fraud,” Farnsworth said, despite the testimony to the contrary from state and county officials. He added that the legislative subpoenas will help restore confidence that the election was held free of “tampering, manipulation and fraud.”
Maricopa County officials told legislators during a six-hour public hearing that they wanted to conduct an audit, but were advised they couldn’t by lawyers because of ongoing litigation.
“We understand that the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors feels constrained, based upon the recommendations by legal counsel, in their ability to perform a forensic audit of the voting equipment software during this ongoing litigation. We don’t know how long that’s going to happen,” state Sen. Eddie Farnsworth, a Republican who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, said at the conclusion the hearing.
“I recognize and I will state that the chairman has been very clear in saying that he supports an audit, but as long as the constraints exist because of ongoing or additional litigation, they don’t feel like they can perform an audit, which continues to leave our constituents feeling like, maybe this election was compromised. So with that said, it is therefore in my intent to exercise my authority as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and, with the full support of the Senate president, to issue subpoenas in an effort to audit the equipment software and ballots.”
Clint Hickman, the chair of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, told the committee earlier in the hearing that there were already plans for an audit but officials couldn’t move forward because litigation is ongoing.
“We have to wait for this litigation to be over,” he said. “And then the board has much more freedom to look at its equipment.”
If such an audit showed that the election results were incorrect, that could help convince members of Congress to file objections to Arizona’s electoral votes, he noted.
Dominion’s software and machines are used in 28 states and have become a focus of election fraud allegations.
A forensics report based on examination of Dominion products in Antrim County, Michigan, concluded the software was “intentionally and purposefully designed with inherent errors to create systemic fraud and influence election results.”