In Arizona’s Maricopa County—where the Board of Supervisors voted to reject a subpoena for voting machines— Giuliani called on to “get a warrant to search all of the machines … Why would you ever not want people to look at voting machines? voting machines aren’t private.”
“They don’t contain medical information,” Giuliani told Steve Bannon’s “War Room.” “They don’t contain illegal information. We don’t get to see who you vote for. It’s public information; [it] doesn’t even belong to you. The only reason you would be resisting our examining those machines is because you know you did something crooked.”
Former New York City Mayor stated that the 4-1 vote of the Maricopa Board of Supervisors is an indication that election officials in the county are hiding something from the public.
He asked: “If those machines were straight as an arrow, they’d have put them out a month ago. Are people stupid? Don’t they realize when somebody resists a subpoena to examine voting machines, and we’re claiming fraud, and they’re claiming no fraud, the person who wants to reveal it is the one who’s right.”
On Friday, the Board voted not to comply with a subpoena for an audit of the voting machines by the Arizona State Senate, instead opting to file a lawsuit. Last week the Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Eddie Farnsworth, a Republican, released a subpoena to inspect Dominion Voting Systems machines and ballots in the county, with a deadline of 5 p.m. on Friday.
But Clint Hickman, Chairman of the Maricopa Board, said the subpoenas to examine the machines and ballots were a “slap in the face.” While Steve Gallardo, another supervisor, noted that Farnsworth “knows better” than to issue subpoenas. The two said they were worried that an audit would reveal private information from voters.
Maricopa County uses Dominion Voting Systems, a company that has been under review in recent weeks. The company repeatedly denied that its machines could switch votes from one candidate to another while its CEO, John Poulos, said that the federal Election Assistance Commission had approved their voting systems and said that the company had no ties with foreign governments.
Giuliani, later in the interview, said that officials should make the dozens of Arizona machines “available,” and “we can do it publicly.”
“You can have the press there, make sure we don’t do any damage to the machine. Give us eight hours,” he added. “And we’ll show you how many false votes were in this machine, and how it was used to manipulate the vote. Do that in Georgia, do that in Arizona, do that in Michigan, and do that in Pennsylvania.”
“Let us see the machines, let us examine them. We’ll examine them on television if you want. It takes eight hours to do 22 machines. So we give one day to one place one day to another,” Giuliani said.
Rudy Giuliani asks DHS about seizing voting machines?
Rudy Giuliani called Ken Cuccinelli, second in command at the Department of Homeland Security, on Thursday night and asked him whether DHS could seize voting machines, a source familiar with the call confirmed to Axios.
Cuccinelli responded that DHS does not have that authority, the source said.
A Saturday report from The New York Times that cited anonymous sources asserted that Trump held a meeting with Powell, Flynn, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and other advisers. For that information, the NY Times claimed “two people briefed on the discussion” provided its reporters with the information.
Trump campaign attorney Jenna Ellis, who has aided in the president’s election challenges in key states, re-tweeted Trump’s post declaring the NY Times report as “fake news” on Sunday.