UPDATED 8:48 AM PT – Wednesday, December 23, 2020
State senators in Arizona are ramping up their challenge against election fraud in the state. On Tuesday, state Senate Republicans filed a lawsuit against election officials in Maricopa County.
The lawmakers are requesting full compliance with their subpoenas, which are demanding the release of copies of all counted mail-in ballots. The effort is led by state Senate President Karen Fann (R) and state Sen. Eddie Farnsworth (R).
The lawsuit also demands state lawmakers be allowed to conduct their own audit of this year’s elections, including into Dominion voting machines. This comes as many Arizona lawmakers have signaled they may hand their state’s electoral votes to President Trump.
In today’s update, Chairwoman @kelliwardaz talks about Judge Warner’s comments on legislative subpoena power and encourages the State Senate to take further action to force the Maricopa Board of Supervisors to turn over the information needed for a full and transparent audit. pic.twitter.com/yTGG52efAk
— Arizona Republican Party (@AZGOP) December 23, 2020
“Arizona yesterday, similarly, was going to pass a resolution demanding a joint session to certify Trump, but then they didn’t get the votes and they are going to come back tomorrow, explained attorney Rudy Giuliani. “Hopefully this will help push them, you know, kind of push each other. What this would do is force the lower House to vote on this same resolution.”
Election officials have claimed they are not able to provide access to voting equipment due to ongoing litigation.