We have HUGE breaking news coming from the ground in Arizona.
The audit in Maricopa County is well under way and appears to be on schedule to be completed within a month.
Democrats have tried numerous times to stop the audit, but their efforts have fallen short.
They are now begging the Department of Justice to get involved.
That’s right: the same DOJ that apparently wants to investigate Rudy Giuliani, but not Hunter Biden.
The same DOJ that is now headed by Merrick Garland, the Supreme Court nominee that Republicans refused to hold a nomination hearing for.
We don’t know about you, but it appears as though there are numerous conflicts of interest here.
Let’s dive deeper below:
— Morgan Loew (@morganloewcbs5) April 29, 2021
The Department of Justice needs to be looking at the crap that's happening in Maricopa County in Arizona, like yesterday! Why isn't the courts stopping this blatantly fake "audit"? I know there's a lot for the DOJ to do, but this needs to be stopped NOW!
— KerryRogersTX (@tx_kerry) April 27, 2021
Merrick Garland and the DOJ needs to review the Republican Voter Fraud being conducted in Maricopa County Arizona. https://t.co/qjPJZIdKiP
— Vladdy Pudding (@PuddingVladdy) April 26, 2021
Judges have thoroughly rejected Democrats’ efforts to halt the Maricopa forensic audit.
Because the audit was ordered by the state Senate.
Remember, the Constitution of the United States expressly gives the state legislature the sole authority in running elections.
Since it was the Arizona Senate that authorized the forensic audit, it will be very difficult (if not legally impossible) to stop.
So … where does that leave Democrats?
Turning to the DOJ, where Garland (who was spurned by the GOP) is in charge.
Arizona Family, a CBS affiliate, is the first to report this out of Maricopa:
A national, public interest law firm at the New York University School of Law is asking the Department of Justice to send federal observers to monitor Arizona’s audit of 2.1 million ballots in Maricopa County.
The Brennan Center for Justice sent a letter to the DOJ Thursday morning, citing “concern that the auditors are engaged in ongoing and imminent violations of federal voting and election laws.” The law group claims that the Arizona Senate and Cyber Ninjas, the firm hired by the Senate to conduct the audit, are, “violating their duty under federal law to retain and preserve ballots cast in a federal election, which are and have been in danger of being stolen, defaced, or irretrievably damaged.”
The letter references an Arizona’s Family investigation showcasing security lapses at Arizona Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum, where the audit is being conducted. Arizona’s Family investigator Morgan Loew and his team were able to access and walk through the coliseum’s hallways, staircases and parts of the main floor for four consecutive days. At no point were Loew and his team asked to leave.
The Brennan Center says the Arizona Senate and Cyber Ninjas failed to ensure security of the ballots by, “keeping doors unlocked and allowing unauthorized persons to access the ballot storage facility.” The law firm is concerned about the integrity of the ballots and if materials being used by Cyber Ninjas will cause the ballot paper and marks to deteriorate.
Another concern is that the Cyber Ninjas and Arizona Senate might engage in “unlawful voter intimidation in violation of the Voting Rights Act and other federal laws.” This issue stems from Cyber Ninja’s procedure to deploy agents to “physically canvas” Maricopa County voters and “collect information” related to voter history.
No matter what Democrats claim, the reality is that this audit is the most secure recount and audit in history.
There are over 9 cameras that are livestreaming and recording the audit.
Furthermore, the entire center is under strict security, ensuring that only authorized personnel are inside.
Any attempts by Democrats to discredit the audit appear to be politically motivated.
Cyber Ninjas, hired by Arizona Senate to recount Maricopa County's ballots, is a brazen criminal voter fraud operation in progress.
DOJ needs to step in, round up all those involved, confiscate the ballots & the voting machines, to preserve evidence of tampering with the votes.
— alla baht (@Alla_Baht) April 28, 2021
Should the DOJ get involved?
Or will that only create more confusion around the forensic audit of the 2020 presidential election in Maricopa.
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!