In a seemingly passive-aggressive admission of guilt, Maricopa County officials refuse to attend a meeting with the Senate today, in which the vendor will supply an audit update.
We have the full video for you below.
In it, Jack Sellers, the Chairman and Board of Supervisors for Maricopa County, was responding to a letter from the President of the State Senate asking the Maricopa County Board to explain itself.
He says the board is DONE explaining!
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors went on to defend themselves against allegations that they were breaking the law.
In their words, they have been aggressively defending themselves against conspiracy theorists that believe there was election fraud.
The supervisors went on to say the deleting of databases was not true.
And the county outlined all of this in a 13-page letter they sent to the Senate President demanding the audit be stopped.
BREAKING In 13-page letter, Maricopa County Board calls on Senate President Karen Fann to end the audit: ‘It is time to end this for the good of the country.’ pic.twitter.com/HP6I0hgqn7
— Brahm Resnik (@brahmresnik) May 17, 2021
The letter says that the auditor, Cyber Ninjas, either didn’t download the databases properly or have a problem understanding their own software.
Pointing the finger and lying are just more tactics out of the Democrat’s playbook.
Arizona Republican calls Trump ‘deleted database’ statement ‘unhinged’. Maricopa county recorder calls for end to ‘insane’ election lies.https://t.co/LygI7DmT7g
— sptaillefer (@sptaillefer) May 17, 2021
Maricopa County Officials call recount a sham process & for AZ Republicans to end their clown show. https://t.co/Y12U2KWYG3
— "T" AKA Joan's Horns – 😈 (@BelievnTheDream) May 18, 2021
You have to watch Maricopa County demand an end to the audit yourself, and we have the clip for you below.
Check it out from Fox 10 Phoenix:
Sellers said he is done explaining anything about the 2020 election, citing this as a waste of ‘real’ tax dollars.
Pretty sure many other things are an actual waste of tax dollars- the 2020 election audit is not one of them!
But Sellers says they need to get on to more critical business.
Truly, what could be more critical than proving the results of the 2020 election?
The Epoch Times had more on the County’s decision not to attend today’s meeting on the Senate audit update:
The board called the accusations “false, defamatory, and beneath the dignity of the Senate.” Members said they had provided proper chain-of-custody documentation to the state Senate’s liaison, former Republican Secretary of State Ken Bennett. They also said that each box was sealed with tamper-evident tape or “standard clear sturdy packing tape” and that the supposed batch discrepancies stemmed from a misunderstanding of how election tabulation works.
Board members challenged the claim of database deletion, asserting that no data was deleted on April 12.
In the letter, they reiterated that they could not produce passwords to access administrative functions of Dominion Voting Systems machines because Dominion does not give them such passwords. Dominion said last week it would not give auditors the passwords. Dominion did give the passwords to two firms that conducted an audit for the county earlier this year because both are accredited by the U.S. Elections Assistance Commission, the county said.
County Recorder Stephen Richer, a Republican, told members in a meeting on Monday that he witnessed the transference of all election databases to the Senate and that the Dominion passwords are not needed to run any operations, including elections.
“This is like how you can run Microsoft Windows on your computer without having access to Microsoft Windows source code,” he said.
The county’s position does not affect the audit, which is currently on hold as high school graduations take place in the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Auditors will re-enter the facility next week, according to an agreement obtained by The Epoch Times.
The board also continued refusing to provide routers or router images to auditors.
Asked for a comment on the board’s new letter, Fann, the state Senate’s president, told The Epoch Times that the Senate will hold a hearing/meeting to receive an update on the audit from the vendor and to address questions submitted to them and the county’s recent communications.
Fann threatened to subpoena Maricopa County officials over their refusal to fully comply with the subpoenas but backed off that threat last week, instead laying out her concerns in a letter and asking officials to attend a May 18 meeting to answer questions.
County officials said they will not attend the meeting, which will take place at 1 p.m. Mountain Time.
Supervisor Bill Gates of the GOP said on Monday that the board respected the decision by the judge but added that it would not participate in “a political theater” by joining the meeting.
“The Arizona Senate is better than that. The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is better than that,” he said.
Maricopa County has long resisted having its election materials audited, taking the matter to court after subpoenas were issued last year. But a county judge ruled in February that the subpoenas were valid and should be obeyed.
Routers were listed in the subpoenas, as was access to election machines.
Chairman Jack Sellers, a Republican, indicated that the county would no longer cooperate with the state Senate or its auditors.
“This board is done explaining anything to these people who are playing investigator with our constituents’ ballots and equipment paid for with real people’s tax dollars,” he said.
“I would hope that Senate President Fann steps up, show some political courage, pushes back, gets rid of these contractors that have no business at the Coliseum,” Supervisor Steve Gallardo, a Democrat, added.
The defiance from the board rankled some Republicans.
Kelli Ward, chair of the Arizona GOP, said in a video that the board members “view themselves as above the law, above review, above reproach.”
“Who gives these local officials the right to challenge the constitutional authority of the Arizona Senate and of the Arizona courts?” she wondered.
We should all demand the audit NOT be stopped. The American people deserve the truth and our legitimate president back.
Maricopa County’s refusal to cooperate with the audit and the Senate’s request sure makes it seem like they have something HUGE to hide.
Perhaps like Trump 2020?
Maricopa County Calls for End of 2020 Election Audithttps://t.co/EMi56afoCG
— NAASAL (@NAASAL2) May 18, 2021