Arizona Attorney General Brnovich Opens ‘Formal Investigation’ Into 2020 Election
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Arizona Republican Senate President Karen Fann announced this week that the state’s Attorney General Mark Brnovich has opened up a “formal investigation” into the 2020 presidential election.
During an interview on “The Conservative Circus,” Fann said Brnovich is investigating Maricopa County election officials’ conduct and handling of ballots following the election audit in Arizona’s largest county.
“Some of that report is inconclusive and so we will have supplemental reports coming,” Fann said. “And the reason why it is inconclusive is that Maricopa County did not turn over the routers, did not over the Splunk logs. They have now admitted before Congress that they deleted files the day before everything was supposed to be turned in and over to us.”
“They admitted in Congress that, actually, they said that they had to delete them to make room for an upcoming election,” she continued. “However, congressmen then pointed out that there were still elections on the server from previous – before 2020, and they couldn’t explain why that was.”
“When they said, ‘don’t worry, the deleted files are on a backup archive,’ and Congressman Biggs said ‘did you turn that over to the auditors in the Senate’? they said, ‘well, no, they didn’t subpoena our backup archives. So, this is the stuff we have been putting up from day one,” Fann said, adding “our audit was pretty darn good, and we’re not done yet,” she said.
“I mean, you don’t hold information from the voters and the constituents and just think you are going to get away with it,” Fann continued. “Not going to happen.”
“We, as a legislative body, right? Our job is policy. Our job is to make laws, make sure they’re working, and change or update laws as necessary. It is the Attorney General’s office’s to enforce those laws. So, we are on a dual path now. We have turned everything – we have, so far, over to the Attorney General,” she continued.
“He has opened up a formal investigation,’ Fann said, of Brnovich. “He is seeking not only all the information we have, but he is digging further into information that other people have gathered, even outside of the audit. So – that’s his job. He is going to hold people accountable.”
Last month, Brnovich confirmed that his office will continue to investigate allegations of election fraud in the 2020 election.
“The Arizona Senate’s report that was released on Friday raises some serious questions regarding the 2020 election. Arizonans can be assured our office will conduct a thorough review of the information we receive,” Brnovich said.
Brnovich pledged to take “all necessary actions that are supported by the evidence and where I have legal authority.”
Brnovich argued that it’s time to fight right now.
“It’s high noon. There’s so much crap going on,” Brnovich said, noting that the state’s currently fighting back against Democrats on issues ranging from federalized elections, mask mandates, immigration, critical race theory, and 2020 election audits.
Brnovich, the leading GOP Senate primary candidate poised to challenge Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly next year, is leading the election reform fight.
“I am kind of the straw that stirs the drink,” he said.
“I feel like there’s this window of opportunity, this key moment in history that if we don’t stand up now and protect the Constitution and rule of law, we’ll never get it back,” Brnovich said.