Arizona State Senator Sonny Borrelli (R) filed a 1487 request to Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich (R), calling for an investigation into the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors (MCBOS) after the County defied the subpoena from the state Senate.
Arizona Senate President Karen Fann (R) had sought ballot envelopes or ballot envelope images; user names, passwords, and security keys for election machines; voter records; routers or router images; and splunk logs. The board was also told to appear at the Arizona State Capitol for a hearing on August 2, as previously reported by The Freedom Times.
Arizona State Senator Wendy Rogers (R) tweeted the filed request to Attorney General Brnovich, announcing her support. “Hope the [AG] lays the smack down. Throw the book at them!” she declared.
— Wendy Rogers (@WendyRogersAZ) August 3, 2021
Arizona State Senator Sonny Borrelli released a statement on Twitter Tuesday following his request to AG Mark Brnovich:
— Sonny Borrelli (@SonnyBorrelli) August 3, 2021
The request to Arizona’s attorney general follows Maricopa County’s Board of Supervisors decision, in a closed session, not to deliver any more election-related materials or information to the Arizona Senate, despite a judge, earlier this year, ruling subpoenas from the body lawful.
Maricopa reply to our subpoena. pic.twitter.com/UoStDUiFxi
— Wendy Rogers (@WendyRogersAZ) August 2, 2021
Meanwhile, during a Tuesday interview on “War Room”, Arizona State Senator Wendy Rogers told host Steve Bannon that the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors (and Dominion) “sent snarky, disrespectful letters back, acting as though we were just a fly on their shoulder in the way of them doing whatever they want to do”.
“It was disgusting and appalling, and we’re not having it,” she warned. “.. They forget that they work for us. When you’re elected to office, you’re not now on some ivory tower, pie in the sky level, you work for the people. And these supervisors have completely forgotten that. They’ve not only not upheld their oath, but they think that they’re set apart– that they’re not accountable”.
“And I’m telling you, we’re coming for them,” she vowed.
Arizona State Senator Kelly Townsend (R) also tweeted on Tuesday:
What is the reason we haven't arrested the Maricopa County Supervisors, you ask? A.R.S.41-1153 requires a majority vote (16) to hold them in contempt. AZ has a 1 seat majority, cannot afford to lose one R vote, but we only have 15, with Senator @PaulDBoyer voting no. It's on him.
— Senator Kelly Townsend (@AZKellyT) August 3, 2021
In June, Arizona’s attorney general appeared to put the Biden Justice Department in check over its criticism of the State Senate’s forensic audit of the Maricopa County 2020 election votes, charging that it was giving into “hysterical outcries of leftist pundits on cable television, rather than the rule of law”.
Attorney General Mark Brnovich sent Attorney General Merrick Garland a letter after Garland had claimed the department would scrutinize “post-election audits to ensure they abide by federal statutory requirements to protect election records and avoid the intimidation of voters,” a clear reference to the forensic audit being conducted for Maricopa County, Arizona.
“Arizona will not sit back and let the Biden administration abuse its authority, refuse to uphold laws, or attempt to commandeer our state’s sovereignty,” Brnovich informed Garland.
AG Brnovich sends Arizona’s message to the Feds: #AmericasAudit is a state function under the US Constitution so Merrick Garland & the DOJ need to #ButtOut! #10A #DOJHasNoSay pic.twitter.com/ijSEcqNB3m
— Dr. Kelli Ward 🇺🇸 (@kelliwardaz) June 14, 2021