Maricopa County Board of Supervisors agreed to settle with the Arizona State Senate on Friday after failing to comply with a subpoena related to the 2020 election audit.
Arizona Senate President Karen Fann (R) had initially 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, as previously reported by The Freedom Times. Maricopa County officials, however, resisted the Senate subpoena, which then sparked an investigation by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich.
AG Brnovich determined in his investigation that the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors (MCBOS) violated state law for failing to comply with the Arizona Senate’s legislative subpoena related to the 2020 election audit, and he warned them to resolve the violation within 30 days or risk losing millions of dollars of their revenue share from the state.
On Friday, Sen. Fann posted a statement to her Twitter account indicating Maricopa County reached a settlement with the Arizona Senate, where they agreed to the initial demands of the subpoena.
“Under threat of losing hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue sharing, today Maricopa County settled with the State Senate, in a victory for election integrity and the Arizona taxpayer,” state Senate President Karen Fann said a statement. “The agreement sets up a Special Master paid for by the County, who will get the answers to questions the Senate has had concerning the routers and splunk logs used in the 2020 election.”
Arizona State Senator Wendy Rogers summed up the settlement in one simple statement.
“Summary: We won,” Sen. Rogers tweeted. “They dropped their $2.8 meaningless claim for the machine replacement. We get the routers and spunk logs. Cyber Ninjas has full access. Maricopa caved.”
(Media Right News) Maricopa County, AZ Settles With Senate, Drops $2.8 Million Charge, Will Give Limited Access to Routers and Rogers Declares a Victory
“After an election integrity audit in Maricopa County, Arizona, the city tried to send a $2.8 million bill to Senate President Karen Fann. Meanwhile, the Senate has been trying to get further access to more, including routers connected to the 2020 election. […] There seems to be conflicting information, but with a $2.8 million charge dropped, access to routers granted, and more, it seems like at least a majority win for the Senate. We will continue to monitor the situation to see how things pan out.”