The election audit into Arizona’s Maricopa County continues with a major development.
State Attorney General Mark Brnovich decided to open an investigation into the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors.
This decision comes over the board’s objection to Arizona Senate subpoenas that demanded the board “turn over ballots, routers, and other records.”
The board refused to comply, as reported by Business Insider and others.
The Attorney General’s Office told the country on Aug. 6th that it was launching a formal investigation into the board’s alleged “failure to comply.”
What happens next? There are three possible scenarios moving forward…
“The Attorney General will reach one of three conclusions,” a new statement reads.
“If MCBOS has not violated any provision of state law or the Arizona Constitution, the Office will take no further action.”
“If MCBOS may have violated a provision of state law or the Arizona Constitution, the Attorney General will file an action in the Arizona Supreme Court.”
It appears the county could be in major trouble if it violated state law pending the ongoing investigation by the Attorney General.
— Dr. Kelli Ward 🇺🇸 (@kelliwardaz) August 8, 2021
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Finally, the letter states that, “if MCBOS has violated a provision of state law or the Arizona Constitution, the Office will notify MCBOS in writing and state that MCBOS has 30 days to resolve the identified violation.”
If state law or any aspect of the Arizona Constitution has been violated and the board fails to rectify any issues within the 30-day timeframe, the Attorney General’s Office will “notify the state treasurer, who shall withhold and redistribute state shared monies” designated for the county, Business Insider reported.
The latest development follows the state Senate’s July 26 decision to subpoena the board “to turn over all ballot envelopes or images of them, routers, network logs, and all county registered voter records to date.”