Justice Dept takes an interest in Arizona's bonkers election 'audit'

Arizona Republicans have handed millions of ballots over to Cyber Ninjas, led by a conspiracy theorist. What could go wrong? According to the DOJ, plenty.

5/6/2021 8:32:00 PM

.MaddowBlog: Arizona Republicans have handed millions of ballots over to Cyber Ninjas, led by a conspiracy theorist. What could go wrong? According to the Justice Dept., plenty.

Arizona Republicans have handed millions of ballots over to Cyber Ninjas, led by a conspiracy theorist. What could go wrong? According to the DOJ, plenty.

.")Perhaps it was inevitable that the U.S. Justice Department would take an interest in the circus unfolding in Phoenix. TheArizona Republicreportedovernight:The U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division is asking Arizona Senate President Karen Fann to respond to concerns the department has about the security of ballots and potential voter intimidation as the Senate's contractors perform an audit of November's presidential election in Maricopa County.

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Pamela Karlan, the principal deputy assistant attorney general in the Civil Rights Division, wrote in her letter to Fann that the department had reviewed"news reports and complaints regarding the procedures being used for this audit" and was first concerned by a number of reports suggesting the ballots, machines and voter information are no longer under the control of state and local elections officials, aren't being kept secure, and are at risk of"being lost, stolen, altered, compromised or destroyed."

Karlan, seeking an explanation from the Senate GOP leader about compliance with existing legal safeguards, reminded Fann that"federal law creates a duty to safeguard and preserve federal election records."Complicating matters, as thereportadded, Cyber Ninjas -- the curious private outfit, led by a conspiracy theorist, which now has its hands on more than 2 million ballots for no reason -- has announced plans to verify voter information by reaching out to Arizonans directly. The plan may very well include door-to-door interactions, in which citizens will be expected to tell Cyber Ninjas about their 2020 votes. (Yes, I realize it sounds ridiculous when I put it this way, but this is the reality we've found ourselves in.) headtopics.com

The Justice Department fears the possibility of voter intimidation, which is also illegal.Also last night, Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs (D) wrote to Ken Bennett, who's serving as the Arizona Senate's liaison for the Maricopa County election audit,

identifying 13 areas of concernwith the ongoing process."[E]ither do it right, or don't do it at all," Hobbs wrote.And speaking of not doing it at all, the Cyber Ninjas' process was originally supposed to be wrapped up next week, which is now impossible, since auditors

have only gotten through roughly 10% of the ballots-- and the Republicans' lease on the venue ends on May 14.In theory, the facility could extend the existing lease, but as it turns out, its administrators have other plans for the space in the coming weeks.

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MaddowBlog This should not happen at all and the fact that 'government' has allowed this is going to be a big problem for the 'united' states in the future. MaddowBlog Even worse is having a Republucan member of the State Legislature, who is also a member of Oathkeepers, threaten prison to the DOJ MaddowBlog This a total violation of citizens civil rights. The AZ legislators should be held accountable.

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