AZ Senate GOP celebrates WIN for election audit in Maricopa County

by Vianca Rodriguez

As the final Arizona election audit report is expected to be published on Friday, Arizona state Senate President Karen Fann feels confident that the results will yield favorable results, especially as the Senate recently won a settlement allowing them to access county routers, Splunk logs, and dominion software used in the November 2020 election.

Fann shared the excitement on social media, where she declared the settlement a “HUGE win” now that Maricopa County must hand over all the data needed to complete the audit. “We got everything we need and more. Maricopa County goes home with its tail between its legs,” she stated.

In an interview with the Gateway Pundit, Karen Fann mentioned that the Arizona Senate has been fighting for months to obtain access to these records in order to conclude effectively the Arizona election audit. “We were successful in getting some stuff on the subpoena but they’ve been holding these out for months. And the reason why we needed, we need the data from them, we need the information so we can finish the audit,” Fann said.

Both Fann and Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich believed the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors was in violation of a stipulated statute, titled 1487, that allowed them the right to solicit such pertinent information. Rather than being sued, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors extended a settlement offer to the state Senate.

The settlement involved not actually touching the routers so as to not ‘manipulate’ them in any way, but appointing a “special master” that will be in charge of picking two “independent IT companies” to access the missing data and have it sent back to the auditors to conclude the process.

The ‘special master’ picked in this situation is John Shadegg, an attorney and former Arizona congressman. He will be in charge of picking the IT experts, as well.

Fann also noted the unnecessary bureaucratic nature of obtaining this data and how the Senate offered a similar settlement months ago but were denied by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. “This could have been done again months ago, but now here we are after court case, after everything else,” Fann continued.

“We offered months ago to go to them we said, don’t move the routers. In fact, we offered to do the entire audit there, I told the supervisors, let’s do this together. Let’s do it at your facilities, don’t move the ballots, keep everything exactly where it is,” Fann added, referring to the solicitation of access to routers and software.

 The settlement was reiterated a “big win” for the Senate by Fann. She also stated that if they were to run into similar issues obtaining the data that they would be able to issue another subpoena and begin the process “all over again.”

The Arizona election audit has faced multiple challenges over the past year since it begun in April, with a slow, hand-count of ballots that was wrapped up in July.

“When this is all done, we’re handing all this over to the Attorney General’s Office,” Fann stated. “We will keep our data and we will do whatever we need to pass more laws and to fix the problems we have in election laws and Attorney General Mark Brnovich, he’s going to be in charge of doing the investigative side, to see where people didn’t follow the rules, and let him do the criminal side of it.”

The electoral audit report will be finalized and released to the public Friday, Sept. 24 at 1:00 p.m. PT. RSBN will livestream the entire event on YouTube, Rumble, RSBN mobile app, Facebook, and Twitter.

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