Sunday December 20, 2020 10:56 AM
The Board of Supervisors in Arizona’s Maricopa County on Friday voted 4-1 to file a complaint in the Arizona Superior Court and won’t comply with state Senate-issued subpoenas to hand over voting machines used in the Nov. 3 election for an audit, as well as an audit of scanned ballots.
A lawsuit will be filed against lawmakers in the Arizona State Legislature to block the enforcement of the subpoenas, county officials said.
The subpoenas were issued earlier this week by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Chairman Eddie Farnsworth, a Republican, had issued the subpoena to audit Dominion Voting Systems machines and ballots in the county, with a deadline for Friday at 5 p.m.
Maricopa County Chairman of the Board Clint Hickman, a Republican, said during Friday’s session the subpoenas were unconstitutional and a “slap in the face.”
“I am very disappointed of the subpoenas that were sent over to the county. I believe [Farnsworth] knows better. He’s an attorney, a very experienced lawmaker. He’s been there for a very long time. And he’s very smart. I’ll be the first to say he is one of … the most smartest members of the legislature walking down there. And he knows better,” supervisor Steve Gallardo added. Gallardo and the other supervisors said they are concerned about how private voter information would be handled in an audit of the machines.