Friday, May 21, 2021

THIS WEEK IN ELECTION AUDIT LEGAL NEWS: Thursday Hearing Set On Demand For State Senate/Cyber Ninja Contracts and Records

The election audit world has not stopped simply because the Veterans Memorial Coliseum is hosting high school graduations.

1) Superior Court Judge Mike Kemp has set a Thursday hearing on American Oversight's public records request lawsuit. The group is demanding that State Senate President Karen Fann be required to turn over all requested public records surrounding the Senate's/Cyber Ninjas' audit/recount of the November 2020 election in Maricopa County.

The return hearing will be at 10am on May 27.

Here is the Complaint that was filed earlier this week, including the records requests and the correspondence back and forth with the attorneys for the State Senate.


2) Jacob Chansley, the so-called "QAnon Shaman" who was one of the most recognizable participants in the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, will undergo a psychological exam. That was District Court Judge Royce Lamberth's surprise sua sponte (i.e. on the court's own consideration) Order this afternoon. Additionally, the government released a list of materials that it has turned over to Chansley's counsel, including several supplemental disclosures this week. More details here.

3) Embattled Kraken attorney Sidney Powell is not listed as a speaker at any of the Arizona events this coming week focusing on Maricopa County's audit, but her fundraising vehicle - Defending the Republic - is under intense scrutiny in Florida. According to a new report by investigative reporter Grant Stern today, Florida authorities have been investigating whether Powell committed a felony for fundraising - for her suits in Arizona and elsewhere - without registering or disclosing her activities to charity regulators. Here is that report.

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