3:40pm: BREAKING: Maricopa County Will Not Re-Use Voting Equipment Turned Over To State Senate for Recount/"Audit"
Today's decision was in response to a May 20 letter from Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, in which she noted that the chain of custody for the hundreds of vote-counting machines had now been broken. The County leases the machines, and the decision may cost millions of dollars. The County and State Senate agreed that the latter would indemnify the County for such losses.
Maricopa County indicates that it is "working with our current vendor to replace the subpoenaed equipment so we will be able to serve voters for the November 2021 election." Considering that Dominion Voting Systems is heavily involved in lawsuits seeking damages from individuals and organizations that have spread allegations about its machines without any evidence of fraud, it is conceivable that the company would replace the un-certifable machines and add it to its damages.
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