It has now been 10 months since the November 2020 election, yet the Arizona Senate Republican leadership continues to deny reality. The election held in Maricopa County was one of the best run elections in the United States. Real election experts all agree on that point.Maricopa County long ago provided to the Arizona Senate everything competent auditors would need to affirm the accuracy and security of the November General Election.The latest Senate demands are an attempt to distract attention from their botched audit and conspiracy-obsessed contractors.For months, the Senate’s audit team has had access to the items they need to confirm Maricopa County’s tabulators were not connected to the internet and thus were not hacked during the November General Election. The certified auditors hired by the County needed just two weeks with the machines and logs that we turned over to the Senate to make such a determination. They have what they need.Arizona Senate leadership hired the wrong people, enabling and enriching unvetted, unqualified, private companies with known biases who never should have touched federally-certified elections equipment or the people’s ballots.Elected officials have a responsibility to tell all their constituents the truth whether some of their constituents like it or not. Lying to constituents to make them happy is an abdication of responsibility.The Senate and their privately funded contractors should finish their “audit”, release their report and be prepared to defend it in court.
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