“Turn over ALL the records related to the election.” Oh, the fraud. Maricopa knows it’s wrong. But then, this is also the party, the system that threatened members of the Supreme Court if they even took the election case. Democrats knew they’d lose. But is the AZ Attorney General even going to announce the fraud once he’s confirmed it, or will his family be threatened too so he stays quiet?
Maricopa doing normal deflection
GOP Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona knows what’s going on, he just wanted it out in front of the cameras and on record. At a September Arizona Senate hearing, Ben Cotton, a cybersecurity expert, noted that a number of election related files and logs weren’t turned over.
How long are files held after an election, is it two years by law? Ken Bennett was Arizona’s Secretary of State from 2009 to 2015. In Washington DC at a House Committee Oversight and Reform committee hearing, Biggs had asked Bennett if it was common practice to delete those records. Bennett had responded, “I hope not.”
Senate President Karen Fann’s letter to Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, concerning the Maricopa County Forensic Audit pic.twitter.com/TYOb1zRiEr
— Republican Party of Arizona (@AZGOP) September 25, 2021
Maricopa admitted to not turning everything over
Bill Gates is a Maricopa County Board of Supervisors member. He was asked if he agreed to that same question. Gates said, “I would say that it is appropriate to maintain files, and that’s exactly what we did. The deleted files have been discussed. They were archived.” Wait a minute, they were archived but not provided.
Gates maintained, “They did not subpoena those. That is correct.” Biggs asked, “OK, so you didn’t feel obligated to turn that over, then?” Gates repeated, “We responded to the subpoena.” Bennett then made it clear, “I find it frankly laughable to suggest that a county in response to a subpoena could say, ‘We will delete files from the hard drives and materials that we give to the auditors because we have those files archived on data that we did not give to the auditors,’ when the subpoena said, ‘Turn over all the records related to the election.’”
Maricopa said records were deleted
It was tweeted out that “the purging of the 2020 election database in the beginning of February is a standard practice,” Neither Gates nor Board of Supervisors Chairman Jack Sellers would answer the question Biggs asked about if this was normal for all elections. Biggs asked, “Can you please confirm for me that that’s what you do for all elections?” Gates responded, “I cannot confirm that for you today, but we can certainly get you that answer, congressman.” Sellers was equally cryptic, “I really can’t confirm that either today,”
The chairman said the files were deleted to make room for the next election. Biggs then asked, “Can you explain to me why data was still present from prior elections on the databases in and of itself?” Gates didn’t have an answer. Sellers said County Record Stephen Richer would respond. Biggs wasn’t impressed. “That’s the same recorder that campaigned that Adrian Fontes was incompetent and called him a criminal, and he was the guy that was running the 2020 election.”