The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors and Dominion Voting Systems told the Arizona Senate in dismissive letters that they won’t comply with its subpoenas for additional election material.
The Senate subpoena issued on July 26 demanded that representatives for Dominion and Maricopa County deliver the election materials to them by 1 p.m. on Monday.
Maricopa County Board Chairman Jack Sellers sent a contemptuous letter to the Senate body Monday defying the subpoena, proclaiming that “there was no fraud” in Arizona’s 2020 election.
“The Board has real work to do and little time to entertain this adventure in never-never land. Please finish whatever it is you are doing and release whatever it is you are going to release,” Sellers wrote.
“There was no fraud, there wasn’t an injection of ballots from Asia nor was there a satellite that beamed votes into our election equipment. It’s time for all elected officials to tell the truth and stop encouraging conspiracies.”
— Christina Bobb (@christina_bobb) August 2, 2021
Dominion Voting Systems CEO John Poulos sent Senate President Karen Fann a letter Monday explaining why the company won’t cooperate with the Senate’s subpoena.
“Dominion is not a public officer or public body and, therefore, has no obligation to make its records available for public inspection,” Poulos wrote.
“Accordingly, because the Law has no application, Dominion will not produce or allow inspection of the materials requested in Senator Fann’s July 23 letter.”
This is the response letter from Dominion. Corporations are not above the law. More to follow. pic.twitter.com/dQtkQWq8ON
— Wendy Rogers (@WendyRogersAZ) August 2, 2021
Fann responded to their defiance Monday, assuring constituents that the Senate will continue working to secure access to the election materials they’ve been seeking to conduct the audit.
“We are weighing our options for securing access to the routers and passwords and will make a thoughtful decision in due course after conferring with my staff, counsel, and colleagues,” Fann stated on the Senate Republican website.
“It is unfortunate the noncompliance by the County and Dominion continues to delay the results and breeds distrust,” she added.
This comes as Joe Biden’s Justice Department threatened other states considering conducting their own forensic election audits to back off or face fines and prison time.
“There are federal or criminal penalties attached,” the Department of Justice asserted in “guidance” to the Biden administration last week, calling election audits “intimidation” and warning states they “can face fines of up to $1,000 and imprisonment of up to one year for each violation” for conducting them.