Republican Arizona election officials say Mr. Trump is “no hinge”

Phoenix (AP) — Republicans heading the Arizona County Elections Division, which was the subject of a GOP audit of 2020 election results, said before Donald Trump about their ongoing falsehood about how the elections took place. He is blaming the president and other party members.

Maricopa County scribe Stephen Richard called on Trump’s statement on Saturday accusing the county of deleting the election database “without hinges” and urging other Republicans to stop the unfounded accusations.

“We can no longer spoil these insane lies. As a party. As a state. As a country.” Richer tweets..

Richard became a recorder in January after defeating the Democratic incumbent.

A statement from the former president demanded that Republican Senate Chairman Karen Fann come to the Senate to answer questions posed by the Republican-controlled Maricopa County supervisory board by a private auditor she hired. Sometimes issued. The Senate owned 2.1 million ballots and election equipment last month for what was supposed to be the three-week sign of the presidential election won by Democratic President Joe Biden.

Instead, the auditor had to move at a snail’s pace, count about 500,000 votes, and then shut down on Thursday. They plan to resume counting in a week after a high school graduation ceremony is planned at the Phoenix Veterans Memorial Coliseum and borrowed for recounting.

Trump’s statement partially said, “The entire database in Maricopa County, Arizona has been deleted! This is illegal and is armed by the Arizona Senate, which is leading the forensic audit.”

Richard and the board say the statement is quite wrong. Recently, both he and the board have begun to aggressively push back what they see and the ongoing falsity from Republicans questioning Trump’s loss.

“Defamation is enough. An unfounded claim is enough,” Richard tweeted Thursday. “I came to this office and managed the office’s duties competently, fairly, and legally. I shredded ballots and deleted files for elections I didn’t run. Don’t be criticized by your party. Enough. “

The board, headed by Republican chairman Jack Cellars, has recently been repulsing with active use of Twitter. Send a series of messages Blame the private sector doing the audit. The board will hold a hearing on Monday to further refute the lies and reveal facts on these issues. “

“Six months after the 2020 general election, I know you’re fed up with lies and half-truth.” The seller said Friday to announce the meeting on Monday.

Fans sent a letter to the seller on Wednesday requesting the county authorities to answer the question publicly in the Senate on Tuesday, but did not threaten to issue a subpoena.

Fans repeated the Senate’s request for access to the ballot-counter and Internet router management passwords. County officials said they flipped all the passwords they had and refused to give up on the router, saying they would endanger sensitive data, including sensitive data held by the sheriff’s office.

Fans have proposed allowing contractors to view data from routers at county facilities under the supervision of a sheriff’s office. “The Senate isn’t interested in viewing or owning information that isn’t relevant to running the 2020 general election,” she writes.

The county asks the Senate for a password, Dominion Voting Systems Inc, which manufactures ballot counting machines and leases them to the county. It states that it is maintained by. The company said in a statement Thursday that it worked with auditors certified by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission and cooperated in two pre-audits of 2020 results in Maricopa County, but not with cyber ninjas. ..

Fann hired Cyber ​​Ninjas, a Florida-based cybersecurity company, to oversee an unprecedented partisan review of the 2020 elections in Arizona’s largest county. They manually recount all 2.1 million votes and investigate unfounded conspiracy theories suggesting that there was a problem with the elections, which are becoming more popular with Trump supporters.


Contributed by Associated Press reporter Jonathan J. Cooper.