Senate passes subpoena bill as litigation continues in election audit dispute
If a judge rules that the law doesn’t give the legislature the authority to subpoena ballots and tabulation machines from Maricopa County so it can conduct an audit into debunked conspiracy theories that the 2020 election was rigged, the Senate took a big step Thursday to grant that power to itself.
Editor’s Thought Bubble: It’s definitely not what it looks like
In what is totally not a concession that their subpoena authority doesn’t allow them to demand that counties turn over ballots and election equipment, Republican senators are now pushing a bill to change state law to force counties to turn over ballots and election equipment if lawmakers subpoena it. And don’t dare think that the legislation undercuts the […]
Bill would make counties give ballots, election equipment to legislature
The Republican senator who issued subpoenas for 2.1 million Maricopa County ballots and all of the county’s election equipment is pushing legislation that would require counties to turn those things over to lawmakers.