On Thursday, Democrats proved they absolutely have something to hide with the 2020 election results in Arizona. They filed a lawsuit to block the Maricopa County election audit. The judge has agreed to pause the audit until Monday.
“Superior Court Judge Christopher Coury said he wants to ensure the recount fully complies with Arizona law and asked for more information by Monday morning on the audit’s policies and procedures,” AZ Central reported.
“If Gallardo or the Democratic Party post a $1 million bond, the audit will be paused at 5 p.m.,” the report cited the judge.
“I do not want to micromanage and it is not the posture of this court to micromanage or even to manage the process by which another branch of government, the Legislature, the Arizona state senate proceeds,” Coury added.
“However, it is the province of the court to ensure voter information and those constitutional protections are held sacrosanct and that also includes the protection of ballots under Arizona law.”
The judge’s decision came after the Democrats filed a court case to put a halt to the election audit.
“Just before the Arizona Senate Republicans’ hand count of all Maricopa County ballots cast in the November presidential election begins, Democrats are suing to try to stop it,” AZ Central reported.
“The Arizona Democratic Party and Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Gallardo filed a lawsuit in Maricopa County Superior Court on Thursday saying that the audit is unlawful and asking a judge to stop it from proceeding,” the report continued.
“The complaint alleges the Senate’s audit, which is set to begin Friday, is violating state election law in numerous ways, including by not setting up proper security to protect ballots, voting machines and voter information,” it added.
The audit is being conducted at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, and includes voting machines and vote tabulators. It was scheduled to be underway at 11 a.m. local time.
As 2.1 million ballots poured into a public venue for the audit, available on multiple livestream cameras for the world to see, the Democrats are pulling out a last-ditch effort to block transparency and accountability.
The Democrats argue numerous spurious points in its case filing, including that third parties handled the ballots being delivered to the Coliseum. Maricopa County, nonetheless, is the only county in Arizona that contracted out its ballot tabulation to Dominion Voting Systems, which is a privately owned voting machines company.
In late January, the Maricopa County supervisors voted unanimously to hire “two independent companies to conduct an audit that will examine again whether the machines counted votes properly, whether they were hacked or tampered with, and whether the county used proper procedures when leasing its machines from Dominion Voting Systems,” AZ Central reported.
Americans who are closely watching the Maricopa County election audit results lashed out at the Democrats for attempting to block election accountability.
The Democrats are STILL trying to stop the Maricopa County audit and defy the AZ Senate subpoena. What are they hiding? Hearing tomorrow on this ridiculous temporary restraining order. #FullForensicAudit @ArizonaAudit pic.twitter.com/sSl5khMi4M
— Dr. Kelli Ward 🇺🇸 (@kelliwardaz) April 23, 2021
Good Morning to everyone except those who’re trying to stop a forensic audit of the 2.1 million ballots in Maricopa County Arizona. History is being made as we speak.
Here’s the link to watch the audit. https://t.co/5uhlpwTGIf
— RSBN 🇺🇸 (@RSBNetwork) April 23, 2021
$3 million to the 5 member Board of Supervisors.
$10 million offered to NOT look at the Maricopa ballots.
Last minute restraining order to stop the audit.
These things don't happen unless there's something to HIDE.
— Cari Kelemen 2.0 (@CariKelemen) April 23, 2021
The long-awaited hand count and forensic audit of the election in Maricopa County starts Friday. Process will be live-streamed nationally @OANN observers will be non-partisan for full transparency. Glad to support @AZSenateGOP in their efforts. #ElectionIntegrity pic.twitter.com/nqRgyPVuaN
— Republican Party of Arizona (@AZGOP) April 21, 2021
Big Tech is pulling out all stops to prevent people from knowing about the audit or participating in it. Google deplatformed the volunteer observer application for the audit. Perkins Coie has reportedly sent a team of lawyers to put a halt to the audit. But the truth about the 2020 election will eventually get out.
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