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Wed May 5, 2021, 10:12 PM

Justice Department raises concerns with audit (Arizona)

Source: AZ Mirror

The U.S. Department of Justice is asking Senate President Karen Fann to explain what steps she’s taking to make sure the election audit she ordered doesn’t violate federal laws prohibiting voter intimidation and requiring ballots be preserved.

In a letter to Fann on Wednesday, Pamela Karlan, the principal deputy assistant attorney general of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, said the department had two major concerns with the audit.

First, Karlan said federal law requires state and local election officials to safeguard and preserve election records. She expressed concern that Maricopa County election officials are no longer in control of ballots, election systems and other materials.

If the Senate designates someone else to serve as a custodian for election records, which must be maintained for 22 months, the Civil Rights Act of 1960 requires “administrative procedures be in place giving election officers ultimate management authority over the retention and security of those election records, including the right to physically access” them, Karlan wrote.

Read more: https://www.azmirror.com/2021/05/05/justice-department-raises-concerns-with-audit/

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Reply Justice Department raises concerns with audit (Arizona) (Original post)
LiberalFighter May 5 OP
Sneederbunk May 5 #1
riversedge May 5 #5
TomDaisy May 6 #10
dweller May 5 #2
TomDaisy May 6 #11
Bev54 May 5 #3
LiberalFighter May 5 #4
DallasNE May 5 #6
riversedge May 5 #7
jpak May 5 #8
Mickju May 6 #9
TomDaisy May 6 #12
LetMyPeopleVote May 6 #13
cadoman May 6 #14
orangecrush May 6 #15
Bernardo de La Paz May 6 #16
dobleremolque May 6 #17
CrispyQ May 6 #18

Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 10:14 PM

1. About time.

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Response to Sneederbunk (Reply #1)

Wed May 5, 2021, 10:23 PM

5. Past time but good the Feds are onto this now.

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Response to Sneederbunk (Reply #1)

Thu May 6, 2021, 12:27 AM

10. Kristen Clark still hasn't been confirmed!

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 10:15 PM

2. Sounds as if laws

have been broken

✌🏻

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Response to dweller (Reply #2)

Thu May 6, 2021, 12:27 AM

11. without doubt

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 10:15 PM

3. Rachel Maddow just reported on that at the end of her show

This is great, nice to see your country coming back with this DOJ.

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Response to Bev54 (Reply #3)

Wed May 5, 2021, 10:19 PM

4. I saw that and went looking here.

First posted on my FB page and then checked back here again to see if it had been posted.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 10:23 PM

6. Fann Needs To Lawyer Up

And let her lawyer answer the demand.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 10:26 PM

7. This has been going on for a week now and only the gods know what

the heck has gone on with the actual ballots!!




............In an April 29 letter, several voting rights organizations asked DOJ’s Civil Rights Division to send federal observers to monitor the audit. The letter raised both the issues that Karlan raised with Fann.

“Ballots that are protected under federal law are in imminent danger of being stolen, defaced, or irretrievably damaged, and Arizona citizens are in imminent danger of being subject to unlawful voter intimidation as a result of flawed audit procedures,” wrote representatives of the Brennan Center for Justice, Protect Democracy and the Leadership Conference.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 11:30 PM

8. Lock em up

Yup

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 12:00 AM

9. I was wondering how this could possibly be legal.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 12:28 AM

12. good. rattle their cages.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 02:00 AM

13. This will be fun to watch

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 02:11 AM

14. private companies interfering with our voting process should be ILLEGAL

It's bewildering that non-government, private actors were able to involve themselves to begin with. The next thing you know they'll not only be touching the ballots after the election, they'll be influencing where and how we vote.

And you know Ducey was up to something since he denied government security of the votes there to begin with. They are relying on right wing militia security to harass journalists entering the area.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 04:56 AM

15. They have already disposed of enough Democratic votes


To support the big lie.

I will be very surprised if they haven't.

Did you see the "Don't Tread On Me" stickers on the cars going in when the CNN reporter was there?

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 06:42 AM

16. Very good, but it is not an "audit" because it is completely invalid. . . . . nt

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 12:57 PM

17. In the same way that the Jan. 6 seditionists who deluded themselves that

they were just going on a "but mah freedums!" lark to the U.S. Capitol building, and who have awakened to serious federal criminal indictments and possible lengthy prison sentences if convicted, it's time for the Arizona frauditors and their ilk to look up from their idiotic search for bamboo fragments, and face some serious possible jail time for violations of federal civil rights and voters rights laws.

This, especially if there is any evidence whatsoever that ballots have been altered or mishandled. And I suspect that evidence won't be hard to uncover given the Republican ineptitude on a scale breath-taking to contemplate throughout this farce.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 05:08 PM

18. It's about time.

Why the delay? Everyday the stories coming out of AZ are worse & worse. Today, unattended ballots & computers. I don't think the dems are taking this seriously enough. We think because they can't overturn this election & that because they are a bunch of buffoons that nothing will come of this. This is the plan for all future elections in states where they lose. Only they won't wait for months until after the election has been certified, they'll be demanding to count the ballots the day after. This is about sowing chaos and pushing the limits of what they can do. We better wake the fuck up & start playing hardball. Someone needs to go to Manchin & ask what kind of pork deal he needs for WV to vote for HR1.

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