Ruling: Millions of AZ ballots can undergo audit

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

voter casting a ballotIn what's likely to be good news for those concerned about election integrity, a judge in Arizona has ruled that the State Senate has the right to audit more than two-million ballots from the 2020 presidential election.

Maricopa County Superior Court judge Timothy Thomason ruled on Friday that subpoenas issued by the Arizona Senate are legal and enforceable, so the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors must provide the Senate with the 2.1-million ballots as well as access to election machines in order to conduct an audit of the results. Thomason ruled that the Senate has the constitutional authority to oversee elections. Lawmakers are concerned about the integrity of the voting system in the wake of allegations of election fraud in Arizona and at least five other states.

"We finally are going to get our hands on the real ballots in an election – and that's really important news," says Tom Zawistowski, president of the tea party-affiliated We the People Convention.

Zawistowski

"Before we can advance our position, we have to prove the fraud – and so what we want is a real opportunity," the conservative activist continues. "To this date, we have never been able to actually examine the ballots and the machines anywhere. This would be the first time – and it's really exciting."

Zawistowski contends there's a pattern of obstruction when it comes to getting to the truth about the election.

"The fact is they've just been playing 'cat and mouse,'" he says of the election officials. "The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors did their own audit – and of course, their audit said everything was fine [and they] didn't find a single problem."

And that, says Zawistowski, is because the Board of Supervisors wasn't looking to see if cheating had occurred, but only if the system used to cheat had worked properly.

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