NEWS & ANALYSIS

Arizona Republicans to Brush Off DOJ Audit Concerns


Republicans in Arizona plan to tell the Department of Justice that they do not need federal assistance or involvement in the ongoing election audit process. 

A former Arizona official working to conduct an audit of votes from the 2020 presidential election told the Washington Post Thursday that the state Senate plans to send a letter to the DOJ attempting to dismiss concerns about the ballot recount in Maricopa County. 

“This is a matter between the Arizona Senate and Maricopa County,” former Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett said. “We don’t see any grounds for anyone else to intervene.” 

State Senate President Karen Fann will remind the DOJ that ballots are protected 24 hours a day in the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum. And, Cyber Ninjas – the firm leading the count – promised to avoid any interview tactics that may intimidate voters.

This comes after democrats and independent election experts questioned the audit, which is being done to address election fraud claims. 

Democrats are especially concerned over the firm Cyber Ninjas, which is run by a man who echoed President Trump’s sentiment of fraud following the election, according to The Hill. 

As previously reported by Human Events News, the audit taking place in the Grand Canyon State’s largest county started on April 19. Companies are examining a whopping 2.1 million ballots from the 2020 presidential election, testing voting machines, looking for IT breaches, and performing a hand recount.