The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors are refusing to comply with subpoenas issued to them earlier this week to turn over Dominion Voting Systems machines. The vote was 4-1 in favor of fighting the subpoenas in court rather than permitting a transparent, forensic audit.
The Chairman of the Board, Clint Hickman, called the subpoenas “a slap in the face.” Hickman is a Republican.
Rather than comply, the Board filed its own lawsuit in state court to block the subpoenas from being enforced.
Senate Judiciary Chairman Eddie Farnsworth issued the subpoenas earlier this week after a six-hour hearing regarding election security in Arizona.
“As long as the constraints exist because of ongoing or additional litigation, they don’t feel like they can perform an audit, which continues to leave our constituents feeling like, maybe this election was compromised,” Farnsworth said. “So with that said, it is therefore in my intent to exercise my authority as Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and, with the full support of the Senate president, to issue subpoenas in an effort to audit the equipment software and ballots.”
Dominion Voting Systems have come under scrutiny after a forensic audit in Antrim County, MI revealed a 68% error rate. The Federal Elections Commission permits an error rate of one per 250,000 ballots.
Democrat Joe Biden won Maricopa County by 45,109 votes.