(Ezekiel Loseke, Headline USA) Mark Brnovich, Arizona‘s attorney general, has opened up an official investigation into Maricopa County‘s election irregularities, despite his previous comments attacking people skeptical of the 2020 election.
The letter begins by acknowledging that the AG’s office has received hundreds of complaints “pertaining to issues related to the administration of the 2022 General Election in Maricopa County.” These complaints are believed to be substantial. They “raise concerns regarding Maricopa’s lawful compliance with Arizona election law.”
The AG’s office is also concerned with violations of other election laws based on official statements made by county officials.
Accordingly, Brnovich’s office “formally requests Maricopa formally respond to and address the following concerns that have been raised.”
The first complaint is that the ballot tabulators could not read ballots printed on sight because of an improper setting on the “ballot-on-demand-printers.” Election workers have formally testified to the proper functioning of the machines the night before the election, but “the tabulators began experiencing problems reading ballots printed by the BOD printers within the first thirty minutes of voting.” The AG requests a log of all events and the methods used by technicians during poll visits on election day that have been reported to initiate issues with the voting machines.
The letter argues that the ballots that were not counted were mishandled and inappropriately mixed with other stacks of votes so that they were untraceable. The letter reports that, “we have received a sworn complaint from an election observer indicating that more than 1700 “Door 3″ non-tabulated ballots from one voting location were placed in black duffle bags that were intended to be used for tabulated ballots.”
The next issue is with apps allowing voters to vote more than once. The letter reads, “Chairman Gates publicly stated that voters who had already checked in to e-Pollbook, but were having difficulties voting could “check out” of that voting location, and would be able to nonetheless vote in another voting location.”
The letter demands a response to its inquiries before Maricopa County submits its election results to the Arizona Secretary of State.
The response is promising but surprising from Brnovich, who has said election skepticism was “horse s**t.”