Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich warned Maricopa County to hold onto its 2020 election materials for another investigation and possible litigation over how county officials handled the state’s recent audit.
In a letter sent to Maricopa’s five county supervisors this week, Brnovich notified them that his office had placed a litigation hold on the county’s election materials.
His office’s Election Integrity Unit plans to review the state Senate-led audit report of the 2020 election, he said, adding that this review “may lead to further investigation or litigation.”
He instructed the county to preserve all paper documents, electronic communications, election equipment, voter registration forms and other relevant materials.
All county employees—including contractors, vendors and anyone “directly or indirectly involved in any aspect” of managing the election—are required to obey this litigation hold, he said.
“The Arizona Senate’s report that was released on Friday raises some serious questions regarding the 2020 election,” Brnovich said in a statement Tuesday. “Arizonans can be assured our office will conduct a thorough review of the information we receive.”
Despite mainstream media efforts to spin it as vindication of Democrat claims that the election was irreproachable, the report revealed a number of serious errors in Maricopa County.
It noted that the final tally delivering the state to current President Joe Biden was “not reliable” and that the election “should not be certified.”
Cyber Ninjas, the company that conducted the forensic audit, identified 57,734 ballots with serious issues, according to the report.
Auditors also found numerous types of impermissible voters that fell into three main categories: “improper voter registration, improper votes, and discrepancies in the registration.”
Arizona Senate President Karen Fann asked Brnovich to investigate these findings and Maricopa County’s “less-than-perfect adherence to Arizona’s standards and best practices.”
After the report was published, Brnovich vowed to take “all necessary actions that are supported by the evidence and where I have legal authority” to investigate the documented fraud.