Biden’s DOJ threatens to intervene in ongoing Maricopa County election audit: Report

In recent weeks, by order of the Republican-controlled Arizona Senate, a team of private contractors has been conducting an audit of roughly 2.1 million ballots and related election equipment from the 2020 election in Maricopa County.

Democrats have been adamantly opposed to the effort before it even officially began, and now, it appears that President Joe Biden’s Department of Justice (DOJ) is threatening to intervene in the comprehensive audit effort, PJ Media reported.

At issue are two separate allegations of potential violations of federal law: a failure to keep all election-related documents and materials secure for at least 22 months following an election, as well as the possibility that the contractors, by way of interviews, could intimidate said voters into not casting ballots in the future.

Potential civil rights violations?

According to The Washington Post, the issue arose following complaints laid out by Democratic observers of the audit process, including Arizona’s Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, who has worked hard but unsuccessfully in her attempts to try and block — and now stop — the audit from starting or ultimately concluding.

Those complaints have seemingly garnered the attention of Pamela Karlan, the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General in charge of the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division.

On May 5, Karlan sent a letter to Arizona state Senate President Karen Fann (R) that outlined the DOJ’s concerns regarding the audit and cited the potential violations of the Civil Rights Act of 1960.

“We have a concern that Maricopa County election records, which are required by federal law to be retained and preserved, are no longer under the ultimate control of elections officials, are not being adequately safeguarded by contractors, and are at risk of damage or loss,” Karlan wrote.

Karlan also expressed concerns over the stated plans of the private contractors conducting the audit, led by Florida-based CyberNinjas, to interview some voters to confirm whether they actually voted in the election or not, which Karlan claimed could constitute voter intimidation, a practice prohibited by federal law.

Grounds for intervention?

In response to the DOJ’s threats of intervening, former Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, the state Senate’s liaison overseeing the audit, told The Post that there was no need for federal involvement, that adequate measures had been taken to ensure the security of all materials, and that while the voter interviews had yet to occur, he had been assured that it would not be done in an intimidating fashion.

“This is a matter between the Arizona Senate and Maricopa County,” Bennett said. “We don’t see any grounds for anyone else to intervene.” He later added that the complaints from Hobbs were “totally unfounded” and were “simply reexpressions of her opposition to the audit from the very beginning.”

A similar message came from the official Twitter account of the Maricopa County audit, which read: “Democrat SoS @katiehobbs who does not support election audits or transparency now wants the Federal Government to get involved in the Arizona Senate forensic audit. Arizona has the authority to conduct this audit without interference from the Feds!”

It remains unclear when or even if the audit will be completed, especially if Biden’s DOJ follows through on its threats and attempts to intervene in the effort, which would most likely happen through a federal lawsuit demanding the audit cease or be constrained with additional oversight and security requirements.

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  1. Of course Biden, and his cast of communists are going to intervene in the audit! We can not have the American people learning the truth, that the election was horribly rigged for Biden!

    1. I know…it is laughable, isn’t it? I bet there are so many guilty watching and waiting and soiling their pants doing it…..they are a desperate and corrupt lot!

      1. I’m with you The Dummycrats are scared to death that the real president is going to come up winner thats why biden and the rest of dummyrats want the audit stopped

    2. Just the fact that Biden and his gang want to interfere in any election proves that they are a corrupt bunch!

    3. The majority of the American people voted for President Trump and are fully aware that the demonrats belong in Hell for what they have done to this country! Biden is selling the country to China, which is something hje and his family has done before!

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  3. What this tell me the dem-o-rats know that there was a hugh voter fraud and misconduct. If it wasn’t the you not being complaining so loud and hard.

  4. Biden needs to be removed from the presidential office of the United States of America. He is not competent and he is anti-American

  5. Do they really think we are all so stupid that we do not realize that they are trying to cover up the fraud that Trump has been talking about from the get go?

    I continue to be surprised at their blatant unethical behavior and as is typical of all criminals, their stupidity in thinking no one notices!!

    The worst part is that it seems like we are powerless to stop it and meantime Biden is doing our country in by destroying anything good Trump did. The immigration issue is even more blatant with the pretense that it is not a disaster that will harm the legal residents of this country with potential criminals or people who are bringing COVID into our country and taking away jobs for actual citizens. Whether you liked Trump or not, he was trying to move this country in the opposite direction from where Biden is going.

  6. Once a crook always one. Biden hasn’t had a thought of his own for over 50 yrs, he steals others ideas.

  7. I think Biden administration (incomtent as it is,) are all afrid of the The Big Bad Wolf blowing down the house made of straw.

  8. Clearly it’s evident that if the democrats are set on shutting down the audit with the use of their politicized DOJ that’s a good indicator there is something they’re hiding. And if that evidence is revealed it may set a chain reaction to audit another 5 or 6 states that would uncover the same fraudulent evidence. They stole the election.

  9. I find it funny that the DOJ wants to put their noses in this audit!!! If there’s nothing to hide, no one would care. Obviously they want the truth destroyed before these auditors find it!!! The swamp is getting deeper

  10. Another example of Marxist rule and intimidation by the Biden run DOJ. Get the hell out of the State’s business.

  11. No transparency?? Cause the Biden’s are soooo transparent on all they do in govt. Hey Congress the voters are watching.

  12. Guilty dogs bark the loudest. They aren’t fooling anyone now. It’s a Commie takeover using the propaganda of what used to be media. FBI doing the same crimes it did against Trump for 4 years now again. It never stopped it seems.

  13. Now we know. 2016, Trumb vs Clinton. The Lovers Emails, She: Trump can not win can he? He: No, We will stop it. He will lose 100 milion to one.
    They were planning it way back then but did not have all the ducks lined up, by 2020 they had it all set up.

    1. The Democrats figured Trump cheated in the 2016 election ,because they cheated and lost,so he must have cheated better.So they made sure that there 2020 election was a record breaker in cheating

  14. I don’t know what Joe is worried about – we all know he didn’t win the election.
    This audit will prove what we all know. Donald Trump should be president.

  15. Biden has no authority over states rights !! He is a bully as well as all his other “traits” I hope Arizona stands strong and other states follow their lead !! If there was any doubt of fraud in the beginning the actions of the demorats are proving they have things to hide. I hope Dominion also gets dragged into the hunt and we can be rid of them also !!!

  16. Biden is SOOOOO worried he has his DOJ try to intervene, what HYPOCRITES!
    We all know Biden’s APPROVAL RATING is Below 65%. The Communistic News Medias that OPPRESSES the NEW, need Not Worry We the True Patriots are getting Our News from better Reliable News Sources and Not the FAKE News they put out everyday on every channel that KEEPS REPEATING THEMSELVES everyday about the same Lies, Same Fake Stories, Fake Virus Causing Deaths, Fake Virus Numbers, Fake Everything! CAN’T ANYONE in the Democratic Camp come up with ANY TRUTHS to be told?????

  17. If the democrats didn’t cheat on this election ,why are they going to such extremes to interfere with the true results . It only shows their afraid of what will happen to them when the truth comes out.

  18. We haven’t heard anything from the DOJ but this is the thing their pursuing election audit??? Tell me how bad did the DEMOCRATS, BIDEN/HARRIS, OBAMA, CLITION, SOROS etc. CHEAT WHEN THET COMMITTED VOTER FRAUD!!!!!!

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