Judge upholds state Senate subpoenas of Maricopa County election ballots, equipment

President Joe Biden managed to eke out a narrow electoral win in Arizona in November, although many observers were left asking questions about his apparent victory.

Following the election, Arizona Senate Republicans opened an investigation into how the election was conducted, with a particular focus on Maricopa County, the most populous county in the state. This week, a judge removed a major barrier to conducting the probe.  

On Friday, Judge Timothy Thomason ruled that subpoenas issued by state Senate Republicans to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors are enforceable, The Associated Press reported.

Judge: Subpoenas are enforceable

“The Court finds that Subpoenas are legal and enforceable. There is no question that the Senators have the power to issue legislative subpoenas,” Thomason ruled. “The Subpoenas comply with the statutory requirements for legislative subpoenas. The Senate also has broad constitutional power to oversee elections.”

“The Arizona legislature clearly has the power to investigate and examine election reform matters. Accordingly, the Senators have the power to subpoena material as part of an inquiry into election reform measures,” Thomason said.

This means Senate Republicans will be able to audit the county’s 2.1 million ballots from the 2020 general election, as well as corresponding voting equipment.

The judge also rejected arguments made by county election officials that complying with the subpoenas would violate privacy laws, as well as the legal principle of separation of powers.

“Indeed, if that were the case, it would be illegal for any County official to ‘see’ any ballot after it was prepared for voting. It is apparent that the word ‘person,’ as used in this statute, does not refer to government officials,” Thomason concluded.

State Senate demands access

In December, a pair of subpoenas were issued to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, the Washington Examiner reported.

“One subpoena calls for a scanned ballot audit, to collect an electronic ballot image cast for all mail-in ballots counted in the November 2020 general election in Maricopa County, Arizona,” said Arizona state Senate President Karen Fann.

“The second subpoena calls for a full forensic audit of ballot tabulation equipment, the software for that equipment, and the election management system used in the 2020 general election,” she added.

As the Examiner noted Friday, GOP members of the state Senate were “unsatisfied” by the voting audits that Maricopa County had conducted thus far.

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  1. The unbiased truth about our elections needs to be revealed to the American public so we can have confidence in the process.

    1. Thank you for doing this. No illegals or felons etc should be able to vote. Every vote should count by all eligible americans. The integerty of the elections need to be intact signatures required with id. Thanks again Arizona other states should follow your lead.

      1. I’ve always said why are we not using a thumb print as a form of voter ID. This way we can track if the thumb print was used more than once.
        Then nobody can say that they didn’t have ID. It does away with the lies by the left.

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  3. With finding a lot of errors, and volumous cheating, could Biden be fired, and Trump take his rightful place?
    How about recalling Biden? Got all the signatures needed?

  4. If their is fraud, ballot stuffing and illegal ballots. I hope some people get a very long prison sentence and can never be allowed to vote or work in an election poles ever again.

  5. Finally a judicial official with common sense! Thank you judge. The people have the right to know that the election process is legitimate and valid. With the shenanigans the Democrats used, that right is highly questionable. Now, if all the evidence hasn’t mysteriously disappeared we might just find the truth about this past joke of an election.

    1. Edwin M. Cooper~~~I totally agree and I also pray that the cheaters have not managed to destroy all of the evidence~~!!!!! Thank God there are still some voters who care what is going on in our elections!!!

  6. So happy to hear that! As an Arizona voter, I, along with the rest of the state want to know our election was fair. Considering some questionable activity in Maricopa county, ALL ballots should be audited, all machines audited! Thank you Judge Thomason, for this ruling!

  7. IF the ballots have disappeared as you say, which are suppose to be kept for a certain amount of years, then I say we have a new ELECTION. TRUMP rightfully won and I know this because I was up till 4 am watching it and even California was almost completely RED, just a few speaks of blue at the end of CA. I know that CA. is supposed to be a Democrat state but we the people voted it RED. I think seriously they should have re-done the Election and Guard it right. Florida had no problems with theirs, so maybe we should follow what they did.

  8. The US SUPREME COURT SHOULD HAVE REQUIRED THIS JUDGES COMPLIANCE RULING FROM EVERY STATE IN THE UNITED STATES. All found guilty should be charged with “TREASON”, and Shot by a military firing squad!! What is the difference in an enemy who is intent on destroying you on the battlefield and one who is not on the battlefield? No difference!! Military killing enemies: vs : civilians killing enemies! The result is. – you kill your enemies of the US! Problem solved!!

  9. It’s never going to be fraud found they’re going to cover everything liberals have always won elections after the election thats how they win this election they had to win by getting over 75 million votes thats why they lost on so many down ballots they put all there illegal ballots in the presidential race I’ll never except the 2020 election results the dems have been doing this for to many years I’m 65 years old and I have seen this all my years of voting

  10. Everyone might as well admit the cheaters have had ample enough time to “scrub” any “irregularities” from the “equipment” and have their “programmers” change the “programming” back so NOTHING will be “found”. I all my 66 years of casting votes I have never seen so many cases of FRAUD that seemed to be totally IGNORED, and “covered up”, even though there were MOUNTAINS of proof that “judges” (in my opinion were either BRIBED , or they and their families received “death threats” if they did not “look the other way” and allow the communists to “win”)

  11. Gradually more & more mainstream Americans are realizing that the 2020 election was fraught with major irregularities that flipped the election to the democratic side. Complacency is the downfall of freedom & the ally of subjugation. At this point in time in order to REGAIN freedom that is our constitutional inalienable right, the 1776 minutemen WILL BE reconstituted & we all know what happened to the British.

  12. DEMS/RINOS have proved to its citizens that they are nothing more than a bunch of cheating politicians……..They are egotistical and do not care what the citizens want, they only care what they want so they can destroy the United States

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