Recently, US Attorney General Merrick Garland warned states like Arizona that are choosing to audit their election results.
“Many of the justifications proffered in support of these post-election audits and restrictions on voting have relied on assertions of material vote fraud in the 2020 election that have been refuted by law enforcement and intelligence agencies, of both this administration and the previous one, as well as by every court, federal and state, that has considered them,” Garland said in his speech at the Justice Department.
Garland’s statement are to undermine the audit, the courts are overseeing the audit using a method approved by a judge.
The DOJ also sent a letter warning ballot auditors not to violate federal law and hinted at looming investigation.
In response, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich fired back and told Garland he was concerned about his “alarming disdain for state sovereignty.”
“My office is not amused by the DOJ’s posturing and will not tolerate any effort to undermine or interfere with our State Senate’s audit to reassure Arizonans of the accuracy of our elections,” Brnovich wrote.
“We stand ready to defend federalism and state sovereignty against any partisan attacks or federal overreach. … Arizona will not sit back and let the Biden administration abuse its authority, refuse to uphold laws, or attempt to commandeer our state’s sovereignty.”
JUST IN – Arizona Attorney @GeneralBrnovich to the US Department of Justice: “My office is not amused by the DOJ’s posturing and will not tolerate any effort to undermine or interfere with our state Senate’s audit.” pic.twitter.com/pk2n8S57fm
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Arizona is not the only state conducting a ballot audit, Georgia is preparing for an audit of all Fulton County, Georgia absentee ballots. In Wisconsin, Republicans have hired a third party team of former law enforcement officials to investigate potential voting irregularities.