Arizona AG Rejects Secretary of State’s Call for Probe of GOP-Led Maricopa County Vote Audit

Arizona’s attorney general has rejected the state’s top election official’s call for an investigation into possible irregularities in a Republican-led audit of 2020 election results. Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, a Democrat, on Friday wrote a letter to Republican Attorney General Mark Brnovich, citing media reports of security lapses at the audit site and calling for a probe into “potential violations of Arizona’s elections laws in connection with the Senate’s ‘audit’ of the Maricopa County election materials.” Brnovich responded in a letter Friday, saying Hobbs provided “no facts” to warrant a probe, calling her references to reports “speculation insufficient to support the request for an official investigation.” Arizona’s GOP-led Senate has waged a legislative and legal battle to audit the 2020 election results in Maricopa County, the state’s most populous county where Democrat votes anchored President Joe Biden’s win in Arizona, which flipped blue in the presidential race for just …

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