AZ AG Brnovich Issues Letter to Maricopa County Ordering them to Preserve Any and All Pertinent 2020 Election Docs as Investigation Commences

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich sent a letter via email to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors as a notice: “Preservation of Evidence/”Litigation Hold.

The letter states, “Based on the information contained within the report, [finding from the forensic audit] the Unit expects the need to obtain documents, files, and related information during the course of review that is potentially relevant to the 2020 General Election and is currently under the direct or indirect custody of the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office, Maricopa County Elections Department and the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors (combined referred to as “Maricopa county”).”

The letter continues that a review of the information may lead to further investigation or even litigation. The letter is to notify Maricopa county that it needs to preserve potentially relevant information that is relevant to the 2020 Statewide Elections.

A list is provided in the letter which includes:

Hard copies of documents, tangible items, and electronically stored information. Electronic communications including emails or instant messaging used by Maricopa county as well as county-owned or personal mobile devices and any other device that would contain potentially relevant data. Electronic data stored on computer systems, elections systems, removable electronic media, and more. Electronic equipment used to administer the 2020 Statewide ELection, including systems used to verify ballot affidavit signatures, tabulators, computer equipment, and all election management equipment.

Any and all physical records listing out multiple possible items. All electronic files and footage captured by video monitoring equipment used on behalf of Maricopa County that contains still images, moving images, and/or any audio recordings of the inside and outside of the Maricopa County tabulation and election Center the Maricopa County Record’s Office, and any satellite offices, facilities, or locations used in conjunction with the 2020 Statewide Elections and building access records maintained by Maricopa County for all offices related to 2020 Statewide Election.

The hold applies to anything that exists now or may come to exist in the future. The letter is signed by Assistant Attorney General Jennifer Wright.

State Senator Wendy Rogers shared a copy of the letter on Twitter captioned, “Let’s Roll!”

Arizona State Senator Sonny Borrelli said in an interview on the John Fredrick’s show, “People need to be prosecuted for this. We’ve identified three individuals already. Their names are being withheld right now, because, you know, everybody is presumed innocent until proven guilty”.

Borrelli also talked about the information from the forensic being turned over to Attorney General Brnovich for Criminal Investigation.

Borrelli also claimed, “What we have here is an ongoing conspiracy of a coverup that’s been perpetuated by the Maricopa County board of supervisors and the secretary of state’s office in perpetuating by the fake news mainstream media. And what they’re conducting now is more of a black-out operation, where they’re blocking out, blacking out all facts of what the audit was; the results. They’re involved in a propaganda psyop.”

Bronovich’s office put the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on notice we will see what comes next in the ongoing fight for election integrity in Arizona.

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