Arizona Republicans to brush off DOJ concern about an election audit


Republicans conducting an audit of votes from the 2020 presidential election in Arizona plan to tell the Department of Justice (DOJ) that they do not need federal assistance or involvement in the process, a spokesperson said Thursday.

A former Arizona official working for the audit told The Washington Post that the state Senate plans to send a letter to the DOJ attempting to dismiss concerns about the safety of ballots being recounted in Maricopa County by a conservative firm.

“This is a matter between the Arizona Senate and Maricopa County,” former Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett told the Post. “We don’t see any grounds for anyone else to intervene.”

State Senate President Karen Fann (R) will tell the DOJ that ballots are under guard 24 hours a day in the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, Bennett added. Bennett also said that Cyber Ninjas, the firm leading the count, has pledged to avoid any interview tactics that may appear intimidating while speaking to voters.

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