Arizona Senate President Karen Fann

Arizona Senate President Karen Fann.

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Arizona Senate President Karen Fann issued a new subpoena to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors related to the ongoing 2020 ballot audit. The latest subpoena was issued following a recent hearing where Fann made it clear the Senate would request more information from the county at the recommendation of the private company hired to conduct the audit. 

The contractors hired by the Senate Republicans, Cyber Ninjas, said during the meeting two weeks ago that they don’t have enough information to complete their report, and urged legislators to subpoena more records and survey voters at home. Leaders of the GOP audit described a wide variety of reasons their review is taking months longer than the 60 days initially planned, including confusion about damaged ballots and a lack of access to certain data.

As part of Monday's subpoena, Fann ordered the Maricopa Board of Supervisors to appear before the Senate on Aug. 2 to present more information. Among the new documents being requested:

  1. All reports, findings, and other documents concerning any breach of the voter registration server, the Maricopa County Recorder's Office systems, or any other aspect of the County's election systems at any time within six months of the Nov. 3, 2020 general election.
  2. All ballot envelopes received in connection with the Nov. 3, 2020 general election, or digital images of the same.
  3. All user names, passwords, pins and/or security keys or tokens required to access any and all ballot tabulation devices used in connection with the Nov. 3, 2020 general election in Maricopa County (including, but not limited to, administrator access).
  4. All Maricopa County registered voter records to date, with any and all change histories including:
    • The field that was added, removed, or changed
    • A timestamp (date and time) for the change
    • Identifying information for the individual who made the change (internal employee ID and/or IP address)
  5. All routers used in connection with the Nov. 3, 2020 general election, or virtual images of the same, and the public IP of each router.
  6. All splunk logs, network logs, net flows, or similar data related with systems associated in any way with the administration of the Nov. 3, 2020 general election for the time period beginning 60 days before the election and ending 90 days after the election.

Senate Republicans had planned to canvass homes and ask people about their voting patterns, but in May dropped the idea under pressure from the U.S. Department of Justice, which warned the effort could violate laws against voter intimidation.


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