The Daily Beast reports:
Kelli Ward, chair of the Arizona Republican Party, appeared on One America News, a far-right news network whose anchors launched a fundraiser for the audit, to imply that local officials might be arrested if they did not comply with legislators’ demands.
“There have to be consequences,” Ward said. “There could be arrests of people who are refusing to comply.” It wouldn’t even be the first time state-level Republicans threatened Maricopa County’s Board of Commissioners—again, dominated by their own party—with arrest.
While the county was arguing against the audit in court earlier this year, Senate Republicans co-sponsored a resolution calling for the arrest of the commissioners on contempt of court charges.
Read the full article. Brain damage within.
Maricopa County’s election audit is a disaster, even by the low standards of “Stop the Steal” mythology. The audit has been plagued by questions about auditors’ expertise and impartiality as they seek evidence that Trump won the county. (He did not.) https://t.co/620sqIWJKL
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) May 20, 2021
Sen. Wendy Rogers talks about the “bamboo ballot” conspiracy in an interview with the Seth Leibsohn Show, saying “the most fascinating aspect” about the audit is “the ability to look at each ballot to determine the fibers in the ballot are made from wood.”https://t.co/OtYFUsJK3T
— AZ Right Wing Watch (@az_rww) May 17, 2021
The Senate President says the dispute over elections isn’t personal. The subpoena, the attempt to hold the Board in contempt w/ possible jail time, and the @ArizonaAudit lie that the county deleted files all suggest otherwise.
— Maricopa County (@maricopacounty) May 18, 2021