The Associated Press reports:
The U.S. Department of Justice expressed concern Wednesday about ballot security and potential voter intimidation arising from the Republican-controlled Arizona Senate’s unprecedented private recount of the 2020 presidential election results in Maricopa County.
In a letter to GOP Senate President Karen Fann [photo], the head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division said the Senate’s farming out of 2.1 million ballots from the state’s most populous county to a contractor may run afoul of federal law requiring ballots to remain in the control of elections officials for 22 months.
And Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Pamela S. Karlan said that the Senate contractor’s plans to directly contact voters could amount to illegal voter intimidation.
Read the full article. As previously reported, the recounted is being conducted by a QAnon-linked outfit and among the ballot counters is a man who attended the riot at the US Capitol.
The Republican-controlled Arizona Senate is conducting a private recount of the 2020 presidential election results — and the Justice Department has concerns https://t.co/X7rE1SxNob
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