Republicans in Arizona’s Maricopa County Blast GOP-Ordered Recount of 2020 Ballots

HeadlineMay 18, 2021

In Arizona, Republican leaders in Maricopa County are demanding an end to the GOP-ordered vote recount in the 2020 presidential election results, calling it a “mockery” and a “grift disguised as an audit.” Last month, Arizona state Senate Republicans used their subpoena power to take possession of 2.1 million ballots, ballot-counting machines and computer hard drives in Maricopa County — Arizona’s most populous region. The recount is being overseen by Cyber Ninjas, a company with no record of working in election security. The company’s CEO has espoused conspiracy theories claiming the election was stolen from former President Trump. This is Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chair Jack Sellers speaking Monday.

Jack Sellers: “This board is done explaining anything to these people who are playing investigator with our constituents’ ballots and equipment paid for with real people’s tax dollars. People’s ballots and money are not make-believe. It’s time to be done with this craziness and get on with our county’s critical business.”

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