An Arizona state Senator has warned US Attorney General Merrick Garland that he’ll ‘spend time in prison’ if he interferes with the 2020 post-election audit, after Garland announced on Friday that the Justice Department will look into whether any federal laws were broken – and claimed the state was employing ‘abnormal’ methods.
“Some jurisdictions, based on disinformation, have utilized abnormal post-election audit methodologies that may put the integrity of the voting process at risk and undermine public confidence in our democracy,” said Garland.
State Rep. Wendy Rogers pushed back, tweeting: “You will not touch Arizona ballots or machines unless you want to spend time in an Arizona prison,” adding “Maybe you should focus on stopping terrorism.”
You will not touch Arizona ballots or machines unless you want to spend time in an Arizona prison. Maybe you should focus on stopping terrorism. The Justice Department is one of the most corrupt institutions in the USA.https://t.co/Jl2pKNpfJR— Wendy Rogers (@WendyRogersAZ) June 11, 2021
The audit, conducted by Senate Republicans and authorized by Senate President Karen Fann, is the country’s longest-running active 2020 election review, according to NBC 12.
Garland did allude to a letter to Fann in May from the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.
The letter expressed concern that the audit leader’s plan to canvass door-to-door for voter information might amount to voter intimidation.
Fann responded that the plan had been scrapped.
According to Garland, audits like Arizona’s will face federal scrutiny, “to ensure they abide by federal statutory requirements to protect election records and avoid the intimidation of voters.”
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Original article posted by Tyler Durden at ZeroHedge. Title altered by Montana Daily Gazette.