Arizona AG Mark Brnovich has finally come out with an interim report delivered to Karen Fann. In the letter to Fann, Brnovich said:
“The EIU’s review has uncovered instances of election fraud by individuals who have been or will be prosecuted for various elections crimes.”
“We can report that there are problematic system-wide issues that relate to early ballot handling and verification.”
People will actually be prosecuted? I don’t trust Brnovich and I wonder if the prosecutions, he is talking about are just voters who voted illegally or multiple times or is talking about the ballot harvesters and Katie Dunn? Getting illegal voters is good, but in order to save our elections, we need to prosecute those who break election laws that contribute sometimes hundreds of thousands of votes. And remember, Brnovich said nothing at all about the ballot harvesting.
The report reveals that “between 100,000 and 200,000 ballots were transported without a proper chain of custody,” and signature verification standards were greatly decreased in the 2020 election. The Attorney General concluded that “Maricopa County failed to follow the EPM procedures when transporting 20% of the early ballots from drop box locations to MCTEC.”
The Attorney General alleges that 381 out of 1,895 Early Voting Ballot Transport Statements were missing required information such as ballot counts, audit signatures, courrier signatures, election department receiver signals, and documentation of security seals.
This is inconsistent with the Verity Vote investigation findings, which used public records requests for all ballot box retrieval and chain of custody forms utilized in Maricopa County during the 2020 General Election. This investigation found that Maricopa County failed to record the number of ballots on 1,514 out of 1,895 unique EVBTS and failed to record signatures on 48 of these documents.
Regarding signature verification standards, the report states, “the early ballot affidavit signature verification system in Arizona, and particularly when applied to Maricopa County, may be insufficient to guard against abuse.”
I just dropped off our initial review of the 2020 election audit to President Fann.
We can report that there are problematic system-wide issues that relate to early ballot handling and verification. https://t.co/Pgogo9A7uO
— Mark Brnovich (@GeneralBrnovich) April 6, 2022
It was noted that the verification of signatures was done poorly and they spent just 4.6 seconds per signature and that includes the time to call it up. That number is literally impossible with over 206,000 votes being checked. They were just letting them go through without checking in my opinion.