Last March, the Arizona Senate subpoenaed the voting machines and all 2.1 million votes cast in Maricopa County in the 2020 election.
County officials turned everything over to the company hired to recount the votes and examine the machines. The head of the Florida-based technology company leading the Senate's election review, Cyber Ninjas, was a purveyor of unfounded election fraud claims, and was previously involved in an effort to overturn election results in Michigan.
The strange and prolonged "audit" resulted in nothing but abject embarrassment. It also cost Maricopa County taxpayers nearly $3 million to replace voting machines that officials said were now permanently tainted. The long-overdue review finally ground to a rocky halt last week. Meanwhile, in another fishing expedition, Arizona's Senate President Karen Fann (R) issued a second subpoena seeking local computer routers and internal logs.
On Monday, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jack Sellers (R) rejected Fann's demand in a scathing letter, saying: "It is now August of 2021. The election of November 2020 is over. If you haven’t figured out that the election in Maricopa County was free, fair, and accurate yet, I’m not sure you ever will." Sellers added: "The Board has real work to do and little time to entertain this adventure in never-never land. Please finish whatever it is that you are doing and release whatever it is you are going to release."