A US House Committee for Oversight and Reform hearing on the AZ election broke after Maricopa County election officials confessed that they deleted election data before the audit after receiving a legal subpoena from the AZ Senate.
Maricopa County Supervisors Jack Sellers and Bill Gates, David Becker of the Center for Election Innovation and Research, Gowri Ramachandran of the Brennan Center for Justice, and Arizona Senate audit liaison Ken Bennett showed up in front of the committee.
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Rep. Andy Biggs examined Maricopa County Vice Chairman Bill Gates about the data deletion in the materials turned over to the AZ auditors.
“Is it standard practice to delete files off a server after an election, Mr. Bennett?” Biggs asked.
“I hope not,” Bennett responded.
“So, Mr. Gates, will you agree with that?” Biggs asked again.
I would say that is it appropriate to maintain files, and that’s exactly what we did,” Gates replied. “We deleted, the deleted files had been discussed, they were archived.”
“So, so you admit that you guys did delete, Maricopa County did delete files off the server after the election?” Biggs asked.
“That were – that are archived,” Gates responded.
“Yeah, and so when you released these servers and this information to the auditors to begin with, they did not have access to those archived files, at first, is that fair to say?” Biggs continued.
“They did not subpoena those,” Gates replied. “That’s correct.”
Biggs laughed and said: “So, you didn’t feel obligated to turn that over then to them?”
“We responded to the subpoena,” Gates said.
“Okay, Mr. Bennett, your response to that?” Biggs asked.
AZ Senate audit liaison Ken Bennett answered with indignance.
“I find it frankly laughable to suggest that a county in response to a subpoena could say we will delete files from the hard drives and the materials we give to the auditors because we have those files archived on data that we did not give to the auditors when the subpoena said ‘turn over all materials related to the election,’” Bennett said.
Rep Jamie Raskin and Rep Biggs were conflicted about the audit results. Raskin stated he couldn’t understand why AZ representatives challenged “the result by which they were elected.”
Raksin also asked Biggs if he would accept the audit result that showed Biden won by even more votes than the official tally.
“That is not what the audit concluded, Mr. Raskin. You know better than that,” Biggs responded. “Have you read the whole audit, or are you cherry-picking the line which talks about the recount versus the tabulation machines?”
“Well, who won the election is my question, Mr. Biggs? I’m happy to yield to you for that. Who won the election in Arizona, Donald Trump or Joe Biden?” Raskin asked.
“We don’t know because, as the audit demonstrates very clearly, Mr. Raskin, there are a lot of issues with this election that took place,” Biggs replied.
“Speaking of the big lie, you can continue to perpetuate it as long as you want,” Biggs said.
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This May, AZ State Senate President Karen Fann summoned Maricopa County election officials to meet the next week to resolve the irregularities in the election audit uncovered so far.
“We have recently discovered that the entire ‘Database’ directory from the D drive of the machine ‘EMSPrimary’ has been deleted,” Fann wrote to Jack Sellers, chair of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, on Wednesday.
“This removes election-related details that appear to have been covered by the subpoena.”
“This suggests that the main database for all election-related data for the November 2020 General Election has been removed,” Fann continued. “Can you please advise as to why these folders were deleted and whether there are any backups that may contain the deleted folders?”
In May, Fann also invited the election officials to come to AZ State Capitol to address the missing EMS files and other problems “without recourse to additional subpoenas or other compulsory process.”
It seems that Congressional testimony showed that Maricopa County was misleading voters. The data was deleted and moved to an archive to stop transparency to the duly elected AZ Senate.
Donald Trump earlier weighed in on the “devastating” findings alleged in the letter.
“A devastating letter written by Arizona Senate President Karen Fann on voting irregularities, and probably fraud, in Maricopa County during the 2020 Presidential Election, Trump wrote. “Even the database was illegally deleted after the subpoena to produce the information. Senate President Fann has invited Maricopa County officials to a public hearing on May 18 to allow them the opportunity to try to explain what happened to the missing databases, ballots, and other significant issues.”
“The Fake News and Lamestream Media are doing everything they can not cover this major story,” Trump continued. “They just refuse to talk or report about it. They don’t want the United States or World to see what is going on with our corrupt, third-world election.”