The Attorney General of Arizona Mark Brinovich sent a letter to US Attorney General Merrick B. Garland after his comments about the Arizona ballot audit.
“Late last week, you made troubling comments about the ongoing efforts in states to censure election integrity. Your statement displayed an alarming disdain for state sovereignty,” wrote Brinovich.
Previously, Garland announced that the Justice Department will scrutinize election audits to make sure they “abide by federal requirement.” Garland said that the audits are based on disinformation and that they are using “abnormal post-election audit methodologies that may put the integrity of the voting process at risk and undermine public confidence in our democracy.”
That is disinformation, a judge is overseeing the audit and approved of the method used to conduct the audit.
In his letter, Brnovich noted that the State’s Senate has the authority to conduct any review is wishes.
“My office is not amused by the DOJ’s posturing and will not tolerate any effort to undermine or interfere with our State Senate’s audit to reassure Arizonans of the accuracy of our elections,” Brnovich wrote.
“We stand ready to defend federalism and state sovereignty against any partisan attacks or federal overreach. … Arizona will not sit back and let the Biden administration abuse its authority, refuse to uphold laws, or attempt to commandeer our state’s sovereignty.”
The hand count review of ballots is almost done, meanwhile Republicans in Fulton County, Georgia are preparing a review of all absentee ballots cast in the November election. Just like in Arizona, auditors are working with the courts to put an accurate audit method together.