However, the county has not replied to a subpoena filed by Arizona Senate Govt. Committee Chair Senator Kelly Townsend on November 22. Senator Townsend’s subpoena asked comprehensive procedural questions and requested extensive records. Townsend demanded the records by Monday, November 28 at 9:30 a.m. According to the Arizona Republic, Townsend is a “election denier.”
“A recent state Senate subpoena delivered to Maricopa County officials seeks comprehensive information regarding Election Day difficulties, but it is unenforceable in the absence of a Senate vote.”
The subpoena, which Townsend provided to the The Republic, directs county officials to deliver physical copies of their responses to the state Senate by 9:30 a.m. November 28. It contains a list of 31 bullet points, each containing one or more questions, beginning with “precise locations of day-of voting places that faced difficulty with tabulators accepting votes” and ending with “reasons why the tallying machines couldn’t even process some votes.”
According to the county’s statement to the Arizona Attorney General, no voters had been disenfranchised, a reconciliation between both the amount of voters checked in and the amount of ballots submitted at each voting location in the county was accomplished, and the 170-vote difference isn’t substantial. The county also stated that practically all voters who switched from one voting site to another got their ballots counted.
The Hill says:
“The county confirmed the problems occurred at 43 of the county’s 223 voting centers on Sunday, while it claimed the number may reach as high as 63. Based on sworn testimony, the Lake campaign claimed in court that the amount was at least 118.”
“Election authorities have insisted that impacted voters could be staying in line until the problem was resolved, vote at another polling location, or put their ballot in a separate box for later tallying, known as “door 3.” According to Lake’s team, some voters who followed each of those options encountered problems.”
“According to county officials on Sunday, 206 persons attempted to vote at a backup site, and 122 of those were not thoroughly checked out. Poll workers distributed provisional ballots to those voters, and election officials eventually ruled that all but 13 of them should be counted.”
Maricopa County officials plan to certify the election at 8 a.m. Monday, ahead of Senator Townsend’s subpoena deadline.