Arizona’s attorney general, Mark Brnovich (R), may not exactly be on board with the election audit that is currently being led by the state’s senate. But he just made it clear that he has not given up on investigating potential illegal voting that took place in the 2020 election, either.
The Washington Examiner reports that Brnovich’s office recently sent a letter to Arizona’s secretary of state, Katie Hobbs (D), asking the Democrat to provide any evidence she has regarding illegal voting — and criticizing her for not doing so.
“The first time in over a decade”
The letter was sent to Hobbs by Jennifer Wright, who is Arizona’s assistant attorney general. Brnovich currently has Wright overseeing his election integrity unit.
“The [attorney general] has not received any information from your office regarding potential double voting in the 2018 or 2020 election,” Wright reportedly wrote to Hobbs.
She went on: “Notably, this is the first time in over a decade the AGO has received no referrals from the Secretary of State regarding double voting.”
Wright’s letter to Hobbs came in response to a letter that the secretary had sent to Brnovich asking him to investigate possible interference in the 2020 presidential election by former President Donald Trump.
The allegation is that an ally of Trump pressured Maricopa County Election Supervisor Clint Hickman to stop counting votes, to delay certification of the votes, and to, instead, look into whether voting software incorrectly gave votes to Democrats.
In the letter to Hobbs, Wright asked the secretary to provide “any and all records” that she has “related to potential violations of Arizona’s election laws,” the Examiner reported.
Hobbs responded to Wright’s email on Friday via a spokesperson.
With regard to the request for evidence of double voting, Hobbs’ spokesperson said that the secretary of state is waiting for a report from a national organization that helps states to identify potential double voting cases.
The spokesperson did say, however, that the secretary of state is sending evidence regarding the alleged pressure campaign from Trump allies on Maricopa County officials during the 2020 election.
We’ll just have to wait and see where all of this goes.