BREAKING: Arizona judge allows election audit to continue

April 27, 2021

An Arizona court declined to issue an order restraining the audit of more than two million ballots in Phoenix this afternoon.

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Daniel Martin said he would not extend a temporary restraining order that would have halted the audit on Friday had Arizona Democrats posted a $1 million bond.

“I think this was a very productive and useful hearing. I still have some thinking to do about the requested relief from the plaintiffs. I will do that between now and tomorrow morning,” Martin said.

Defendants asked the judge not to stop the audit, alleging Democrats lacked standing to bring the case and arguing that since the audit was already underway, it should be allowed to continue. The defendants also asserted Democrats failed to show any actual “injury” as a result of the audit.

Democrats last week filed a last-minute lawsuit seeking to block the audit in Maricopa County, hours before the audit was slated to start. They claimed the audit failed to follow proper procedures.

Judge Martin expressed some concerns regarding the audit, saying “I’m not persuaded that rights of voters in Maricopa County are being protected.” But ultimately, he sided with the Senate Republicans and auditing firm but kept open the possibility of changing his mind at the next hearing, which will take place on Wednesday.

The next hearing will also include oral arguments on a motion by Cyber Ninjas to keep some of its submissions under warps. The company argues the court filings contain sensitive trade secrets relating to its auditing process.

Martin also granted motions to intervene by Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, a Democrat who opposes the audit, and the First Amendment Coalition of Arizona, a nonprofit that represents journalists and is represented by Perkins Coie.

Categories: Election, News

5 replies »

  1. When all is said and ballots are recounted what matters is this ” Election was stolen due to fraud, what to do with those sitting in the oval office and those democrats in the house and senate, since this is seriously the first time in our nations history that an election was so clearly stolen what is the procedure to correct a wrong? here’s an idea: put President Trump back in office, have the military arrest all democrats and guilty republicans …put them all in Gitmo without any amenities just a sink, bed and toilet, a TV screen that plays Trumps speeches 24/7.
    Note: secure all the wealth these people gained via insider trading, include houses, boats, cars, all property owned to pay down the debt, give back to the people, invest in our military & law enforcement etc.

  2. The idea that an audit endangers the privacy of voters is absurd. Everyone knows who actual registered voters are. It is public information. The judge seems unaware of that. His statement seems more inclined to protect unregistered voters…who voted.

  3. all Republican challenges to elections across this country were all dismissed for… “no Standing”
    Yet, here we have The State, Journalists, and Democrats all allowed “standing”…

    Taxation without Representation….
    Redress of grievances…

    Just a couple reasons We,The People killed our last government.

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