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Maricopa County Announces It Will Replace All 2020 Voting Machines, Says Security 'Has Been Compromised'

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors in Arizona announced on Monday that it will replace all of its voting machines used in the 2020 presidential election following its audit.

“Today, Maricopa County responded to Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs’ May 20, 2021 letter, in which she informed the County it should never again use the subpoenaed tabulation equipment that was compromised by the Arizona Senate,” the county said in a statement.

“The voters of Maricopa County can rest assured, the County will never use equipment that could pose a risk to free and fair elections.”

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“The County recognizes Secretary Hobbs’ authority under A.R.S. § 16-442 to certify equipment for use in Arizona’s elections. As a result, the County will not use the subpoenaed equipment in any future elections,” the board added.

The concerns related to election equipment were noted in February, the county said.

“Maricopa County noted this potential risk in February when it asked the court for guidance on the Senate subpoenas,” the board said in a statement. “Since then, the County has implemented back up plans that include acquiring new tabulation equipment for the March and May jurisdictional elections in 2021.”

The county expects to have new equipment in place in time for the November 2021 election.

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“With the backup equipment and the other certified tabulation equipment not subpoenaed, the Board of Supervisors, Elections Department and Recorder’s Office are working with our current vendor to replace the subpoenaed equipment so we will be able to serve voters for the November 2021 election,” the board said.

Democrats who opposed the audit and use of the firm Cyber Ninjas claim the information could have been compromised. Many Republicans have instead argued the Dominion Voting System machines were at fault.

The Arizona Senate has still not received voting machine server information or passwords.

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Some conservatives argue Arizona’s Democratic secretary of state is attempting to remove evidence prior to the expected August audit report.

The county’s statement comes in response to a letter from Hobbs advising the county to replace its voting machines over possible compromise.

Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel responded to the letter on Monday.

“The Board shares your concerns,” Adel said. “It also recognizes your authority as Arizona’s Chief Election Officer to determine what equipment is acceptable for use in Arizona’s elections, as provided byA.R.S. § 16-442.”

It concluded, “Accordingly, I write to notify you that Maricopa County will not use the subpoenaed election equipment in any future election.”

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The statement comes as Maricopa County recently completed its 2020 presidential election audit.

The November election was won by now-President Joe Biden by about 10,000 votes in Arizona, but former President Donald Trump has disputed that result.

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Dillon Burroughs reports on breaking news for The Western Journal and is the author or co-author of numerous books.
Dillon Burroughs reports on breaking news for The Western Journal and is the author or co-author of numerous books. He holds degrees in communications and religion, and serves as co-host of the nationally syndicated radio program “A View from the Wall.” An accomplished endurance athlete, Burroughs has also completed numerous ultramarathons. He lives in Tennessee with his wife and three children.




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