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UPDATE 2200 EST. – From AZ State Senator Kelly Townsend
“Okay I have an update. It appears that this guy who tweeted about the situation (Data Guru) was not accurate. What this settlement is, is that the County Supervisors will give the Splunk logs and the routers over to a third party, a trusted source which is a former Congressman in Arizona, John Shadegg. Then cyber ninjas will be able to get everything that they want from him. So he is basically a caretaker of the data/ trusted 3rd party and we will still have access, so this is actually a win for us. We will have the information from both the routers and the splunk logs. I apologize for the blood pressure spike and let’s see what we get out of this.”
The Arizona Senate today settled with the Maricopa County Elections Board in a legal battle over the routers used during the 2020 election, among other issues. The Senate had asked AZ Attorney General Mark Brnovich to proceed with measures to withhold state funding from Maricopa County as prescribed by Arizona law for not complying with subpoenas issued by the Senate over election equipment and information requested.
Previously the county had refused to give anyone access to the data and equipment.
Next Friday the Senate will release the findings of the full forensic audit of Maricopa County 2020 election in a public hearing.
The press release on today’s settlement from AZ Senate Chairman Karen Fann is below (h/t Arizona Republicans Take Action Telegram Channel):