Skip to comments.Judge Rules Arizona Legislature Must Disclose Ballot Audit Records to Newspaper
Posted on 12/02/2021 7:14:58 PM PST by yesthatjallen
Maricopa County Superior Court Judge John Hannah, who was appointed to the bench by former Gov. Janet Napolitano, ruled that the Arizona Senate must turn over records from the Maricopa County ballot audit to satisfy a public record request from The Arizona Republic. The newspaper and left-wing watchdog American Oversight have been engaged in litigation attempting to get records from the legislature and the contractor that conducted the audit, Cyber Ninjas.
Hannah said that while the legislature may keep conversations about legislation private, under “legislative privilege,” conversations about the audit are excluded. “This is not a confidential process,” Hannah said. “This is a highly, highly public process.” He said there is a legal presumption favoring disclosure which the Senate did not overcome.
However, Hannah said he was putting his ruling on hold to give the Arizona Court of Appeals and possibly the Arizona Supreme Court time to chime in.
Hannah previously ordered the Senate to turn over the documents in question to him for inspection. The documents include a string of text messages between Senate President Karen Fann (R-Prescott) and cybersecurity expert and retired Army Col. Phil Waldron, communications between Cyber Ninjas’ President Doug Logan and Senate liaison Randy Pullen, and draft contracts between the Senate and Cyber Ninjas, including mark-ups by Dr. Shiva Ayyudurai. There were also “inter-chamber communications” between Fann, State Reps. Leo Biasucci (R-Lake Havasu), Mark Finchem (R-Tucson) and State Sen. Sonny Borrelli (R-Prescott) from various stages of the audit.
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They get to keep legislative conversations and texts private (for now).
Another Democrat stooge-judge!
The Left won. Why would they want this information made public?
And the Leftist judge said okay?
The Inquisition (what a show)!
The Inquisition (here we go)!
We know you’re wishin’ it would go away;
But the Inquisition is here
And it’s here to stay!
I think the great Senate of Arizona should follow the example of Maricopa and just ignore the ruling.
Until at least January 2023 it is.
We better see some relief by then.
Unfortunately the judge has copies now. Some “clerk” will leak everything anyway.
Did I say clerk? Obviously I meant whistlblower.
I need an aspirin just trying to follow Arizona politics. In fact, make that two.
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“Maricopa County Superior Court Judge John Hannah, who was appointed to the bench by former Gov. Janet Napolitano, ruled that the Arizona Senate must turn over records from the Maricopa County ballot audit to satisfy a public record request from The Arizona Republic.”
What’s wrong with that? One would want the records as public as possible. I’m amazed that it’s leftards asking for the disclosure and the auditors opposing it.
Is releasing this data a bad thing? I don’t see a down side.
They should give the public extra records that would crush the left.
I hear you ya…
They want the records so they can see audit procedures to further bulletproof their vote-fraud machine.
Precisely. They’re unethical, immoral, amoral, soulless; they’re not about to let the moment pass. They feel it may be their last. We can only wish; but we know the devil isn’t going away just yet.
They want records of private conversations so they can fish for more victims for the J6 subpeona mixmaster.
Meanwhile, Arizona AG has done absolutely nothing in his
investigation”. He is running for Senator and doesn’t want to rock the boat.
I could see a Senate ad for him.
Vote for me and I shall do as good a job as Senator as I did for you as Attorney General...that is:
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