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The Arizona attorney general is taking action in pressuring the Democrat Secretary of State Katie Hobbs to do her job.
Attorney General Mark Brnovich has demanded Hobbs provide him with information about potential illegal voting as has been done in the past but, for some reason, is not being done now, Yahoo News reported.
The email sent Wednesday by Jennifer Wright, an assistant attorney general overseeing Brnovich’s election integrity unit, follows Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs asking the Republican attorney general on July 7 to investigate possible election interference by former President Donald Trump and his allies in the aftermath of the 2020 presidential race.
“The (attorney general) has not received any information from your office regarding potential double voting in the 2018 or 2020 election,” it said. “Notably, this is the first time in over a decade the AGO has received no referrals from the Secretary of State regarding double voting.”
“Additionally, please provide any and all records your office possesses related to potential violations of Arizona’s election laws,” it said.
Hobbs’ office said that it is waiting for a national organization that helps to identify cases of double voting to give it a report.
And Brnovich hit back at the Biden administration, saying that he will not allow the Biden team to derail the Maricopa County, Arizona audit.
“Arizona will not sit back and let the Biden administration abuse its authority, refuse to uphold laws, or attempt to commandeer our state’s sovereignty,” he said in June.
And just this week Donald Trump said that Americans will be “shocked” when they discover what happened in Arizona.
He said that mainstream media outlets “are doing major disinformation to try and discredit the massive number of voter irregularities and fraud found in both Arizona and Georgia. When the real numbers are released people will be shocked.”
“Numbers will be released shortly, and they are extraordinarily big and highly determinative!” he added.
As for Hobbs, she said she did send information to the attorney general’s office on Friday, but it was not about catching voter fraud. It was about creating a case against Donald Trump and his allies.
Because if you are a Democrat and want to score political points quick, it appears that the playbook is to investigate Donald Trump.
It is what New York is doing and now the Democrat Arizona Secretary Of State Katie Hobbs has followed their lead, AZ Central reported.
This month she asked Attorney General Mark Brnovich, a Republican, to open a criminal investigation into whether Trump and his allies did anything to interfere with the election audit in Maricopa County.
She said that some communications “involve clear efforts to induce supervisors to refuse to comply with their duties,” which could be a violation of the state’s laws.
She mentioned The Arizona Republic’s reporting saying that there were voicemails text and text messages from the White House, Rudy Giuliani, and Kelli Ward, the Arizona Republican Party Chair, to the Republican members of the Board of Supervisors.
“The reporting also includes firsthand statements from the victims of this potential crime,” she said.
Brnovich did not immediately comment on Hobbs’ request, which was emailed directly to the attorney general shortly after 1 p.m.
Late Wednesday, Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., called on U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland to examine the possibility of “an extremely serious crime” in what Gallago called a “pressure campaign” exerted by the Trump campaign and party officials.
Their efforts “reflect a disturbing trend following the 2020 election of Trump advisors and allies, and even former President Trump himself, committing potential crimes to overturn the election,” Gallego wrote.
The U.S. Justice Department did not have an immediate response earlier Wednesday when asked whether it might look into the matter.
The issue gets murky because Hobbs is running for governor next year and is a Democrat and it is tough not to see the political overtones.
Attacking Trump and promising to imprison him could work well for any Democrat seeking to advance their careers, similar to the “lock her up” chants directed at Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election that never led to her even being charged with any crimes.