It’s just being reported that a judge in Maricopa County has temporarily halted the forensic audit of the 2020 election until Monday:
JUST IN – Maricopa judge orders a temporary halt to the Arizona forensic election audit until Monday, due to a last-minute lawsuit by the Arizona Democratic Party and County Supervisor citing “security issues.”
— Disclose.tv 🚨 (@disclosetv) April 23, 2021
DC EXAMINER – Arizona Democrats scored a victory as a judge ordered a temporary pause of a GOP-led state Senate audit of the 2020 election in Maricopa County, Arizona, that was to begin on Friday.
Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Christopher Coury ruled that the review of voting machines and 2.1 million ballots, which has the backing of former President Donald Trump, should be put on hold at 5 p.m. local time until Monday at noon, allowing the Republicans to have time to appeal.
The plaintiffs who filed the suit on Thursday, including the Arizona Democratic Party and Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Gallardo, have to provide a $1 million bond to protect the audit team from financial losses.
In making his ruling, Coury noted, in part, local reporting that raised security concerns about the venue for the audit, which is the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix. Earlier in the day, Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs cited that reporting in asking the Arizona attorney general to investigate whether there were any violations of state law.
Venues? Seriously? Democrats are really grasping at straws here.
Also, and just to make this point, whether this audit has the backing or not of Trump is irrelevant to the story. I’m not sure why DC Examiner felt the need to throw that in. This is really about Democrats who clearly don’t want the truth to come out about the 2020 election and are doing everything they can to try and stop this state Senate audit from happening.
Thankfully this is only a temporary halt and I hope it does resume on Monday with the judge’s blessing. We’ll keep you posted.
UPDATE: Here’s Trump’s statement released before the judge had ruled:
ARTICLE SOURCE: newsthud.com