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Posted on: May 4, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Board Joins Recorder in Response to Attorney General’s Interim Election Report

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Maricopa County leaders are correcting the record about the 2020 election yet again.  This time, it was the state’s top prosecutor who needed a fact check.  

The Board of Supervisors voted today to join Recorder Stephen Richer in sending a letter to Attorney General Mark Brnovich that details how his April 6 report “omitted pertinent information, misrepresented facts, and cited distorted data” to sow doubt in county election processes, equipment, and staff.


“The Attorney General’s April 6 ‘interim report’ (as if that’s a normal prosecutorial thing) and his subsequent remarks on Steve Bannon’s program are remarkable departures for the man who eight days after the election said on Fox News that the election obviously wasn’t stolen, the man who chose not to file a lawsuit in the aftermath of the election, and the man who said the issue with Sharpies was ‘overblown,’” said Recorder Richer.  “If he wants to play politics and lie about the 2020 election, fine, he’ll join a long list other candidates who lie in public and then in private mock the stolen election theory. But he shouldn’t do this with the powers of the state, especially the prosecutorial power.  That’s wrong on so many levels.”

“I appreciate the Recorder’s leadership in sending a strong message to the Attorney General.  The AG’s report was inaccurate and out of line, and it was important to me that we point out those falsehoods and share facts with voters,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Bill Gates, District 3.  “As I’ve said before, the attempt to undermine democratic elections puts at risk everything else we take for granted in a free country, and I will not stand for it.”

Residents looking for accurate election information from the Maricopa County Elections Department can find it at

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