Arizona Legal professional Basic: No proof of widespread voter deaths in 2020

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Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich (R) told State Senate President Karen Fann (R) in a letter on Monday that his office has closed the criminal investigation into widespread allegations against people. die vote in the 2020 election.

Brnovich and his office have been investigating numerous claims of voter deaths in the election, including some that were turned over to state prosecutors last September after the Cyber ​​Ninjas company had Florida-based completed a review of 2.1 million ballots in Maricopa County. Fann and members of the GOP-controlled Senate kicked off a ballot review after President Donald Trump narrowly lost the 2020 election.

Brnovich’s office spent months looking into allegations that 282 people died before October 5, 2020, voted in the November 3 general election, his letter said. Only one person has died, he wrote.

“After hundreds of hours of reviewing these allegations, our investigators were able to determine that only one of the 282 individuals on the list had passed away at election time,” he wrote.

Others are alive and identified as current voters.

“Our officers investigated all the individuals that Cyber ​​Ninjas reported as dead and many were surprised to learn they were presumed dead,” he wrote.

A spokesperson for Cyber ​​Ninjas and Fann did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Brnovich writes that his integrity constituency also received reports of hundreds of dead voters from other sources. A separate report filed with the attorney general’s office failed to distinguish between deceased voters and deceased registrants.

“Again, these claims have been thoroughly investigated and lead to only a handful of potential cases,” the letter read. “Some people are so absurd that the name and date of birth don’t even match the deceased, and others include the date of death after the election.”

Although he supported the power of the state Senate to review ballots, the allegations of “popular deceased voters from the Senate Audit and other complaints … were insufficient and not authenticated.”

Brnovich’s letter comes a day before the Arizona primaries, where he is competing for the Republican nomination to the US Senate. Trump, who does not support him, has criticized him for not doing enough to get to the bottom of his baseless allegations of widespread fraud which he claims led to his loss. ta.

Brnovich testified to the 2020 election results and later blamed Trump’s defeat on unpopularity. Brnovich’s GOP opponents have accused him of manipulating his investigation to try to sympathize with Trump supporters. Brnovich insists that it will take him as long as his office needs to investigate.

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