OPEN LETTER TO MARICOPA COUNTY from Stephen Richer, Maricopa County Recorder

Op Ed by Don Haggard

I find it incredibly strange that the Country Recorder is responding to the Maricopa Country Election Audit with a 38 page “Open Letter to Maricopa County” before the audit report has been released.  On the other hand, I think that tells you everything you need to know.  How do you think he knows what the report will say before it comes out?  Hum…

You can read it for yourself at the above link, but you already know its purpose.

Right in the very first line he declares “I didn’t want to be in the spotlight. Truly.”  Does one publish a 38 page report to the entire county in order to stay out of the spotlight?

Even if you do not have the details to know how much of the letter is false, I think everyone is smart enough to know this is a “deer in the headlights” desperate move.  You will recognize a lot of the language because he has often repeated it over recent months (very well orchestrated).

Everyone knows that he would be welcoming the audit report if indeed the 2020 election was “the most secure in American history.”  After all, that would give him a basis to exclaim to the world that a lot of time an money was wasted to prove what they already know!  But wait, on the contrary, he has done everything in his power to stop, hinder, discredit and/or interfere with the audit.  Again…  Hum…

Then, there are the two “Logic and Accuracy Tests” performed by the MCBOS and called audits to this day.  And, while repeating that ignorance for months, they have the audacity to try to convince the public that it is the audit team who does not know what they are doing.

The organizations performing the “Logic and Accuracy Tests” were not even certified to do so when they performed them.  Those tests are apparently not very trustworthy.  The SOS claimed new machines had to be purchased because the “certification” of audited machines would not be sufficient to use them in another election.

This audit was the very first of its kind.  There is no other to which it can be compared.  Fifteen plus states sent delegates to tour the audit and learn more about it.  Every one of those delegates were totally amazed, especially the military people who had never seen anything like it.  They returned to their states to insist that an “Arizona Style Audit” be performed in their states.  That is why it became known as “America’s Audit.”  Every member of the audit team is experienced and skilled far far above any of those certifying election equipment.  There is NO comparison.  As one with an extensive career in computers of many sizes and types, I can make that statement with certainty.

Why do you think the MCBOS did everything in their power to delay, to stop, to discredit, to inflame the public and even in contempt of court and contempt of the citizens of Maricopa County withheld items under subpoena by the courts?  Is it because the 2020 election was “the most secure in American history?”  Even when faced with the removal of $61 Million in funding, they have not turned over those items.  I would imagine the citizens of Maricopa County will not be happy about that.  Again…  Hum…

I assume 4 months in jail will be the next step to attempt compliance.  Personally, I think it is time to go in with authorities to take the items so the audit can be completed.

If you really want to read that letter after all that I have given you to consider, I would suggest you do so at night when you need to go to sleep.  It is the one place he has achieved his goal to make the “Maricopa County Recorder’s Office Boring Again.”

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