On Thursday, May 27, the Arizona Superior Court in Maricopa County set a briefing schedule and scheduled oral argument for July 7, at 1:30 MST, in American Oversight’s public records lawsuit.
“The transparency the Senate promised is coming, even if they insist on fighting over it,” said Austin Evers, executive director at American Oversight. “The audit’s claims about its findings and integrity will be measured against the documents we receive, and its methods, backers, and intent will come to light.”
An initial hearing is scheduled for this Thursday, May 27, in American Oversight’s public records suit against the Arizona Senate. The lawsuit, filed on May 19, seeks the release of key documents related to the Arizona Senate’s audit of ballots cast in Maricopa County.
“With the audit resuming this week, it is even more essential that the public gets answers about what exactly the Senate and its agents like Cyber Ninjas are doing and why,” said Austin Evers, executive director of American Oversight. “The Senate has done everything within its power to shield this partisan audit from scrutiny, but transparency is coming.”
The hearing on May 27, known as a return hearing, will take place virtually at 10 a.m. MST and is expected to set a schedule for the next stage of the litigation.
American Oversight’s litigation aims to provide the public with urgently needed answers to determine if the audit is intended to return legitimate results through a secure and honest process or to serve political ends.
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