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August 22, 2021

Court rules Arizona Senate must release election audit documents

The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled that the leading contractor of Arizona’s audit of the Maricopa County 2020 election results must turn over documents related to the effort.

The watchdog group American Oversight had been involved in a legal fight with Arizona’s Senate over the public release of the documents, according to the Associated Press.

“The Senate defendants, as officers and a public body under the (records law), have a duty to maintain and produce public records related to their official duties,” the judges wrote. “This includes the public records created in connection with the audit of a separate governmental agency, authorized by the legislative branch of state government and performed by the Senate’s agents.”

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