The Republican legislature in the Terrible Sand Kingdom of Arizonastan has realized the error of their ways after Secretary of State Katie Hobbs used outside counsel to defend Arizona voters from lawsuits filed by the State Coup Klux Klan (and others) challenging Arizona’s election results.:
On Tuesday morning, the Arizona House Appropriations Committee stripped Secretary of State Katie Hobbs of her ability to defend election lawsuits. It gave the power exclusively to the Attorney General…
The provision restricting the Secretary of State ends on January 2, 2023, when a new Secretary of State is in office.
Totally not retaliating against Hobbs for doing her job.
Meanwhile, in Michigan:
In letters sent to the Cheboygan and Antrim county clerks last week, the office of Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said the county boards have “no authority” to order audits — and instructed election clerks not to provide access to unaccredited outside parties to conduct them.
“Interest in granting access to unqualified third parties to conduct a ‘forensic audit’ may stem from misplaced reliance on ongoing misinformation, which has been repeatedly, comprehensively, and definitively debunked,” wrote Jonathan Brater, director of the Michigan Bureau of Elections, in a letter to Cheboygan County Clerk Karen Brewster.
In a separate letter to all Michigan counties that use its equipment, Dominion warned that transferring machines to unaccredited auditors could void licensing agreements and render the equipment “unqualified for official use.”
The Stupid Coup is continuing.