Joe Biden’s Attorney General has just issued a threat to anyone who supports election integrity.
Merrick Garland has threatened prison time for the organizers of “election forensic audits.”
We can only assume that this means the Biden regime is targeting Arizona.
But that’s not all…
They’re also targeting the 10+ states that have signaled that they also want election forensic audits.
These states include Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, and many more.
Anyone organizing an election forensic audit could face up to 1 year in prison for each charge AND a $1,000 fine.
Arizona’s Attorney General Mark Brnovich is fighting back.
Watch Brnovich’s statement on Merrick’s threat below:
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Want to read the “guidance” from the U.S. Department of Justice?
CNN has published the entire PDF on its website.
CNN confirms the penalties for anyone organizing a forensic audit:
There are federal criminal penalties attached to willful failures to comply with the retention and preservation requirements of the Civil Rights Act. First, Section 301 itself makes it a federal crime for “[a]ny officer of election” or “custodian” of election records to willfully fail to comply with the retention and preservation requirements. 52 U.S.C. § 20701. Second, Section 302 provides that any “person, whether or not an officer of election or custodian, who willfully steals, destroys, conceals, mutilates, or alters any record or paper” covered by Section 301’s retention and preservation requirement is subject to federal criminal penalties. Id. § 20702. Violators of either section can face fines of up to $1000 and imprisonment of up to one year for each violation.
We don’t know about you, but it us it looks like the Biden administration is scared.
If they have nothing to hide, then why are they so against the audits?
After all, if the audits are inaccurate, then the Biden regime can simply debunk them or prove them wrong…
Unless they know that the audits are uncovering the truth!
What happened to our federalist system?
The states have power!
It appears as though Biden’s federal government is overreaching its authority!
If a state wants to investigate its OWN election for election integrity, it certainly has the right to do so!
Remember, the United States Constitution itself expressly gives states full rights on how to conduct their elections.
So why is Biden’s administration trying to interfere?
The National File confirms:
In a document the Biden regime Department of Justice is calling “guidance“, the agency repeats the often-mocked declaration that “The November 3rd election was the most secure in American history” and chastises supporters of election integrity for demanding “an unusual second round of examinations” in states with reports of widespread voter fraud. The agency then suggests these audits could violate the Civil Rights Act of 1960.
“There are federal or criminal penalties attached,” the Department of Justice asserts. They claim that those who arrange forensic audits of the 2020 election “can face fines of up to $1,000 and imprisonment of up to one year for each violation.” Then, their intimidating document suggests that these audits represent “intimidation”.
“The Attorney General is authorized to file a civil action seeking preventative relief” against those who organize election audits, the “guidance” explains. “Judicial decisions have established that voter intimidation need not involve physical threats,” the “guidance” continues.
Arizona Rep. Mark Finchem, who is now running for Arizona Secretary of State to replace radical left wing Katie Hobbs, recently warned Biden administration Attorney General Merrick Garland against sending enforcers to the state of Arizona. “I got news for Merrick Garland, there’s this little thing called the Constitution,” said Finchem. “Article I, section IV, the times places and manner of holding election for senators and representatives… it is the legislature that has responsibility for nominating and naming the electors for President.”
Finchem added, “I would advise Merrick Garland and his team of thugs that now occupy the Department of Justice: Tread very lightly. Our attorney general, I spoke with their representative this morning, I’m not going to put him on the hook for anything, but you’re going to walk into a very surprising reception if you try to do anything in this state that interferes with legislative authority in handling our elections. Hard stop.”
Will this prevent other states from doing their own audits?
Or do you think the states will ignore the “guidance” from the Biden regime?