October 5, 2022

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Arizona Senate could vote on contempt Monday: Here’s what to know

The feud amongst the Arizona Senate and the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors over lawmakers’ insistence that the county execute yet another hand rely of 2020 common election outcomeshas escalated in the past several months.

Now, the Senate could possibly get it even more.

The Senate, controlled by Republicans, has threatened to keep the supervisors, just about all Republicans, in contempt for not responding to subpoenas inquiring for copies of allthe county’s mail-in ballots and access to voting machines. The Senate wants to conduct its very own audit.

Some senators have even threatened to arrest the supervisors around the issue, and the overall body could vote on the the contempt resolution as early as Monday.

If the lawmakers goes in advance with this, it could be a first in Arizona record. No legislator interviewed could bear in mind the Senate at any time passing this kind of a resolution.

So, how did we get to this issue? What does this in fact signify?

It can be complex, and at situations convoluted. But here’s what we know: