In a close 3-2 vote, the Mohave County Supervisors vetoed a move to conduct a hand count during the 2024 election on Monday. State Senator Sonny Borrelli (R-Lake Havasu) told The Arizona Sun Times prior to the vote that there were enough votes to approve it, but after the supervisors received a threat to prosecute them from Democratic Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes at the last minute, one of the supervisors, Chair Travis Lingenfelter, switched his vote.
Borrelli said Lingenfelter is part of the powerful establishment in the county, with deep family roots in the area. “They all caved to a radical leftist attorney general’s abuse of authority,” he told The Sun Times. “I’m disappointed they didn’t have enough courage to stand up against the tyrannical left. If you don’t go along, we’ll put you in the Gulag.”
Progressive attorney Marc Elias, who is behind many of the lawsuits against local and state governments that have attempted to implement election integrity measures, posted on X, “Good, one less lawsuit my team needs to file.”
Kari Lake’s attorney Bryan Blehm, who was targeted by progressive attorneys with bar complaints and sanctions, responded to Elias, “Glad you said file. Did you need the Attorney General’s threats so you could avoid filing and thereby a loss?”Read the rest of the article at The Arizona Sun Times