We The People AZ Alliance filed a new Special Action Complaint yesterday seeking a writ of mandamus ordering the Maricopa County Elections Department to produce public records relating to the inspection of all 2022 General Election Ballot Affidavit Envelopes, including mail-in, early voting, and late early ballot envelopes.
The lawsuit is signed off by We The People AZ co-founder and Maricopa County Republican Committee First-Vice Chair Shelby Busch.
This comes after We The People AZ sent a public records request to view these documents on April 5. According to the filing, "On April 10, 2023, the Public Records Custodian responded to Plaintiff WE THE PEOPLE's request by stating, 'pursuant to A.R.S. 16-168(F) and in the best interest of the state exception to the Public Records Act, the Recorder's Office is denying your request.'"
The Gateway Pundit recently reported that Maricopa County also refused to provide Kari Lake's legal team with these public records and gave the same response. This was despite the Arizona Supreme Court's recent order sending the erroneously dismissed signature verification fraud count in Kari Lake's lawsuit to overturn the rigged gubernatorial election back to the trial court for further review.