The email sent Wednesday by Jennifer Wright, an assistant attorney general supervising Brnovich’s election integrity unit, follows Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs asking the Republican attorney general on July 7 to examine possible election meddling by former President Donald Trump and his associates in the outcome of the 2020 presidential race.
"The (attorney general) has not received any information from your office regarding potential double voting in the 2018 or 2020 election," Wright wrote, according to a copy obtained by the Arizona Republic. “Notably, this is the first time in over a decade the AGO has received no referrals from the Secretary of State regarding double voting.”
Wright also wrote: “Additionally, please provide any and all records your office possesses related to potential violations of Arizona’s election laws."
Hobbs's office is expecting a review from a national organization that works with states to help distinguish potential double voting cases, a spokesperson for the secretary of state said on Friday. But the spokesperson added that the secretary of state was sending reports on Friday, which the report showed were related to correspondence recently revealed to the public about Trump allies reaching out to Maricopa County officials about the election.
Brnovich fired back at review from the U.S. Justice Department of the Arizona Senate's audit of the 2020 election in Maricopa County.
“Arizona will not sit back and let the Biden administration abuse its authority, refuse to uphold laws, or attempt to commandeer our state's sovereignty," Brnovich said in June.
So far, four examples of election fraud have been found and met with criminal charges in Arizona, two involving Democratic voters and two more involving Republican voters. There are less than 200 cases of possible voter fraud among the more than 3 million ballots cast in the 2020 contest in Arizona, according to an Associated Press report Friday.
The influence from Trump’s allies focused strongly on Maricopa County Supervisor Clint Hickman, a lifelong Republican who had been supportive of Trump’s presidential reelection campaign.
At the time, Hickman chaired the five-member Republican-controlled board, which oversees elections in the state’s most populous county. He let two phone calls from the White House switchboard, which attempted to attach him to Trump, go to voicemail.
Text messages and voicemails received by The Republic show multipronged efforts by Ward to halt Trump’s imminent loss to President Joe Biden in Arizona.