TUCSON – On Tuesday, Pima County Supervisors Ally Miller and Steve Christy voted against a canvass of the results of the November 3, 2020 General Election.
Arizona statute §16-642(A) requires the boards of supervisors of each county holding an election to meet and canvass the election not less than six nor more than twenty days following the election.
“The two supervisors cited concerns that the certification of results will be part of a larger pool of certifications coming out of the state of Arizona and across the country of an election in which instances of fraud have been alleged,” according to Supervisor Miller’s Youtube video of the discussion and vote.
Supervisor Miller referred to the situation in Maricopa County, where multiple lawsuits are winding their way through the courts, as an example of issues surrounding the handling of the 2020 General Election.
Asking questions of Pima County Elections director Brad Nelson, Miller “set an example for our elected leaders across the state,” said Pima County resident John Backer.
“I would like to just add to the comments that Supervisor Miller, that she uncovered during her questioning,” said Christy. “And just say that ordinarily the canvass of election results would be a routine element of administrative action and procedure and housekeeping by this board. It is unfortunately apparent that this year’s election process is by no means routine. The canvass of Pima County’s election results is part of a statewide canvass, that is in turn apart of a nationwide canvass certification of what many would like to consider as final and decisive voting results. I can not in good conscience confidently state that final voting tabulations are final and decisive. There is too much evidence that there is at best statewide and national irregularities and at worst an outright voter fraud. I would be derelict in my duty to vote to certify the canvassing of any votes at any level. The charges of voter fraud throughout the election process must be addressed as Supervisor Miller alluded to and investigated the claims of such voting illegalities are too far and wide and deep to be ignored. Until assurances are given to all voters that there was no fraud, I will not approve Pima County’s canvass and I will vote against it accordingly. Until this controversy is settled by all entities involved, I must vote against this canvass and I am insisting there be at very least that all ballots go through a hand recount and/or a forensic audit.”