The Arizona state Senate just passed a bill that would allow the state legislature to subpoena critical elections records, paving the way for a closer look into some of the most contested data amid the messy fallout of the 2020 election.
Senate Bill 1408 passed 16-14 cleanly along party lines with Republicans forming the affirming vote, according to the Arizona Mirror.
If the bill is ultimately signed into law, it would force officials in Maricopa County to hand over documents and information they have been so far refusing to provide to the state legislature in an ongoing legal battle, including those pesky voting machines themselves.
In December, the GOP-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee issued subpoenas to the county to turn over all voting machines and ballots, but the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, also controlled by Republicans, refused to comply.
Instead, they filed a court complaint, claiming the committee had no