(Worthy News) – The Biden Justice Department fired a warning shot Wednesday at the mostly Republican jurisdictions across the country currently conducting or considering undertaking post-election audits or recounts.
The DOJ issued new guidance on the federal laws that cover post-election audits, noting that the agency is “concerned” about state or local officials “using, or proposing to use, procedures that risk violating the Civil Rights Act.”
Twitter accounts tied to Arizona Senate audit suspended
Two Twitter accounts associated with the Arizona Senate’s audit of the Maricopa County 2020 election were suspended for violating the platform’s terms of usage.
The accounts @ArizonaAudit and @AuditWarRoom were suspended as of Tuesday. The accounts have operated since the start of the audit in late April. It is not immediately clear who runs the profiles.
Twitter said the accounts were permanently suspended for violating the platform’s rules on manipulation and spam, according to a company statement obtained by BuzzFeed. The company did not say when the suspensions took effect, however, it appears they occurred Tuesday afternoon.
The @ArizonaAudit account maintained nearly 100,000 followers before it was suspended, and it described itself as the official profile of the Senate liaison for the election recount, despite Senate audit liaison Ken Bennett’s past refusal to disclose who operated it. [ Source: Washington Examiner (Read More…) ]