Arizona State Rep. Calls For Special Session After Subpoenas Went Ignored

( The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors in Arizona is fighting against an effort in the state to examine voting machines that were used in the country.

In response, state Representative Anthony Kern, a Republican, is doing some fighting of his own.

Last week, the state Senate Judiciary Committee in Arizona voted to seize voting machines produced by Dominion Voting Systems and to also issue subpoenas related to it. Those machines were used in Maricopa County’s presidential election. That county has the largest population in Arizona.

The Board of Supervisors, though, voted on Friday by a 4-1 count to sue the Senate committee rather than simply allowing Dominion’s machines to be examined.

Kern is now calling for a special session of the state legislature to address integrity of the election. The state representative told National File that those Republicans who have refused to back President Donald Trump in his battle “don’t have a spine.”

Trump’s presidential campaign continues to insist that there was widespread voter fraud in many key states in the presidential election. In addition to Arizona, the claims are against Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Nevada, Michigan and Georgia. Many lawsuits and challenges have been filed in these states seeking to either invalidate the results, a certain number of votes in those states or to examine voting machines.

In some of the affidavits that were filed with the lawsuits, there were witness statements that back up the claims of fraud. To this point, the Trump campaign hasn’t won favor in court over any of these suits, but that hasn’t stopped them from continuing to fight.

Kern attacked the decision by Maricopa County to go against the subpoenas “garbage.” He said:

“I think they’re not doing the right thing. If there are any concerns about any election fraud, they need to do the right thing and open the books, and allow the legislators, of which one I am, to do their job, and bring integrity to these elections.

“I don’t understand why they wouldn’t want to reach in and show transparency in their election. There is so much angst out there, and people are very upset. Our country is at stake, our state is at stake, and we need to do the right thing and put our political careers aside.

“People are out there saying we just need to move on. Move on from what, a fraudulent election? Come on, man, this is important. We don’t just move on from this.”

Kern took particular aim at the three Republicans — and one Democrat — who voted to not allow access to the various voting machines that are being questioned. He said:

“[Trump is] out there fighting for us as Americans and as Arizonans, and now where are we [Republicans] to help our president? It’s appalling to me that people don’t have a spine.”

The state representative even posted a video on Twitter that showed him lambasting Republicans who supported the president before the election but aren’t doing so now. In the video, he asked:

“Where are they now?”