Speculation On the Maricopa Audit
AZ Vice Chair Pam Kirby's tweet tonight (several posts prior ⬆️ ) is very telling. Kirby said the Maricopa Board of Supervisors should assume the auditors have what they need. Her comments suggest that the Senate's requests are merely an opportunity for the Board of Supervisors to get on the right side of this issue.
Somehow, they got the information they needed. Now, they're offering the Board of Supervisors one last chance. One last chance for what? To avoid criminal prosecution?
The Board of Supervisors doesn't want to disclose any more information. That's why they had sheriff Penzone write his letter about the routers. But if the Board doesn't provide the items mentioned in the subpoena, they face legal problems.
The auditors and the Senate are in the driver's seat. They don't need the passwords. They know why the county doesn't have them. The County admitted that Dominion serves as the admin for the equipment.
If, as Kirby's tweet impies, they have the information they were looking for, then they don't need the routers, either.
The requests for passwords and routers are for the sake of optics. They want the public to know the Board of Supervisors was given an opportunity to come clean. (Notice that the requests and replies are immediately made public.)
Continued attempts by the Board of Supervisors to hide election data, the media's attempts to discredit the audit, and the DOJ's threat to interfere in the audit all point to the Senate being in control of the process.
Judging by the tone and content of messaging by the Senate leadership, it seems they already have enough information to know the likely outcome of the audit.