Fatally Flawed: The Pursuit of Justice in a Suspicious Election
(AUDITAZ/AUDITUSA) investigator John Brakey and Jim March of Blackbox Voting learned first-hand of attempts by the Pima Elections Division to hide, alter and suppress elections evidence. The Pima Elections Division electronically manipulated existing database files, lost evidence containing an 'untainted' version of these files and illegally gained possession of the files during litigation.
This film allows you watch events as they unfold through the eyes of seasoned lawyer and activist Bill Risner. It quickly becomes evident that what initially appeared to be a public mandate to expand the city's roads was actually a top down mandate to run roughshod over the City of Tucson. At every step of the way, citizens seeking answers are met with resistance from election facilitators, local politicians and the state's attorney general. The County's bizarre behavior in the lawsuit and new evidence of wrongdoing on the part of elections division personnel led to an equally suspicious, deeply flawed investigation by the Arizona Attorney General. This investigation culminated in a recount that lacked a forensic inspection of the ballots any meaningful comparison historic numbers generated by precinct.
You'll catch a unique glance at the unsettling relationships that exist between the various branches of state government unified by their common goal of evading justice. Elected officials charged with oversight of the elections division refused to look into the problems with the county's elections. Bureaucrats handling the election were suspects in the case, but that didn't stand in the way with them having a prominent role in the Attorney General's investigation. All of these shenanigans became evidence in a lawsuit by the Pima County Democratic party for the release of database records. After the data was finally released and events consistent with tampering were discovered, a long judicial pursuit attempting to restore the integrity of elections in Pima County culminated in an appellate court ruling in favor of prospective relief. This meant the courts can intervene when existing election laws and enforcement of existing election laws fail to protect the integrity of elections. Why won't Pima County comply with this ruling?