This comes as votes are still reportedly being counted ELEVEN DAYS after Election Day.
Posted BY: Jamie White
A leaked phone call surrounding Arizona’s botched midterm vote count reveals a massive breakdown of trust between the Kari Lake campaign and Maricopa County.
Attorneys for Lake’s campaign and the Republican National Committee spoke by phone Monday to Maricopa County lawyer Tom Liddy to ask questions about voting problems on Election Day and the timely release of information before the call went south.
In the leaked portion of the call, RNC attorney Benjamin Mehr stressed the need for rapid answers by Tom Liddy, a lifelong Republican who heads the county’s office for civil litigation, claiming the purpose of the call was “for us to be able to say that Tom Liddy is giving us good information.”
“And that’s one thing that’s in your control, and we would really appreciate it,” Mehr told him.
Liddy fired back with expletives and accused Mehr of “threatening” him.
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“Guess what? Let me educate you,” Liddy said, according to the video recording. “I cannot control what you say. Okay? You can say whatever you want to say. I can’t control that. Now, if you’re not happy working with me…then we’ll just stop. I don’t give a s—.”
Mehr clarified that Liddy’s assertions are “the opposite” of what he’s asking and that he just wants accurate information.
“No, Tom, that’s the opposite of what I’m saying. I want to work with you. I want to get the right information. I don’t want disinformation out there. That is what I’m looking for,” Mehr said.
“I’m not saying you’re giving me bad information,” he added. “I’m just saying we’re getting a lot of information and we want to make sure what we’re getting is accurate.”
Liddy then accused Mehr of “threatening” him.
“You sound like you’re threatening me,” he said.
Mehr responded: “I’m definitely not threatening you, and I promise that.”
Liddy continued: “If I don’t get these answers to you quickly, you’re not going to be able to tell the crazy people that I’ve been helpful. I don’t give a f—. Is that clear enough?”
“Yes Tom, and I want to promise you I’m not threatening you,” Mehr responded. “I’m just saying what I’m worried about.”
Liddy shot back, “I don’t care.”
Lake’s campaign adviser Caroline Wren explained that they had been trying to get to the bottom of several issues with Maricopa County officials, including why voting machines only had issues on Election Day and not during the early voting process.