A county spokesperson. says there’s the possibility of criminal investigation in connection to an attempted break-in of a warehouse used by Maricopa County’s election department.
“The fact is, these individuals were dumpster diving on Maricopa County property,” Gilbertson said. “Security footage shows they attempted to break into the warehouse entrance of the Elections Department on Saturday with a board from the dumpster. Maricopa County plans to follow up with law enforcement about these activities.”
Burk’s assertions that the shredded ballots were connected to the 2020 General Election were immediately disputed by Gilbertson.
“Maricopa County has not, and would never destroy voted ballots until legally authorized to do so after the 24-month retention period,” Gilbertson said, adding that official ballots are stored in a vault, not the warehouse. “The vault is under the watch of a 24-7 camera.”Later in the day, a mysterious fire broke out at one of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors’ farms. It is unknown if the incident is related to the county’s 2020 Election ballots:
According to AZCentral:
Two barns were destroyed and an estimated 165,000 hens died Saturday in a fire at the Hickman’s Family Farms location in Arlington, about an hour west of Phoenix, according to officials.
Firefighters responded to a report of the fire at the farm around 1 p.m. and were able to contain the second-alarm fire by about 4 p.m., said Sarah Mendoza, a spokesperson for Buckeye Valley Fire District.
An unidentified man was hospitalized in stable condition for smoke inhalation, Mendoza said. No firefighters were injured.