An unidentified man climbs around in a trash bin behind Maricopa County’s election center. He is one of several #StopTheSteal activists who claim they found a bag of shredded 2020 ballots, pictured at right. A spokeswoman for the county says the ballots cast in November are safely stored in a vault and that it is unclear what the that the pro-Trump activists found. She also said the Dumpster divers attempted to break into the county’s facility. /Photo credit: Staci Burk / Facebook
By Jen Fifield | Arizona Republic
The Arizona Attorney General’s Office wants the documents a man pulled from a dumpster at Maricopa County’s elections center earlier this month.
Those involved in the incident have claimed online that the documents found in the dumpster were shredded ballots from the November 2020 general election, but they have yet to give the documents to authorities or to file an election fraud claim with the state Attorney General’s Office.
The claim is the latest in the ongoing allegations that the general election in Arizona was somehow stolen from Donald Trump, despite multiple audits showing that votes were counted accurately and despite the courts dismissing related lawsuits.
Staci Burk is among the trio involved in this month’s dumpster incident. She previously brought a claim of election fraudthat was dismissed in December by Pinal County Superior Court and in January by the Arizona Supreme Court. Burk has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the case.