“I’m literally looking at our voter registration database on my other screen. Right now,” Richer wrote on Twitter. “We can’t indulge these insane lies any longer. As a party. As a state. As a country.”

My impression of people who work each day in state government, and particularly in elections — remember Georgia’s Gabriel Sterling? — is they don’t have time to engineer conspiracies.

Richer seems to agree.

“At some point, we are humans, it has to stop,” Richer said to CNN’s Erin Burnett on “OutFront” when asked why he had tweeted about Trump. “There are good people working here at Maricopa County and I was tired of them being defamed. That’s my team, that’s my office.”
From CNN’s Eric Bradner: Trump’s statement amplified claims made by Arizona state Senate President Karen Fann in a letter last week that a screenshot offered evidence that election files had been deleted. Maricopa County’s Board of Supervisors — four out of five of…

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