Violation of the Law
On July 21st, 2022, 25 of Washington’s 39 counties received a litigation hold notice signed by attorney Pete Serrano from the Silent Majority Foundation. The notice requests they preserve remaining election records, after it was discovered 2020 election records were deleted, in violation of state and federal law.
Letters were sent to the county auditors, proscuting attornies, county commissioners or council members, and the elections department of each county.
Below is one of the letters sent to counties that was using a Clear Ballot election system. The county name has been removed, and the quotes vary for each county, otherwise the letters are the same. The letters to counties using Hart InterCivic and Dominion slightly differ as well, but very little.
Litigation Hold Notice
The letters are notifying the counties of potential litigation and instruct them to preserve the remaining election records. This comes after it was discovered the counties deleted audit logs from the election systems used in the 2020 presidential election. To learn more about which records were deleted, read Deleted Election Records.
Counties are asked to respond within 5 days of receipt of the notice, and confirm thier cooperation in preserving the remaining records which have not yet been deleted.
This post will be updated when more information is available.