The Arizona Senate hearing on Thursday featured auditors’ revelations that Maricopa County had refused to hand over necessary items – including chain-of-custody documentation, routers and images of mail-in ballots. Also, 11,326 voters have mysteriously shown on voter rolls post-election, and 74,000 ballots were supposedly received but did not have records to support them.
BREAKING: Arizona Audit meeting at AZ State Senate reveals Maricopa County still has not provided many materials needed for complete audit – including routers, chain of custody, and images of mail in ballots#ArizonaAudit #AmericasAudit #ElectionIntegrity
— Arizona Republican Party (@AZGOP) July 15, 2021
ARIZONA HEARING: 11,326 voters NOT on voter rolls on November 7, but WERE on the voter roll on December 4, and were marked a VOTED in November 3 election.
— Christina Bobb (@christina_bobb) July 15, 2021
Arizona: 74,000 mail-ballots received, but no record of 74,000 mail-in ballots sent? Whoa.
— Cari Kelemen 2.0 (@CariKelemen) July 15, 2021
🚨🔥Election Management System was breached during the course of the 2020 election, says digital forensic expert Ben Cotton at the Arizona hearing on the Maricopa County audit. pic.twitter.com/O62EZ5UzDJ
— You Know Who (@YouKnowMares) July 15, 2021
🚨 THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING! pic.twitter.com/otDekj0UiP
— Audit War Room (@AuditWarRoom) July 15, 2021
Note: Strangely, as Senate President Karen Fann said that auditors would possibly not be able to find out if a ballot had been copied once or ten times, YouTube yanked the feed we had embedded on this page, saying it violated their rules.
The Arizona Senate is having a public hearing with leaders about the continuing election audit approved by Senate President Karen Fann.
It’s an update and briefing not the appropriate time for any testifying https://t.co/B88ITYCIrT
— Karen Fann (@FannKfann) July 15, 2021
Fann was joined by Senate audit liaison Ken Bennett along with Senate Judiciary Chairman Warren Peterson, and leaders of the companies hired to perform the audit, CyFIR founder Ben Cotton and Cyber Ninjas CEO Doug Logan.
Cyber Ninjas was brought in as a contractor for the audit, which began on April 23 after the Senate succeeded in their court battle with the county of Maricopa for getting access to election devices and equipment and around 2.1 million ballots from the 2020 election in Phoenix.
Fann said this week that the numbers found during the audit did not match the documented totals reported by Maricopa County, but she did not know exactly how far off the numbers were.
Most audit processes have stopped, but counting devices are rechecking the total amount of ballots, a process that was thought to continue through next week.
Audit officials have revealed that a final report is expected to be published in late July.
The House Oversight Committee sent Logan a message this week demanding documentation about Cyber Ninjas’ part in the audit and their potential connections to Trump
Cyber Ninjas did not have prior experience doing election audits. Fann’s choice of the firm’s $150,000 bid got scrutiny over Logan’s removed Twitter account, which featured activity supporting what Democrats called election conspiracy theories.
The low bid does not pay for the cost of the operation, which is thought to be in the millions, with fundraising going on to pay for the audit.
Author: Steven Sinclaire