The $6 million Republican-backed assessment of the 2020 presidential election in Arizona’s largest county officially ended Friday, finding no evidence that the Arizona election was stolen from Donald Trump.
The hand count shows that Trump got 45,469 votes less than Biden. The provincial results showed that he lost 45,109.
Maricopa County board chairman Jack Sellers, a Republican, called Friday’s hearing “irresponsible and dangerous.”
Despite Trump’s promise of “huge findings” and justification, the six-month search for evidence of fraud found Biden win 360 votes more than the official results certified last year.
Cyber Ninjas, the Senate prime contractor who prepared the forensic report, said in his more than 100-page report that there were “no substantial differences” between the group’s votes and the official count.
The report also made a series of other disputed claims that the auditors say should question the accuracy and warrant more investigation.
The Republican-backed assessment of the 2020 presidential election in Arizona’s largest county officially ended Friday, finding no evidence that the Arizona election was stolen from Donald Trump
Cyber Ninja CEO Doug Logan, center, is flanked by Ben Cotton, left, founder of the digital security firm CyFIR, and Randy Pullen, right, the former chairman of the Arizona Republican Party, ahead of the Republican hearing in the Arizona Senate of the 2020 presidential election Maricopa County election results at the Arizona Capitol on Friday
The results were announced during the Arizona Senate Republicans hearing of Cyber Ninja’s findings from the Arizona 2020 Election Review at the Arizona Capitol, Friday, September 24, 2021 in Phoenix
“The Cyber Ninja’s opinions stem from a misuse and misunderstanding of the data provided by the county and twisted to fit the narrative that something went wrong,” Sellers said in a press release. pronunciation.
Once again, these ‘auditors’ threw wild, malicious, false claims into the middle of their audit and the Senate leadership gave them the platform to present their opinions, suspicions and erroneous conclusions unchallenged and unchallenged.
“Today these ‘auditors’ falsely and recklessly accused Maricopa County of possible crimes and the Senate leadership reinforced those lies.”
Maricopa . County Twitter account tweeted live Friday’s press conference on the results of the Arizona audit and Cyber Ninjas’ allegations.
A few tweets from Maricopa County from Friday’s press conference about the results of the Arizona audit and verifying some of Cyber Ninja’s claims
The finding was an embarrassing end to a much-criticized and sometimes bizarre quest to prove allegations that election officials and courts have dismissed. It does not affect the final certified results.
The report shuts down Trump’s unsubstantiated fraud claims after he alleged that tabulation machines in several states had miscounted paper ballots or had been hacked.
Trump initially lost Arizona by about 10,000 votes. He and his allies claimed that fraud cost him the state.
Arizona Senate Republicans used their subpoena to access ballot papers, counting machines and electronic data in Maricopa County, home to about 60 percent of Arizona voters, for an audit.
However, the recount was criticized as chaotic: auditors searching for watermarks were told by state election officials that the ballots were not watermarked; reports suggested they were also looking for traces of bamboo as evidence that the papers had been smuggled in from Asia.
The review of the vote in Arizona began in April over objections from the Republican-led county leadership.
Republican Senate president Karen Fann led the campaign, publicly stating that the goal was not to revisit Biden’s victory, but to look for ways to improve the state’s electoral laws.
Lawmakers subpoenaed copies of Maricopa County ballot papers and voting machines, which were handed over to private contractors, according to the Washington Post.
In May, all seven of Maricopa’s elected officials, including five Republicans, called the review a “scam” and demanded that the Senate end the review.
The official count of votes in Maricopa County was conducted in the presence of bipartisan observers, as were legally required audits designed to ensure that voting machines work properly. A partial hand count check found a perfect match.
Maricopa County Board Chairman Jack Sellers called Friday’s hearing “irresponsible and dangerous.” This is Seller’s full statement
Two additional post-election assessments by federally certified election experts also found no evidence that voting machines switched votes or were connected to the Internet. The provincial board of supervisors has ordered the extraordinary assessments in an effort to prove to Trump supporters that there were no problems.
Cyber Ninjas CEO Doug Logan oversaw the audit, despite the company having no experience in conducting elections. Forbes revealed that Logan has been spreading outrageous conspiracy theories that a company linked to Hugo Chavez, the long-dead Venezuelan dictator, has manipulated voting machines against Trump
Election experts are advising Arizona’s recount as a warning signal to other Republican lawmakers who have agreed to recount their ballots, the Washington Post reported.
Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Texas all agree to revise their own 2020 elections after responding to pressure from Trump.
“Every time Trump and his supporters have been given a forum to argue their case, they’ve taken a swing and missed out,” said Ben Ginsberg, a Republican election attorney who has criticized Trump’s fraud claims.