Some Election Audit Happening in Arizona – No Big Deal Probably
Nothing to see here! Move along! “The 2020 election was the most secure election in US history.” Donald Trump lost all of his court challenges over the election. Banish him – and anyone who still believes there were any anomalies in the 2020 election, which was “the most secure election in US history.” Fact Check: There were no electoral shenanigans.
And please do not believe or look into any claims that the Arizona state Senate has authorized an audit of 2.1 million ballots in Maricopa County.
Five months after the 2020 election took place, the Arizona Senate has awarded a $150 million bid to four separate companies that are about to do the one thing that could have prevented the Great January 6 Capitol Kerfuffle of Buffalo Horns and Bear Spray.
Those state senators must be a bunch of conspiracy kooks to drag the 2020 election out this long! Isn’t it time for unity? Why won’t those Trump cultists just move on?
Out of all of the wonky results and bizarre actions of state election officials across the country, the worst was a neck-and-neck tie between Georgia and Arizona. It’s not as if the Arizona Senate just decided to do this out of the blue in April. They’ve been fighting and suing Maricopa County for four months to get permission to finally look at the ballots.
After one bout of fighting, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors authorized an audit, but the company that they hired to conduct that audit – in February – turned out not to be certified to conduct election audits. The workers on that team were also wildly unprofessional, and according to witnesses, the employees changed the WiFi network name they were using to “F***You.” Real professional, right?
And surprise! The team hired by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors – which didn’t want an audit in the first place – found nothing fishy in their report on the election.
Everything was fine! See? Joe Biden really is the most popular elected official in all of human history!
After another lawsuit, the state Senate was finally awarded the right to award a bid contract to have a real audit of the 2020 election results in that one county. Four separate companies from outside Arizona will carry out the audit: Wake Technology Services, CyFIR, Digital Discovery, and Cyber Ninjas.
Full Disclosure: While I don’t know anyone personally at Cyber Ninjas today, I’ve had them do some tech support work for me in the past and always found them to be extremely professional and good at what they do. And that’s probably why out of all four of the companies selected to carry out the audit, the mainstream media has chosen to viciously smear Cyber Ninjas.
It’s all so childishly transparent at this point that it hardly bears repeating, but the Associated Press has issued a blistering attack against the CEO of Cyber Ninjas, calling him a “QAnon conspiracist” who spreads “false claims” about the 2020 election.
Cyber Ninjas also carried out a limited audit in Wisconsin a couple of months ago. After uncovering significant fraud related to ballots in one county, Wisconsin election officials dismissed the findings and said, “Nuh-uh!” as proof of their election integrity.
This audit is going to be significant. With 2.1 million ballots to get through in Maricopa County, the four teams are splitting up the work. They’ll be rescanning all the ballots, conducting a full hand recount. They’ll also compare voter registration records against ballots that were cast, the vote counts, and the Dominion voting machines that were used in the election. Basically, they’re doing everything that should have been done back in November in Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Nevada…
Okay, let’s stop kidding ourselves. There were so many anomalies, irregularities, boondoggles and shenanigans in that election that there should have been a complete and full audit of every state’s results – or a complete do-over election on in-person paper ballots. But COVID!
The morning after the Arizona Senate announced that it was spending a whopping $150 million to have a thorough audit conducted, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors held an emergency meeting. They still don’t want to let anyone look at the ballots and are trying to figure out a new way throw a wrench into the works. We’ll see.
My biggest question is this: What happens if they find significant evidence of fraud?