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Arizona Senate President Karen Fann conducted a two-hour public hearing on the ongoing election audit on Thursday, revealing many groundbreaking discrepancies.
Also present at the hearing were Ben Cotton, digital forensic expert, former Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, and Cyber Ninjas CEO Doug Logan who addressed the findings of the 2020 election audit.
Liz Harrington, spokeswoman for President Trump, tweeted a summary of the audit findings revealed in the hearing.
“STUNNING in race decided by 10,457 votes. 3,981 voted despite registered AFTER Oct 15 deadline. 11,326 voted who were NOT on rolls on Nov 7 but WERE on Dec 4. 18,000 voted and then were removed from rolls AFTER election. 74,243 mail-in ballots w/ NO evidence of ever being sent.@realLizUSA
Logan, who heads the company conducting the Arizona audit, disclosed a variety of voter and ballot discrepancies. The Cyber Ninjas CEO claimed, for example, that “there is no clear record” of 74,243 mail-in ballots ever being sent.
He also alleged that 11,326 people who voted in the 2020 election failed to appear on the November 7 voter rolls, but then showed up a month later on the December 4 voter rolls with “no logical explanation.”
Although the Arizona court ordered October 15 to be the voter registration deadline, 3,981 people who voted in the 2020 election registered after the October 15 deadline, and found 18,000 voters were then “removed from the voter rolls after the election,” Logan added.
Becker News reported that digital forensic expert Ben Cotton said not a “single bit” of information during the audit could be manipulated. Meanwhile, Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, a Democrat, expressed “grave concerns” that machines collected for the audit have been “compromised and election officials do not know what was done to the machines while under Cyber Ninjas’ control.”
Addressing Hobbs’ concerns, Cotton assured they “had cameras watching over our evidence storage facilities and our acquisition and replication procedures 24/7.”
“So, any form of tampering certainly would have been caught,” he added.
The Arizona audit hearing revealed that Maricopa County has yet to provide materials still needed for a complete audit, such as routers, chain of custody, and images of mail-in ballots.
Despite missing equipment and ballots, the audit is set to wrap up by the end of August before a full report on 2020 election discrepancies is published.