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Arizona’s elections chief is calling for the replacement of voting machines under examination in an audit of Maricopa County’s 2020 election results ordered by the state Senate, claiming that even an intensive forensic investigation cannot guarantee the integrity of those machines.

That pronouncement came within a letter from Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, who last week claimed that “the chain of custody [of county voting machines]” had been “compromised” by the auditors hired by the state’s Republican Senate, Florida-based security firm Cyber Ninjas

Such “loss of custody constitutes a cyber incident to critical infrastructure — an event that could jeopardize the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of digital information or information systems,” Hobbs, a social worker by training, wrote in the letter, arguing that “decommissioning and replacing those devices is the safest option as no methods exist to adequately ensure those machines are safe to use in future elections.”

“While the machines could be put through an intensive and costly forensic examination by an accredited national forensics laboratory, even after such forensic examination, machines are generally not recommissioned given that the forensic analysis cannot be guaranteed to locate all potential problems.”

The letter suggested the secretary of state’s office might decommission the county machines even if the county itself elects to move forward with them. Under the Arizona code, the secretary of state has the authority to determine what machines may be used in Arizona elections.

The claim from Hobbs — that even a high-level forensic analysis of voting equipment cannot guarantee its integrity — comes after months of bitter division throughout the U.S. over questions of election integrity and security. Many conservative leaders and commentators have demanded intensive investigations into state-level election systems due to alleged voting irregularities in 2020. Democrats and major news organizations, meanwhile, have insisted the 2020 election was free of widespread fraud and have decried photo ID requirements and other security measures as voter suppression tactics.

Maricopa County itself does not own the machines used in its elections. Maricopa’s voting machine equipment — including several hundred county- and precinct-level ballot tabulators — are actually leased to the county via Dominion Voting Systems, the Colorado-based voting company at the center of months of controversy following the 2020 elections.

Commentators and others have alleged Dominion was complicit in efforts to fix the 2020 election in favor of President Joe Biden. No solid evidence has emerged to substantiate such claims, yet Dominion’s role in U.S. elections — with machines in a majority of U.S. states — has remained under protracted scrutiny in the months since November.

Dominion has provided election services for Maricopa since 2010, when it purchased a competitor that was at the time serving the county. Last year, county elections department spokeswoman Megan Gilbertson told media that the county was in the midst of a three-year contract with Dominion in which it was leasing machines from the company rather than buying them outright.

Arizona Senate President Karen Fann, meanwhile, confirmed to Just the News’s John Solomon this week that the machines are leased, not owned, by the county.

The Secretary of State’s office and Dominion Voting Systems failed to respond to queries on the matter, including whether or not any decommissioned machines would be destroyed and/or whether or not Dominion offers any technical support to ensure machine integrity in such cases.

Maricopa spokesman Fields Moseley, meanwhile, gave little indication as to what approach the county would take regarding the machines.

“Subpoenaing tabulation equipment is an unprecedented action in Arizona,” he said via email. “We have received the letter from the Secretary of State expressing her concerns about the elections equipment that was subpoenaed by the Senate. That letter is being reviewed by our attorneys and they will advise Board members before they take next steps.”

County officials have offered a more nuanced take on the controversy than the secretary of state’s office. Gilbertson told media outlets last week that the county “will not use any of the returned tabulation equipment unless the county, state and vendor are confident that there is no malicious hardware or software installed on the devices,” suggesting that — contra Hobbs’s claims — there may indeed be ways officials can adequately verify the integrity of the machines before they are put back into service.

Dominion, meanwhile, told media that there were “real concerns” about the integrity of the machines but that the company would support efforts “to ensure the machines are secure based on federal and state regulations,” suggesting that Dominion itself did not view the machines as irreparably compromised.

Arizona State Senate Liaison Ken Bennett — himself a former Arizona Secretary of State — flatly denied the assertion that the machines would have to be scrapped.

“It’s totally ludicrous,” Bennett said Monday of Hobbs’s claim. “If the county needs to spend a few thousand dollars to have Dominion come back in and verify [the machines’ integrity], they could do that easily.”

Bennett told Just the News on Tuesday that, of the seven reasons for machine decertification listed in the state’s elections procedure manual, “none of them has happened” to the Maricopa machines.

“Nobody seems to make Hobbs go to her own election procedures manual,” Bennett said.

He predicts that even if Hobbs persists in her efforts, the machines themselves will likely stay in service.

“Even if her claim was legitimate, which it’s not,” he said, “the county would return the machines to Dominion, Dominion would verify that nothing has happened to them, and they would probably just release them to someone else.”


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President Trump Releases Statement: New “Damning” Information From Public Records About “Votes in Arizona”



President Trump has announced there is new “damning” information in the Arizona 2020 voter fraud investigation. Public documents are showing issues with write-in votes, as many have already warned. Pelosi’s push for write-in votes during the pandemic allowed Democrats free reign. There are lingering questions in the swing states, including Arizona, about the write-in ballots. The videos below give two examples of problems with the write-in ballots.

“New information found from public records, documents, and votes in Arizona. It is damning and determinative! Will be discussing this today.” – President Donald J. Trump


“New information found from public records, documents, and votes in Arizona. It is damning and determinative! Will be discussing this today.” – President Donald J. Trump

— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) October 15, 2021


The Pima County Fish Tail

President Trump outperformed Republicans 3% on mail-in ballots

Biden underperformed Democrats 3% on mail-in ballots

BUT when mail-in ballots started flooding in at over 92%, 20% HIGHER than average, suddenly Biden starts outperforming Trump


— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) October 15, 2021



Pima County, AZ had mail-in ballot return rates of OVER 100%!

40 precincts had mail-in ballot returns OVER 97% — totally impossible

Of course this is where Biden “outperformed.” When the rates are normal, Trump beats GOP rates by 3%, Biden trails Dem rates by 3%

— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) October 15, 2021

BREAKING: 138 Legislators from 38 States Write a Letter to the American People Calling for a 50-State Audit, Decertification Where Appropriate, and Possible Convening of the US House of Representatives

BREAKING: 138 Legislators from 38 States Write a Letter to the American People Calling for a 50-State Audit, Decertification Where Appropriate, and Possible Convening of the US House of Representatives

— Wendy Rogers (@WendyRogersAZ) October 15, 2021

56% of Americans say the election was fraudulent. Watch for that number to go higher.

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Arizona Audit

Arizona audit flags thousands of suspect ballots, kicking issue to state’s attorney general



Long-awaited and engulfed in controversy from start to finish, the Arizona Senate’s election audit gave America a split decision while leaving the question of whether illicit ballots were improperly cast or counted to the state’s attorney general.

The audit released Friday afternoon through painstakingly technical testimony concluded the final count of votes in the state’s largest county of Maricopa showing President Joe Biden won Arizona was accurate, but it also included tens of thousands of ballots that were suspect and require more investigation.

The more than 50,000 ballots flagged by auditors for more investigation involved concerns ranging from people voting from addresses from which they had already moved to residents voting twice. The total in question was nearly five times the 10,400 vote margin that separated the two presidential candidates, giving Donald Trump’s troops fresh reason to call for more scrutiny.

The job of resolving the question now falls to Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, a Republican who has ambitions of winning a U.S. Senate seat in 2022.

Brnovich immediately seized the opportunity, announcing his office’s election integrity unit would review the questionable ballots to determine if further action was warranted.

“I will take all necessary actions that are supported by the evidence and where I have legal authority,” Brnovich tweeted a short while before the final official audit results were to be released. “Arizonans deserve to have their votes accurately counted and protected.”

Across the country, Republican efforts to audit results in states like Georgia, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania got a glimpse of what may be in store politically as well as a roadmap for what issues to review. Democrats and their media allies declared the election integrity issues to be over, while some prominent Republicans called on Arizona to decertify its results.

“There were significant and widespread irregularities and lawlessness in thousands of ballots, sufficient to overcome the margin of difference between Trump and Biden,” said Jenna Ellis, a key lawyer for Trump and chairwoman of the Election Integrity Alliance, which is aiding states in reviewing election issues.

“The 2020 election was irredeemably compromised, and Arizona’s legislature must do now what they failed to do in November — use their plenary authority under the U.S. Constitution and reclaim their delegates by decertifying the results, acknowledging that the certifications were based on incorrect accounting,” Ellis told Just the News. “We are in a constitutional crisis that demands accountability for the American People and election justice.”

Democrats had their own reasons to cheer: in particular the conclusion of a hand count of 2.1 million ballots.

The audit concluded that “there were no substantial differences between the hand count of the ballots provided and the official canvass results for the County,” meaning the count last November that declared Biden a winner was accurate. In fact, Biden picked up a small number of voters in the audit.

“This is the most important finding in the audit because the paper ballots are the best evidence of voter intent, and there is no reliable evidence that the paper ballots were altered to any material degree,” the report said.

But the auditors cautioned that finding did not allay concerns, citing a total of more than 50,000 ballots that appeared to pose significant questions. It recommended that Brnovich conduct a canvass of the voters in question and other investigative tactics to make “any conclusive determination.”

Nearly half of the votes flagged as suspicious — 23,344 — fell into a category called “ballots cast from individuals who had moved prior to the election.” They included 15,035 who moved within the county before the registration deadline, 6,591 who moved to another state before the registration deadline and 1,718 who moved to a different county before the registration deadline.

“Mail in ballots were cast under voter registration IDs for people that may not have received their ballots by mail because they had moved, and no one with the same last name remained at the address,” the report said.

The report noted the impacted ballots may have benefited Biden: 39.5% were from registered Democrats, 33% were Republicans, 26.5% were independents, and 1% came from Libertarians.

The review also flagged a large number of voters who potentially voted in Maricopa and at least one other county in the state. It said 5,295 voters cast ballots in Maricopa and at least one other county using “the same first, middle, last name and birth year.”

The final review also flagged a large anomaly in which there were 9,041 more ballots shown as returned in the official early voting file from individuals than were shown in the records of ballots that were mailed out. “In most of these instances an individual was sent one ballot but had two ballots received on different dates,” the auditors noted, saying possible explanations ranged from data entry errors to fraud.

During testimony, the CyberNinja consultants who conducted the audit also raised serious questions about the possible deletion of data from Maricopa County’s election computers.

Cybersecurity professional Ben Cotton said an anonymous user accessed the internet on one of the county’s computers that holds election data. Around the exact same time, files were purged from the system without any notice from the county.

“Obviously this requires an explanation,” Cotton said during his testimony. He went on to outline how this lack of data impacted the audit, as well as the county’s refusal to assist the investigators. 

“This may be a part of a normal process with how they handle votes, but the timing of this is suspect,” he continued.

When explaining what happened to the election data, he said, “We simply don’t know.”

The Cyber Ninja report did not specifically point to any evidence of widespread voter fraud. Still, it did make a list of recommendations including legislation that does not allow an election to be certified until the official canvas and final vote is fully reconciled.

Karen Fann, the Arizona Senate president who led the audit, said she believes it has turned up evidence of state laws being broken, an issue now left for Brnovich to resolve.

Even in the hours before the results were released, reactions to the leaked findings were aligned with political agendas. Democrats insisted the audit should put an end to claims of a stolen election and even made plans to summon the auditors before Congress.

Trump and his supporters cried foul, accusing the news media of ignoring legitimate questions about the ballots flagged as suspect.

“The Fake News is lying about the Arizona audit report!” the former president said. “The leaked report conclusively shows there were enough fraudulent votes, mystery votes, and fake votes to change the outcome of the election 4 or 5 times over.”

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Arizona Audit

Ariz. audit nearing completion despite setbacks




The Arizona audit is starting to come to a close, even after many of the auditors caught cases of COVID. One America’s Christina Bobb has more.

While we appreciate the scope and complexity of the effort, we can’t wait much longer. The fake administration will leave the country in tatters by Christmas and this massive fraud needs to be exposed yesterday;

This is good, but the Biden Administration has already committed treason and Fauci has already lied to Congress….yet nothing is being done. We demand action!: Followers’ Comment.

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