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Politics Arizona Senate seeks records on Maricopa audit from Hobbs

10:04  28 july  2021
10:04  28 july  2021 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

Fact check: Arizona audit chief baselessly raises suspicion about 74,000 ballots

  Fact check: Arizona audit chief baselessly raises suspicion about 74,000 ballots Arizona's Senate held a Thursday briefing on the ongoing Republican-initiated "audit" of the 2020 election in Maricopa County, where Joe Biden outperformed Donald Trump by enough of a margin to win the state. © Benjamin Chambers/The Republic/Imagn Content Services LLC Cyber Ninja's CEO and audit leader Doug Logan testifies at the Senate hearing on the progress of the election audit in Maricopa County at the Arizona Senate in Phoenix on July 15, 2021. The review is being conducted by Cyber Ninjas, a cybersecurity firm that has no experience in election auditing.

AZ State Senate Hearing starts 10AM. Result of Cyber Ninja's and other contractor audit of the 2020 Election Ballots in Maricopa County as ordered by AZ State Legislature. Rumble — AZ State Senate Hearing starts 10AM.

The state Senate audit of the Maricopa County, Arizona , 2020 presidential election results has taken, so far, months, and the first stunning numbers were released on Thursday. It was during a Senate hearing to listen to the auditors , from Cyber Ninjas, the company hired for the review, which revealed that, according to election records , more mail-in ballots were counted than were mailed out. A lot more. In fact, 74,243 ballots were counted for which there is no corresponding record that they were mailed out. Officials for the company explained the scenario to the Senate hearing.

The Arizona Senate is asking for documents from Katie Hobbs, Arizona's Democratic secretary of state, related to the GOP-led chamber's audit of the 2020 election in Maricopa County.

a person wearing glasses and smiling at the camera: Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs addresses the members of Arizona's Electoral College prior to them casting their votes Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool) © Ross D. Franklin/AP Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs addresses the members of Arizona's Electoral College prior to them casting their votes Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool)

Senate President Karen Fann sent a public records request for communications in which Hobbs, a critic of the audit, discussed the partisan review and relevant litigation. However, the rationale behind the demand is unclear.

Maricopa County audit team says ballots not 'at risk' from water leak

  Maricopa County audit team says ballots not 'at risk' from water leak Afternoon thunderstorms caused a leak in the facility where workers moved operations for an audit of the 2020 election in Maricopa County, but ballots are safe, a representative for Arizona Senate Republican's review said Friday.Phoenix and other parts of the state have experienced heavy rainfall and flash flooding, leading to roof damage to the facility where the GOP-led state Senate's audit team transported materials from the Veterans Memorial Coliseum earlier this month.

The Arizona Senate Republican Caucus announced they are holding a Senate Hearing on the election audit in Maricopa County on Thursday. The live stream is. Here’s another feed just in case the Fascists at YouTube take down the feed on their platform… Doug Logan, the CEO of the election auditor Cyber Ninjas, is scheduled to appear at the hearing.

During Thursday's Arizona Senate hearing, auditors revealed that Maricopa County has refused to turn over necessary items - including routers, chain-of-custody documentation, and images of mail-in ballots. What's more, 11,326 voters mysteriously appeared on voter rolls after the election, and 74,000 ballots were reportedly received but have no 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.

“I can’t disclose what we’re looking for at this time,” Fann told Capitol Media Services.

Hobbs, now a candidate for Arizona governor, is reviewing the request, according to her office.

“At this point, it appears to be the kind of nebulous fishing expedition that we’ve come to expect from the Senate president,” said Hobbs's aide Murphy Hebert, who also noted it was "ironic" that such a request was made considering the Arizona Senate is fighting public records requests related to the audit.

The news on Tuesday comes one day after the Arizona Senate issued fresh subpoenas to Maricopa County officials and Dominion Voting Systems, both of which have signaled they intend to fight the requests.

Maricopa County officials announced last month voting machines subpoenaed for the audit would be removed from service after Hobbs threatened to decertify the equipment, citing concerns with the methods of Cyber Ninjas, a Florida-based firm hired to lead the review.

Arizona GOP Audit Director Barred From Recount After Sharing Data Supporting Trump Loss

  Arizona GOP Audit Director Barred From Recount After Sharing Data Supporting Trump Loss Arizona Senate President Karen Fann reportedly made the decision to block Ken Bennett from the building.The Arizona Republic reported on Friday evening that Ken Bennett, Arizona's former Secretary of State who has been described as the audit's "director," was barred from entering the building on the state fairgrounds where the audit is moving forward. The newspaper reported that Bennett had shared some of the audit data with outside experts showing that the ballot recount was tracking "very closely" with Maricopa County's certified results.

The Arizona Senate may sign a deal for another 2020 election review in Maricopa County following reports that some overseers of the audit are dissatisfied with the process. Also, the second audit can look at all the races in the county other than the President and Senate races which are being audited in Arizona right now. This also indicates they have found or expect to find enough fraudulent ballots that will overturn the election results in the state. If all results to date agreed with the final results as certified by the corrupt Secretary of State Katie Hobbs , they wouldn’t bother with another audit .

The Arizona Democratic Party and other critics of the state Senate ’s audit of Maricopa County election resultsreached a settlement Wednesday in a lawsuit with top Republican legislators, guaranteeing certain measures for ballot security and voter privacy as well as access for observers and reporters to witness the process. Though the state Democratic Party and County Supervisor Steve Gallardo initially sought a restraining order to stop the audit , arguing it did not include adequate measures to protect ballots or voter privacy, the settlement allows the audit to continue.

After courts rejected several lawsuits challenging the 2020 results in Arizona and other states Donald Trump lost, the former president and his allies have turned their attention to the GOP-led Arizona Senate audit in Maricopa County, touting it as an inspection that could support their claims of widespread fraud or irregularities.

President Joe Biden won Arizona and its 11 electoral votes by more than 10,000 votes out of the 3.3 million across the state. His lead of roughly 2 percentage points was due partly to his advantage in Maricopa County, where the Democrat scored nearly 45,000 more votes than Trump among roughly 2.1 million ballots cast.

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Maricopa County officials previously authorized two election machine audits that found no irregularities in the county's 2020 election. There was also a recount of a sample of ballots that did not turn up any problems.

Trump blasted GOP Gov. Doug Ducey during Arizona rally: 'He doesn't do a damn thing'

  Trump blasted GOP Gov. Doug Ducey during Arizona rally: 'He doesn't do a damn thing' At the "Rally to Protect Our Elections" in Phoenix, Trump thanked conservative Arizona state senators for proceeding with a Maricopa County audit.At the "Rally to Protect Our Elections" in Phoenix, Trump thanked the "brave and unyielding conservative warriors in the Arizona state Senate" for proceeding with the partisan audit, which is examining the results in Maricopa County, the most populous jurisdiction in the state.

The Arizona GOP's Maricopa County audit : What to know about it. "Such investigative efforts can have a significant intimidating effect on qualified voters that can deter them from seeking to vote in Senate Republicans in Arizona hired several firms to conduct the new audit , and chose Cyber Hobbs , alarmed by what she has learned about the audit since her office has been allowed to

The Arizona Senate 's audit of the 2020 election in Maricopa County has completed the paper examination. " Audit Update: Paper examination and counting are finished today. The announcement confirming the conclusion of the ballot inspection portion of the audit comes less than two weeks after auditors finished a recount of 2.1 million ballots. The physical review of ballots included an inspection of their weight and thickness, examination of folds under microscopes, and workers holding ballots up to UV lights.

Officials affiliated with the Arizona Senate's audit predict a report on its findings will be released later this summer.

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Original Author: Daniel Chaitin

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Maricopa County defies latest subpoena request from Arizona state Senate seeking to expand 2020 ballot review .
Maricopa County and Dominion Voting Systems are rebuffing the latest subpoenas from Arizona's GOP-led Senate for election materials related to the so-called audit of 2020 election ballots. © Courtney Pedroza/Getty Images PHOENIX, AZ - MAY 01: Former Secretary of State Ken Bennett (right) works to move ballots from the 2020 general election at Veterans Memorial Coliseum on May 1, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Maricopa County ballot recount comes after two election audits found no evidence of widespread fraud in Arizona.

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