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Politics Maricopa election audit donor list released

07:12  29 july  2021
07:12  29 july  2021 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

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  Breaking down the 2020 election audits still underway While President Joe Biden secured a victory in the 2020 race more than nine months ago, some efforts to review how the election was handled are still underway. © Provided by Washington Examiner The ongoing or proposed reviews come against the backdrop of several GOP states pursuing changes to their election laws that Republicans say are necessary to restore trust in elections. However, Democrats say the basis of both the reviews and the voting reforms is a lie told by former President Donald Trump about the election being stolen — a claim with no evidence.Here is where 2020 election reviews stand now.

An audit of 2020 U.S. presidential election results in Maricopa County, Arizona, has not shown that former U.S. President Donald Trump won over 700,000 more votes than previously thought. The results of the audit have not yet been released as of this article’s publication The audit itself, ordered by the Republican-controlled state Senate, has also been criticized by elected leaders and the Arizona Secretary of State, who says it will have no bearing on the official results. Maricopa County election results have already been certified on multiple occasions by hand-count and forensic audits , and

The 2021 Maricopa County presidential ballot audit , commonly referred to as the Arizona audit , is an examination of ballots cast in Maricopa County during the 2020 United States presidential election in Arizona initiated by Arizona Senate Republicans and carried out by private firms.

Cyber Ninjas, the firm leading the Arizona Senate's audit of Maricopa County's 2020 election, released a list of its donors on Wednesday after months of criticism over a lack of disclosures about the sources of funding for the controversial review.

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Doug Logan, the CEO of Cyber Ninjas, said the audit effort received $3.25 million from the America Project, nearly $1 million from America's Future, over $600,000 from Voices and Votes, $550,000 from Defending the Republic, and $280,000 from LDFFTAR/EIFFTAR.

All of the donors listed are conservative groups, a review by the Washington Examiner found. One America News Network host Christina Bobb helped raise funds through the nonprofit group Voices and Votes even as she reported on the audit.

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Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Michael Kemp questioned Kory Langhofer, an attorney for Senate President Karen Fann who has resisted calls to release donor names. The judge noted Fann hired an outside firm, Cyber Ninjas, to conduct the audit , adding Fann has said the audit is an "important constitutional duty." Langhofer said that donation records are not held by Fann or anyone within the Senate, adding that Cyber Ninjas maintains access to the list of unspecified donors who have contributed to the recount efforts.

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The more than $5.7 million in donations was added to the $150,000 paid by the GOP-led state Senate to conduct the inquiry, which has been criticized by Maricopa County officials and Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs.

ARIZONA JUDGE PRESSES FOR DISCLOSURE OF DONORS FUNDING MARICOPA AUDIT

"As we continue our commitment to transparency, we want to take this opportunity to publicly thank and disclose those organizations that have supported us during this audit," Logan said in a statement. "The American Project has provided over 56% of the total proceeds received to date and America's future has brought in 17%."

"We couldn't have done this without everyone's help," he added.

Earlier in the month, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Michael Kemp questioned Kory Langhofer, an attorney for Senate President Karen Fann, who has resisted releasing donor names. The judge noted Fann hired Cyber Ninjas, an outside firm, to conduct the audit, adding the Prescott Republican has said the inquiry is an "important constitutional duty."

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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.

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Michael Kemp questioned Kory Langhofer, an attorney for Senate President Karen Fann who has resisted calls to release donor names. The judge noted Fann hired an outside firm, Cyber Ninjas, to conduct the audit , adding Fann Langhofer said that donation records are not held by Fann or anyone within the Senate, adding that Cyber Ninjas maintains access to the list of unspecified donors who have contributed to the recount efforts. The attorney argued the arrangement puts the Senate outside of the scope of the state's public records disclosure law.

"Isn’t the public entitled to know who’s paying for this, besides the $150,000 the Senate has already appropriated?" the judge asked Langhofer at a hearing in Phoenix.

"That’s a great political argument. They should talk to the Legislature about it," Langhofer responded.

Langhofer indicated the donor records were held only by Cyber Ninjas, not the Arizona legislature. She argued this separation put the state Senate outside of the scope of the state's public records disclosure law.

"The public has a right to know the information that's covered by the Public Records Act but doesn't have a right to know all the information it deems important," Langhofer told the Washington Examiner. "Particularly if that information is not in the custody of the government."

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American Oversight, a left-leaning watchdog group, sued the Arizona Senate for records of the audit in May.

Arizona Senate leaders issue new subpoenas for Maricopa County routers amid ongoing audit

  Arizona Senate leaders issue new subpoenas for Maricopa County routers amid ongoing audit The subpoenas come just days after Donald Trump espoused debunked conspiracy theories about the county's routers during a speech in Phoenix.On Monday, more than three months into the review that began in April, state Senate President Karen Fann, who has spearheaded the controversial effort since its inception, and Judiciary Committee Chairman Warren Petersen demanded the Republican-controlled county hand over its routers as well as envelopes from all mail-in ballots and detailed voter registration records.

Последние твиты от Maricopa Arizona Audit (@ArizonaAudit). Official Account of the Senate Liaison for the Maricopa County 2020 Forensic Election Audit . Ensuring transparency & integrity in AZ elections . Our audit procedures have been challenged by BOS, Recorder & AZSOS. This is what U.S. Election Assistance Commission says: "There is no single national auditing standard & methods can vary from risk limiting, fixed percentage, tiered audits , or combination of one or more types."

Senate Hearing on election audit in Maricopa County. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : Senate Hearing on election audit in Maricopa County#AZSenate #ElectionAudit @FannKfann @votewarren pic.twitter.com/eUdB13VvHW.

“If President Fann had kept her promise to run a transparent process, we wouldn’t be forced to go to court today,” Austin Evers, executive director of American Oversight, said in a statement. “Instead, President Fann is playing a legal shell game — insisting that the audit is official state business when it needs to issue subpoenas, then keeping it at arm’s length to duck transparency laws.”

Officials involved with the audit have predicted a report on the review's findings will be released later this summer.

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