If Democrats thought they could get away with their 2020 shenanigans, they should think again.
The Arizona state senate has announced that they have hired four (FOUR!!!) different companies to conduct a full forensic audit into the Maricopa County election results.
The intent of hiring 4 different companies is to clearly make sure that the results are accurate and transparent.
This reduces the likelihood of any coverup being able to withstand such intense scrutiny.
— AZSenateRepublicans (@AZSenateGOP) March 31, 2021
Dominion is perfectly legit lol
That Maricopa county forensic audit is coming 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/YrR8PByw6p
— Josh Barnett for Congress (AZ-06) (@BarnettforAZ) April 2, 2021
JUST IN – Arizona's Maricopa County Board of Supervisors reportedly called an emergency meeting this morning over the upcoming 2020 election audit.
— Disclose.tv 🚨 (@disclosetv) April 1, 2021
Liberals minds are exploding due the audit team being picked out in Maricopa County 😉 why do they fear an audit so bad? #TruthMatters Truth train is coming…
— Josh Barnett for Congress (AZ-06) (@BarnettforAZ) March 31, 2021
The audit should be complete within 60 days.
This means that if the audits are done openly and transparently, we should have the truth about the 2020 election by the time summer begins.
Local KTAR News confirms:
More than a month after winning a legal battle over access to tabulation machines and 2.1 million ballots from Maricopa County’s 2020 general election, the Republican-led Arizona Senate on Wednesday said it hired four out-of-state companies to conduct a forensic audit and full hand recount.
Wake Technology Services, CyFIR, Digital Discovery and Cyber Ninjas are expected to issue their report in about 60 days, according to a press release.
Senate leadership will not be directly involved with the process.
“The scope of work will include, but is not limited to, scanning all the ballots, a full manual recount, auditing the registration and votes cast, the vote counts, and the electronic voting system,” the release says.
Florida-based Cyber Ninjas will lead the audit. According to the company’s website, it “specializes in all areas of application security, ranging from your traditional web application to mobile or thick client applications. Within these disciplines we offer ethical hacking, training, and general consulting.”
Wake Technology Services provides information technology services, according to its website. Its members performed hand counts of 2020 election results in Pennsylvania, where the company is based, and New Mexico, according to the Arizona Senate’s press release.
Virginia-based CyFIR and Texas-based Digital Discovery are cybersecurity companies that offer forensic services, according to their websites.
Last month, Maricopa County authorized an audit of its election equipment and software. It was completed by SLI Compliance and Pro V&V and didn’t reveal any irregularities, the county said on Feb. 23.
The state Senate emerged victorious in its quest for access to the metro Phoenix machines and ballots three days later, when a judge ruled that its subpoenas were enforceable.
Before then, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, which consists of four Republicans and one Democrat, turned over reams of data but balked at handing over the actual ballots or the tabulation machines.
The supervisors in the state’s largest county argued that the ballots were by law secret and the machines would be compromised. They also pointed to multiple tests of the voting machines done before and after the election and hand counts of a sample of ballots that showed the tabulation was accurate.
On Feb. 8, the Senate fell one vote short of finding the board in contempt, which would have made the supervisors subject to arrest.
Senate Republicans began their quest to gain access to ballots and other materials in mid-December, prompted in part by the many in the party who subscribed to unfounded claims that President Joe Biden narrowly won Arizona only because of problems with vote counting.
Republicans have said an audit would boost confidence in elections.
Of course, standing up for the truth is never easy.
In fact, it appears that Maricopa County is positioning itself to fight back.
That raises the question…
Why is Maricopa County so afraid of transparency?
Why won’t they allow auditors to come in to validate the election results?
🚨Arizona Senate hires four firms to audit Maricopa County 2020 election🚨 https://t.co/48cLF4VIOR
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) April 1, 2021
Sketchy Business – Maricopa Arizona County Board of Elections Hold Emergency Meeting Then Refuses to Allow Election Audit In Local Facility https://t.co/IxwSEURKdO
— Sonny Borrelli (@SonnyBorrelli) April 2, 2021
Maricopa county has been fighting any real attempt to audit there election. They fight back against the Senate subpoena, the Senate went to a judge and got an order and they thought back against that, the Senate had to go and produce a stronger subpoena… The Maricopa county
— Josh Barnett for Congress (AZ-06) (@BarnettforAZ) April 1, 2021
After the audit was announced, an “emergency meeting” was held in Maricopa County.
What are they so afraid of?
The Washington Examiner reports that Arizona Republicans are furious and worried about this so-called “emergency meeting”:
An “emergency meeting” in Maricopa County on Thursday prompted suspicion from Arizona Republicans eager for an audit of the 2020 election.
The Arizona Republican Party and its chairwoman, Trump ally Kelli Ward, issued snarky responses to the announcement that the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors would be seeking legal advice one day after the Republican-led state Senate announced that it hired four auditing firms to recount 2.1 million ballots.
“Update: I certainly hope that this 10AM ’emergency session’ of the BOS called after 4PM yesterday is to use the Maricopa Tabulation Center & allow the subpoenaed documents, technology, & information to be fully audited there. But I doubt it will be…,” Ward said in a tweet.
“All of these closed ’emergency sessions’ should be open to the public. Government behind closed doors doesn’t work,” the Arizona GOP account said in response.
The county’s attorney, Stephen Tully, issued a letter afterward saying there is no deal to have the audit take place at their facility.
“There is no agreement regarding performing the audit at Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center (‘MCTEC’) and the request to perform any audit, recount or other related activities at MCTEC is beyond the scope of the subpoenas issued,” he wrote.
He further wrote that the county is “prepared” to talk about the delivery of the materials to the senators’ custody at a non-county-owned location of their choosing. Tully also said the Senate has yet to provide information about the audit and those who are conducting it.
If Democrats and Maricopa county want to restore confidence in our elections, perhaps they should STOP doing business behind closed doors.
Transparency and honesty are the keys to a healthy democracy.
Let’s hope that the audits are transparent and unimpeded.
— Arizona Republican Party (@AZGOP) April 1, 2021
WHAT NOW? Maricopa County Board holds emergency mtg 10 am. Comes after GOP Senate President Karen Fann hired auditor for county presidential election results who’s spread false info about elex. Fann texted supervisors hoping to ‘accomplish audit jointly.’ How will board respond? pic.twitter.com/pxaHH5ycma
— Brahm Resnik (@brahmresnik) April 1, 2021