Hold up for one second.
The name of the database is “Results, Tally, AND Reporting”? This seems like a pretty big database to delete by accident.
A lot of outlets and reports point to the idea that this database was some sort of copy of an existing database—that it wasn’t THAT important or anything, or that it was not deleted but ‘hidden.’
Those who have been paying attention though will no doubt remember Matt DePerno’s seismic findings on how tabulation results can be changed and date stamped retroactively.
In other words: maybe if these deleted databases are copies of existing databases perhaps they were deleted when someone changed and back stamped results.
They could have deleted the database just in case it may have by chance had any incriminating evidence left over from changing the tabulation results and backstamping them.
I am not saying that this is definitely what happened, but it isn’t far fetched to think about this in light of DePerno’s recent findings.
After all, why keep exact copies of a database on hand anyway?
Here is what we currently know:
NTD News had more on the recovery of the database:
Ben Cotton, founder of CyFIR, one of four firms working on the 2020 election audit, said at the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix that he discovered a master file table “that clearly indicated that the database directory was deleted from that server.”
“Subsequently, I’ve been able to recover all of those deleted files, and I have access to that data,” he added. “I have the information I need from the recovery efforts of the data.”
Maricopa County responded in a tweet on Tuesday: “Just want to underscore that AZ Senate’s ArizonaAudit account accused Maricopa County of deleting files- which would be a crime- then a day after our technical letter explained they were just looking in the wrong place- all of a sudden ‘auditors’ have recovered the files.”
Auditors told Maricopa County officials through the Arizona Senate earlier this month that they discovered an entire database directory from an election machine had been deleted.
In addition, the main database for election management software was not found anywhere on the machine, despite it being referenced as the location for the database.
“This suggests that the main database for all election related data for the November 2020 General Election has been removed,” Arizona Senate President Karen Fann, a Republican, wrote to Maricopa County’s Board of Supervisors.
ABC News had the typical MSM response of trying to discredit the audit:
Firms hired to run a partisan audit of the 2020 election for Senate Republicans in Arizona said Tuesday that data was not destroyed, reversing earlier allegations that election officials in the state's most populated county eliminated evidence.
The claim of deleted databases was amplified by former President Donald Trump and his supporters, who believe conspiracy theories about election irregularities.
Ben Cotton, founder of a computer forensics firm working on the audit, told key senators that he had recovered all data. The revelation came a day after Maricopa County officials released a scathing letter saying the auditors couldn't find the data because they didn't know where to look.
“I have the information I need from the recovery efforts of the data,” said Cotton, founder of CyFIR LLC.
He spoke at a livestreamed hearing called by Republican Senate President Karen Fann to demand answers from county officials about the allegation of deleted data and improper documentation of ballot storage.