PHOENIX – Counting in Arizona’s largest county over the past few months has reaffirmed that President Joe Biden has won the 2020 election and that the race has not been “stolen” from former President Donald Trump, according to a preliminary version of a report prepared for the Arizona Senate.
A three-part report by Senate Majority Contractor Cyber Ninjas, which examined Maricopa County’s 2020 vote, found that Trump lost by a wide margin over the results of the county’s official election. The report’s findings confirm that US Army Mark Kelly won in the county.
The official results will be presented to the state senate on Friday at 1 p.m. Several versions of the draft report, titled “Mericopa County Forensic Audit,” of Cyber Ninjas, were released prematurely on Wednesday and Thursday. Multiple versions were obtained by The Arizona Republic, USA Today as part of the network.
Cyber Ninjas and their sub-contractors paid millions to research and write the report by nonprofits founded by prominent figures in Donald Trump’s “Stop the Theft” movement, but Cyber Ninjas CEO Doug Logan said it would not affect their work.
The Republican-reviewed draft report reduces ballot counting and election results and instead focuses on issues that raise questions about the electoral process and voter integrity.
Selection analysts say the results are based on misleading and inaccurate information.
The draft report shows that there was a difference of less than 1,000 votes between the county’s certified ballot count and the cyber ninjas hand count.
Counting by hand shows that Trump received 45,469 fewer votes than Biden. County results showed he lost 45,109.
The draft audit report said, however, that the election results were indefinite.
Maricopa County Board Chairman Jack Sellers said the overall results of the draft report confirm that “tabulation tools were calculated just like counting ballots, and the results reflect the will of the voters.”
“That should be the end of the story,” he said. “Everything else is just words.”
The draft report comes in three parts, adding about 110 pages. It recommends changes to state election laws and how to keep voter information up to date, including how ballot counts and the security of voting machines, and how the county modifies certain electoral processes.
This suggests that some concerns should be investigated by the Arizona Attorney General.
Tom Lidy, a deputy attorney for Marikopa County, handed the Republic a copy of the documents from the county on Thursday.
The lady said she could not verify that her document was an official cyber ninjas document because the county did not receive it from the Senate. He declined to say who provided it to the county but said someone dropped it off at the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office on Wednesday.
Benny White, a prominent Pima County election consultant, also provided a line-by-line analysis of a draft report he received. It had nothing to do with the county.
Results of the President and the U.S. Senate on documents provided for the County Mill, including a copy of White. He did not provide his copy to the Republic, but he verbally confirmed that the results were the same.
The results of the President and Senate from the count are found in the third volume of the draft. The first volume, Executive Summary, focuses on cyber ninjas and its subcontractors’ concerns about county elections, questioning whether there was electoral fraud and raising further doubts about the integrity of the process.
After they lost a court battle earlier this year and handed election materials to the Senate, county officials did not participate in the audit and did not answer most questions from Senate contractors about the county’s election process. There was no prior experience in selecting contractors except to be involved in the “Stop the Theft” movement.
Before the results were released, election advisers across the country warned against being skeptical of the results because they said the methods were lazy, unsafe, lacked bilateral oversight and were unlikely to deliver accurate results.
Those who received a copy of the draft report have already split it.
White said the Senate is raising bogus concerns in a way that would divert attention from the fact that the audit found that Trump lost the election by a number closely matched to the county.
“I am outraged at what the Senate has done, what it is doing here,” he said on Thursday. “They did not involve any election official in the audit. They did not involve any county officials. ”
White is part of a three-member team called The Audit Guys, which has analyzed the nationwide election and voting process. He said his team is preparing a rebuttal to the report that will show department by department how Cyber Ninjas went wrong.
“Ninjas don’t understand Arizona voting laws,” he said. “They don’t understand the structure of the voting system.”
He noted the failure of the draft report to provide specific breakdowns in the report, including key voter elements such as box, batch and printing information that allow experts to enter information.
“We have shown in the past that if they make these numbers, we are going to destroy those reports,” he said. “They’ve wasted $ 6- $ 7 million and people’s time which is unbelievable.”
Cyber ninjas reliance on a commercial database to verify voters is one of the notable issues. White said. He called the method faded and said experts who do it for a living would use data directly from the county record office, not third-party data.
White House Senate President Karen Fan claims she launched the audit to improve the integrity of the election. He said the draft report has gone out of its way to ensure that the results will create doubts about the process when the calculations do not show fraud.
“It was a conspiracy to keep Donald Trump in power in an unconstitutional way,” he said.
Vendors said he suspects supervisors will be accused of not cooperating again, failing to fill the knowledge hole of the Senate-elected contractor.
“How can we cooperate with an investigation led by people who have no idea how to conduct an election, let alone one in the second largest voting district in the United States?” He said. “The board approved the election plan, we hired and supported our election experts, and they made a fair and accurate election under Arizona law.”