Maricopa County Election Audit marred with setbacks

It stands to reason that if the election was indeed entirely legitimate in this populous county, those who claim so would be vindicated by a smoothly conducted forensic audit. I think if we have any hope of moving forward as a nation after last year’s train wreck of an election and transition period, a great place to start would be to get to the bottom of some of these claims.

It’s rather odd that we are constantly reassured that every aspect of the 2020 election was entirely safe, secure and kosher and yet the ongoing election audit process in Arizona’s Maricopa County seems to have been marred with confounding setbacks at every turn.

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has been battling with the Arizona State Senate since last year to prevent a forensic audit of November’s election, which was hotly contested by supporters of former President Donald Trump, the incumbent in what will no doubt go down as one of our most controversial elections.

In February, a judge ruled against their request to withhold the data that the state legislative body was demanding and a full forensic audit has been underway this month, although the audit team has faced as many roadblocks in obtaining the information they need as state lawmakers did when they originally sought it.

Now, Dominion Voting Machines, the election equipment and software firm that has been accused of essentially rigging the election for President Joe Biden, has quite a bit to gain from the revelation that their machines, which were used in Maricopa, were in no way manipulated or weighted to benefit the Democratic candidate.

After all, they’ve filed massive lawsuits against many of their most vocal critics, such as attorney Sidney Powell and My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell, both of whom have made very specific and bold claims against the firm.

Last week, former Republican Secretary of State Ken Bennett told One America News that the state Senate was told by Maricopa County officials that they did not have the necessary passwords to access Dominion machines used to scan ballots on November 3, 2020.

“They’ve told us that they don’t have that second password, or that they’ve given us all the passwords they have,” he said, speaking from the site of the audit in Phoenix, according to The Epoch Times.

On Wednesday, the team conducting the forensic audit alleged that they had discovered a directory of the full 2020 election databases had been deleted just days before Maricopa county election officials were set to hand over the necessary equipment to be examined.

This prompted Arizona Senate President Karen Fann to issue a letter to Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jack Sellers alleging quite a few concerns and discrepancies for which she demanded answers from the county.

 

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