도널드 트럼프 전 대통령의 만연한 선거 사기에 대한 거짓말을 붙잡고 보고서와 사이버 닌자를 명령한 주 상원 공화당 의원들, 그것을 수행하기 위해 고용된 경험이 없는 회사, 금요일 공개 프레젠테이션에서 결과를 자세히 설명할 예정입니다..
초안 보고서가 목요일 밤에 나타났습니다., 감사 대변인 Randy Pullen은 KJZZ Phoenix에 대한 유효성을 확인했습니다.. “최종 보고서가 아닙니다, 하지만 가깝다,” 그는 말했다.
보고서 초안에 따르면 조 바이든 대통령이 받은 회고록이 나왔다. 99 11월 선거 후 Maricopa 카운티가 보고한 것보다 더 많은 표, 도널드 트럼프 전 대통령이 받는 동안 261 카운티가 보고한 것보다 적은 투표수.
Maricopa 카운티의 공화당 주도 이사회는 목요일 밤 초안을 지적했습니다., 카운티가 정확한 선거를 치렀다는 현실을 강조하는 말이다..
“내가 이미 알고 있는 것을 확인하기 위해 Arizona Senate/Cyber Ninja 감사 보고서의 초안 사본을 깊이 파고들 필요는 없습니다. — Maricopa 카운티 감독위원회에서 인증한 후보자, 지사, 국무장관 및 법무장관 — 했다, 사실로, 승리,” 잭 셀러스 이사회 의장, 공화당 원, 성명에서 말했다.
“이는 집계 장비가 투표용지를 의도한 대로 집계했음을 의미합니다., 그리고 그 결과는 유권자의 의지를 반영합니다.,” 그는 말했다. “그것이 이야기의 끝이어야 한다. 다른 모든 것은 소음일 뿐입니다.”
양당의 선거 전문가, 소위 말하는 방식과 방법을 살펴보면 “심사,” 그 결과가 신뢰할 수 없을 것이라고 몇 달 동안 말했습니다.. 그것은 플로리다에 기반을 둔 회사 Cyber Ninjas에서 진행
, 선거 결과를 감사한 경험이 없는 사람이 이끄는 사람 반복되는 야생 음모론
부정선거에 대해. 회사와 자원봉사자 및 협력업체 따르지 않았다
표준 감사 절차, 과 관찰자
케이티 홉스 민주당 국무장관’ 사무실 반복적으로 언급
검토를 수행하는 사람이 자체 규칙을 위반한 경우.
사이버 닌자의 결과와 상관없이’ 시험, 바이든이 대통령이고 애리조나주에서 승리한 현실 11 작년 선거인단은 변하지 않는다.
아직도, 도널드 트럼프 전 대통령
만연한 선거 사기에 대한 그의 거짓말을 지지해 온 사람들은 애리조나 주 검토가 이 문제에 도전하기 위한 지속적인 노력에서 중요하다고 지적했습니다. 2020 선거 결과.
상원의 가짜 보고서 발표 전에 알아야 할 사항은 다음과 같습니다.:
우리가 여기까지 온 방법
마리코파 카운티의 선거 결과를 취소하려는 공화당의 압박은 Joe Biden 대통령이 다음과 같이 주를 이기는 즉시 시작되었습니다. 10,457 투표 — 좁은 마무리 0.4 트럼프보다 퍼센트 포인트 앞서, 부분적으로는 Maricopa에서 45,000표 이상의 이점을 얻었습니다., 피닉스와 애리조나에서 가장 인구가 많은 카운티의 고향.
트럼프의 개인 변호사, 루디 줄리아니, 선거 후 몇 주 후에 애리조나를 방문하여 마리코파 카운티 공화당원들에게 전화를 걸었습니다.. 그 크리스마스 이브에 음성 메일을 남겼습니다
Maricopa 카운티 감독관 Bill Gates, 공화당 원, ~에 대해 말하는 것 “어쩌면 우리는 이것을 고칠 수 있습니다.”
일찍 2021, 카운티의 감독 위원회는 선거 장비 및 소프트웨어를 감사하기 위해 미국 선거 지원 위원회에서 인증한 두 회사를 고용했습니다.. 해당 감사에서는 문제가 발견되지 않았습니다.
그러나 애리조나 주 상원 공화당원에게는 충분하지 않았습니다., 국가에서 보수주의자들의 압력을 받아 2020 선거 결과, 사실에 관계없이. 카렌 판 상원의장, 공개 기록 요청을 통해 얻은 구성 요소에 대한 12월 이메일 감시 그룹 American Oversight에서
, 그녀는 줄리아니와 대화를 나눴고 트럼프와 전화통화를 했다..
상원 공화당은 Maricopa 카운티의 투표 용지 및 기타 자료에 대한 소환장을 발행했습니다.. After a judge ruled that Maricopa County must comply with the subpoenas in February
, the Senate hired Cyber Ninjas
, a firm with no experience auditing elections
, to conduct a
” 3 월 31, paying the firm
$ 150,000 동안 controversially allowing it to raise outside money
Fann signed a lease for the Arizona State Fairgrounds’ Veterans Coliseum beginning on April 19, giving Cyber Ninjas a place to conduct what would become a bizarre, months-long review of Maricopa County’s ballots.
What auditors did
4 월 23, ballot counting at the coliseum began
, with volunteers streaming in to participate in a process many hoped would show Trump had won Arizona last year
. Crazy Times Carnival opened in the parking lot outside of where the review was taking place
The process was haphazard from the outset
. Observers from the Democratic secretary of state’s office documented
ㅏ host of cybersecurity and data-entry concerns
, as well as ballots themselves being mishandled and auditors failing to follow their own security protocols
한 지점에서, workers were using UV lights — which a spokesman for the review said was to check for fake ballots and bamboo fibers in ballots
, part of a conspiracy theory that Chinese ballots had been injected into Arizona’s election
, the ballot review had to be halted on May
14 because the coliseum had been reserved for high school graduations
. Ballots were moved by tractor trailer into the Wesley Bolin Building
, which the State Fair had rated as not recommended for use between May and September because of heat
The review resumed on May 24 and concluded, with ballots going back into the Bolin building for storage, 칠월 9. Fann, 그 동안에, ordered a separate machine count to take place in that building.
Throughout the audit
, Trump-aligned legislators from other states visited and toured the coliseum
. Several have sought to launch Arizona-style
” in their own states
칠월 29, the ballots were returned to the Maricopa County treasurer’s office
, and they are now locked inside a permanent vault there
, where federal law requires that they be preserved for two years
. The results of the Cyber Ninjas
’ process haven’t yet been detailed — and at one point in August
, the completion of the firm’s report on its so-called audit was delayed because several people involved
, including Cyber Ninjas CEO Doug Logan
, had Covid-19
What they’re presenting
The Arizona Senate will receive a report detailing the results of the “심사” at a 1 오후. PT presentation Friday on the Senate floor.
Fann has said it will cover Cyber Ninjas’ hand count of the 2020 results for president and one US Senate seat in Maricopa County, as well as a machine count that Fann ordered to check the Cyber Ninjas’ count’s accuracy in July, and a review of mail-in ballot envelopes for missing signatures.
The speakers at Friday’s presentation include Fann, Senate Judiciary Chairman Warren Petersen, 로건, his tech subcontractor Ben Cotton, conspiracy theorist and anti-vaccine activist Shiva Ayyadurai, who reviewed mail-in ballot envelopes, as well as Ken Bennett and Randy Pullen, who the Senate tapped as liaisons for the process.
In past meetings, the same roster of participants has made unfounded claims that were quickly debunked by Maricopa County officials and others.
One critical example that illustrates how the sham audit has given birth to conspiracy theories that have taken hold on the right: In an earlier meeting, 로건, the Cyber Ninjas CEO, said that Maricopa County had received and counted more than 74,000 우편 투표 “where there is no clear record of them being sent” to voters, and said the discrepancy merited a massive door-knocking campaign to check the veracity of the votes.
That claim was false
. 사실로, 그 74,000 ballots were early votes cast in-person
. Election experts explained that Logan had failed to understand the purpose of the early voting data Maricopa County had collected
— a mistake an experienced auditor would have been unlikely to make
. 아직도, Logan had provided fodder for Trump
, who publicly repeated the claim about
74,000 ballots at his Phoenix rally just
10 days later
, even though it had already been immediately and widely proven as false
More allegations of discrepancies coming
The draft report shows that Cyber Ninjas and their subcontractors are still seeking ways to cast doubt on the election.
It points to tens of thousands of ballots that Cyber Ninjas says it could not fully vet, saying there were inconsistencies when Maricopa County’s voter registrations were compared to a commercial data company’s records. It includes heavy caveats around those doubts, noting that they do not necessarily mean votes were improperly cast, and says the Arizona attorney general should follow up with Maricopa County officials — who stopped cooperating with the Cyber Ninjas’ 검토 — to get answers. Throughout the months-long review, county officials repeatedly batted down similar claims from Cyber Ninjas and its subcontractors.
“While many areas of concern were specifically identified, our full audit results validating the 2020 General Election are necessarily inconclusive,” the draft report’s executive summary says.
Maricopa County officials, who had seen the draft report, responded Thursday night by pointing to the results — which weren’t substantially different than the county’s final tally — and dismissing the areas where Cyber Ninjas raises concerns in the draft report.
“The #azaudit draft report from Cyber Ninjas confirms the county’s canvass of the 2020 General Election was accurate and the candidates certified as the winners did, 사실로, 승리,” the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors said on its Twitter feed.
“운수 나쁘게, the report is also littered with errors & faulty conclusions about how Maricopa County conducted the 2020 General Election,” the board said. “Board members & election officials will pay close attention to what is said at Friday’s scheduled Senate hearing & share facts as needed.”
Why experts say the results won’t be credible
The way Cyber Ninjas and its volunteers and subcontractors conducted the partisan review has led Republican and Democratic elections officials in Arizona, including GOP officials in Maricopa County, to warn that it should not be taken seriously.
Hobbs, the Arizona secretary of state and a 2022 Democratic candidate for governor, issued a 46-page report pre-butting the audit’s results. The report calls the Senate-run recount “secretive and disorganized.” It reiterates most of the issues Hobbs has cited for months; lack of security, shifting processes for screening and counting ballots, chain of custody and transparency problems. Over and over, the report notes there were no consistent procedures in reading ballots, tallying ballots and storing the ballots. One person working to examine the paper in the ballots complained that the process changed “매일, 매일!”
“It is clear that any ‘outcomes’ or ‘conclusions’ that are reported from the Senate’s review, by the Cyber Ninjas or any of their subcontractors or partners, are unreliable,” Hobbs’ 보고서는 말한다.
, the Maricopa County recorder
— a Republican whose
2020 victory was one of the GOP’s few gains in the state
, as they lost the presidential race and a Senate seat
— 출시 a 38-page letter titled “Dear Arizona Republicans”
8 월. 편지에서, he said he would still be willing to conduct a review of the
2020 election to ease Republicans
, and would do so with Fann and GOP lawmakers
— if they ditched Cyber Ninjas
“What I’m not willing to do is further indulge the biased, inexperienced, incompetent, conspiracy-theory-driven, unscrupulous, partisan Cyber Ninjas,” Richer said.
, a national expert on election audits who observed the Arizona process
, wrote in The Washington Post
: “In more than a decade working on elections
, audits and recounts across the country
, I’ve never seen one this mismanaged.
Then there’s the reality that the review has proven profitable for those conducting and broadcasting it, raising the potential for serious conflicts of interest: Cyber Ninjas has privately raised at least $ 5.7 million for the ballot review. The pro-Trump, far-right propaganda network OAN was granted extensive access — and its correspondent was simultaneously fundraising during its broadcasts for election audits.
What about the routers?
A part of the process Cyber Ninjas and its subcontractors attempted to conduct might not yet have concluded.
Maricopa County turned over ballots, voting machines and more after Senate subpoenas, but repeatedly denied the Cyber Ninjas’ request for access to the county’s network routers — which Maricopa County officials said would be a security risk.
The Senate and Maricopa County officials reached a settlement last week in which former US Rep
. John Shadegg and tech experts he hires will have access to the routers and logs showing internet activity and will answer any questions the Senate has
The county has said its voting machines were not connected to the internet during the election. Trump and his supporters have still placed the routers at the center of conspiracy theories about his Arizona loss, 그러나. At a July rally in Arizona, 트럼프는 말했다: “They don’t want to give them. They are fighting like hell. Why are these commissioners fighting not to give the routers?”
What’s next in Arizona?
Republicans who control the state legislature will likely seek to turn their findings into legislation to address anything they spotlight — rightly or wrongly — as a problem with how elections are conducted in the state.
The results Friday are also likely to provoke a strong reaction from the base of ardent Trump supporters who have bought into his lies about election fraud
. 약간, such as Republican state Sen
. Wendy Rogers and state Rep
. Mark Finchem
, 누구인가 running for secretary of state
, have said the state should decertify its
2020 선거 결과, even though there is no process in place to do so
Exporting Arizona’s “심사” to other states
궁극적으로, the risk to democracy posed by the partisan theatre that Arizona Senate Republicans have conducted in recent months is that Trump and his supporters are seizing on the misinformation it has produced and attempting to use it to influence future elections.
Trump’s allies have already tried to export Arizona’s sham
“심사” to other states
. 위스콘신에서, the GOP state Assembly speaker has tapped a former state Supreme Court justice to investigate the
2020 선거. 펜실베이니아에서, Senate Republicans are launching an Arizona-style review that they are calling a
” 의 2020 선거.
And several Republican-led states, 텍사스 포함, Florida and Georgia, this year enacted restrictive new voting laws targeting processes such as mail-in voting in the wake of Trump’s lies about fraudulent ballots.