How Google Is Changing How We Method Election Audits
Maricopa County in Arizona is undergoing a complete forensic audit of the November 3, 2020 election results, after Arizona Senate Republicans wanted to ensure the legitimacy of the votes. If all of this sounds familiar, it’s probably because of a certain former president: Donald Trump and his Republican Party raised more than $255 million in the eight weeks that followed Election Audit Day 2020. Trump kept telling his followers that he’d won the election he lost, vowing to fight against the results, and his supporters kept giving him more of their money. But as far as counted ballots, I think we’re approaching quarter of a million. Yeah, 15,000. Or maybe it was, I think we’re more than that, probably two and a quarter, maybe 250 or something. How many people do you think that’s going to be? “This board is done explaining anything to these people who are playing investigator with our constituents’ ballots and equipment paid for with real people’s tax dollars,” Sellers said. “This board is done explaining anything to these people who are playing investigator with our constituents, ballots and equipment, paid for with real people’s tax dollars.
“This is the first forensic audit done on this scale in the history of this country,” said Petersen, the Judiciary Committee chairman, a Republican who rejoined the Senate in January and also has served in the state House. Everyone who reads our reporting knows the Geller Report covers the news the media won’t. “You have rented out the once good name of the Arizona State Senate to grifters and con-artists, who are fundraising hard-earned money from our fellow citizens even as your contractors parade around the Coliseum, hunting for bamboo and something they call ‘kinematic artifacts,’ ” the county supervisors’ letter reads. Due to the potential for ballot tampering, state law prohibits pens with blue ink in the room where the recount is taking place, but the company distributed blue pens to its contractors as the audit began, according to Arizona Republic reporter Jen Fifield, who was in the room as an observer.
That is a no-no in Election Audit administration because many ballot scanners are programed to read marks made in black or blue ink, so auditors are usually instructed to use red-ink pens instead. The county’s resistance includes refusing to participate in a special meeting called Tuesday by Fann that included the auditors and the Senate’s liaison to Maricopa County-former Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett. The auditors are inspecting the paper that ballots were printed on? Paper examination table uses digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras. For example, not every storage box has paper dividers between the batches packed inside, Fann’s May 12 letter to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors chair said. States may have a process for ensuring that the correct process and procedures were followed during the course of the Election Audit. So once all the work is done, and they have a reasonable time to put the report together, then it’ll be given to the Senate as soon as I can. This can be done only after the FPA has been issued. Let’s do everything we can. It can potentially alter a ballot. One of Favorito’s consultants reviewing ballot images is Jovan Pulitzer, an inventor and former lost treasure hunter who searched for the Ark of the Covenant.
Cyber Ninjas has no previous election experience and is spearheaded by a Trump supporter who promoted false conspiracy claims last fall. Arizona’s Maricopa County Board of Supervisors finally agreed to an election audit this week of its 2020 results. The Senate responded to the Department of Justice last week. We’ll know a little bit more by the end of this week because we’ve been ramping up,” Pullen said. Steve Bannon and former President Donald Trump have already reportedly made up, but this new report from Bannon’s “War Room” show will likely make the president like him even more. Maricopa County now says that they don’t have any more passwords. “You cannot have that color ink around live ballots. Richer went to say he was tired of being silent when honest county employees who work for him have been maligned. The Maricopa County audit was ordered by the Republican-controlled state Senate and is being conducted by Florida firm Cyber Ninjas, which has no previous experience with election audits. I guess he forgot to rig his own election?