Arizona forensic audit of ballots in the state’s largest county will be released Friday, Sep 24. What can we expect from Arizona audit?
Senate President Karen Fann, a Republican, will be briefed at 1 p.m. EDT in public on the findings from Cyber Ninjas and CyFIR, two contractors hired by the Senate to inspect voting machines and review the 2.1 million ballots cast in Maricopa County, home to the city of Phoenix.
Here are 10 meaningful questions the audit could answer, according to Just the News:
- Did election ballots that were mailed in get lost or damaged before they were counted?
- Did all mail-in ballots have required signatures that matched eligible voters?
- Were Election Day ballots treated differently during the counting process than mail-in ballots?
- How many ballots were flagged by vote counting machines — and why were they flagged — to undergo a separate review known as digital adjudication, where humans looked on screens to confirm the intent of the voters? Republicans have said they believe as many 200,000 ballots went through this process.
- Did election clerks handle duplicate ballots correctly? These are ballots that didn’t scan properly and required a clerk to manually make a replica of the ballot to run through the scanners a second time. Maricopa County officials told Just the News that 27,000 such duplicate ballots were made and counted in the November election.
- Was there any evidence of illegal ballot harvesting, where a third party collect multiple ballots from voters and delivered them?
- Were all paper ballots on the required security-enhancing paper and identified by requisite serial numbers? Cyber Ninjas has told the Senate it was making an effort to “identify any ballots that are suspicious and potentially counterfeit.”
- Did Arizona’s SiteBook system, used for checking in and tracking voters, work properly, and did any voters improperly skip through that security check?
- Were there any voters who cast ballots but aren’t listed as voting or who weren’t listed in the poll books as legally allowed to vote?
- Were there any discrepancies in vote tallies during the various stages of the process, from registration through vote casting, vote counting and adjudication of disputed or provisional ballots?
First look at draft of Maricopa County forensic audit report
According to a draft copy of the findings, a hand recount of the nearly 2.1 million ballots cast in Maricopa County hewed closely to the official canvass of the results approved by county leaders.
The leak comes less than 24 hours before a scheduled presentation in the Arizona Senate, where President Karen Fann and Sen. Warren Petersen, are giving the contractors they hired to conduct the review a platform to explain their findings.
Here the draft of election audit report:
DRAFT of Arizona report shows thousands of potential illegal ballots
As we learned this was an early draft. It was not the report that will be released later on Friday.
Wendy Rogers, State Senator from Arizona had this to say:
This was only a draft of a portion of the audit report. Wendy Rogers says after talking to Doug Logan – “Tomorrow’s hearing will render findings of great consequences.”
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