The audit is expected to last about 60 days. That’s because most counties had been using in-person voting machines that don’t generate a physical record of the vote on paper, so there was no way to conduct a statewide hand-count before last November’s race, when the mail-in ballots constituted their own paper trail. There is no denying that a series of unusual statistical anomalies occurred with the vote counts mostly of absentee ballots early in the morning of November 4th in the 6 key states where Trump either led substantially after the polls closed (PA, MI, WI and GA), was expected to lead based on historical vote counting patterns (AZ) and was in with a chance to overcome a Biden lead (NV). Ari Fleischer, a former aide to President George W Bush, said Trump was simply saying out loud about the voting system what most losing candidates say privately. The audit, which comes after two previous audits found no evidence of fraud sufficient to invalidate President Joe Biden’s victory in Arizona and Maricopa County, has not only commandeered the attention of the MAGA movement but also of Trump himself, who has continued to push false claims that the 2020 election was stolen.
“If post-election audits are performed and completed correctly, they are taken seriously; they are a big deal, and they must be done with great precision and public transparency – not ‘flying by the seat of your pants,’ ” Edward Perez, global director of technology development at OSET Institute, a nonprofit election technology organization, wrote in a blog post. “The PA House of Representatives will not be authorizing any further audits on any previous election,” Grove said. She told Sellers that she hopes the issues can be resolved without additional subpoenas and invited him and any other county officers or employees who know about the outlined matters to attend a meeting at the Arizona State Capitol on May 18. The hearing will be live-streamed. “I’m looking forward to the County coming to the AZ Capitol to answer these important questions related to the audit,” state Sen. Maricopa County election officials tampered with election records just days before the equipment was delivered to the Arizona Senate for Election Audit the 2020 election audit, according to the Senate Liaison for the Maricopa County 2020 Forensic Election Audit. Without these records there is no way to tell if the ballot box contains too many ballots, or too few.
The GOP members have contributed money to state GOP candidates, according to a review of Wisconsin Democracy campaign records. Additionally, the audit teams found an entire database directory deleted from an election machine even though the details appear to have been covered by the subpoena. According to a summary of the audit results, both Pro V&V and SLI Compliance found that the tabulation system and equipment were using certified software, with no malicious hardware and software identified, and that the equipment in question was not connected to the internet. According to a statement released on Feb. 23, the Maricopa County Elections Department contracted with two companies, named Pro V&V and SLI Compliance, to conduct an audit of the county’s tabulation system and equipment. Saturday’s Twitter suspension comes as one of the latest issued by Twitter in connection with users repeating unsupported claims of a “rigged” Election Audit in favor of Biden more than two weeks after he was inaugurated.
Inside Racine City Hall, several people made sure every ballot counted by a Dominion voting machine on election day matched their hand count more than three weeks later. As many are focused on the results of the upcoming Maricopa County, Arizona audit of the 2020 election, people are wondering what to expect and what to look out for in the audit. Earlier Wednesday, Ward said in a video update of the audit that new information is coming out nearly every day shedding light of how poorly the 2020 election was supervised in Maricopa County. Wisconsin’s state senators are elected to a four-year term that begins on the first Monday in January following the election. While Democrats in the state have denounced the audit as a “dangerous fishing expedition,” Republicans remain concerned that there were enough voting irregularities during the 2020 election to warrant further investigation. Ward suggested that the reason Maricopa County and AZ Democrats have been trying so hard to thwart the audit is to cover up election malfeasance. Yet, the decision still turned out to be a win and a loss for Democrats because allowing the audit to continue comes with some conditions.