The audit should be completed by late June, and the results will be sent to the Arizona Senate. Since the results of the 2020 presidential Election Audit in Fulton County were approved months ago, the audit cannot alter them. Mohammad Shafiq had a disagreement with Madison County sheriff candidate Clayton Lowe, and thought he would get back at the man by helping his opponent win the 2012 election. Miguel Hernandez visited an elderly woman shortly before the 2017 Dallas City Council Election Audit, collected her blank absentee ballot, filled it out, and forged her signature before mailing it back. While the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals recently sent this case back to the federal district court for further consideration of some of PILF’s specific requests, the court’s ruling nevertheless made it plain that voter privacy should remain a primary consideration for the lower court. In his recent opinion piece (“North Carolinians have the right to know about foreigners voting in their elections”), J. Christian Adams mischaracterizes both why he’s seeking sensitive information about North Carolina voters and a court’s recent ruling protecting it. We illustrate precisely why North Carolina voters have grounds to be concerned about the misuse and abuse of sensitive voter information: In Virginia, Election Audit PILF previously sought and made public the detailed contact information of thousands of Virginia voters who were flagged by the state as being “potential noncitizens.” PILF accused some of these Virginians of voting illegally, forcing some of these same voters to file intimidation and defamation claims against the organization in order to clear their names.
And that’s what we believed could happen to even more voters in North Carolina should PILF prevail. Despite two independent audits that found no evidence of fraud, and despite the state already certifying the 2020 election results an “audit” of the more than two million ballots cast in Maricopa County, Ariz., is currently underway. Upon investigation, his ruse was discovered, and he was charged with two counts of perjury, three counts of tampering with evidence, and two counts of voter identification fraud. In the end, the IRS says that there are three possible outcomes from an audit. The Arizona legislature clearly has the power to investigate and examine election reform matters,” the ruling says. “The Subpoenas also do not violate separation of powers principles. For example, the State Board’s post-election audit in 2017 identified a mere 41 non-citizens with legal status who cast ballots in the 2016 election from nearly 4.8 million ballots cast.
The board noted that confusion about immigration law and citizenship status was often to blame in the case of these ineligible voters voting, not intentional voter fraud. The audit also identified 34 additional voters who were flagged as noncitizens but subsequently provided proof of citizenship, highlighting the fact that data matches alone are not sufficient to verify citizenship, especially when a voter can be flagged simply for failing to correctly complete the citizen status “check box” on a voter registration form. Hernandez was the first person arrested as part of a larger voter fraud investigation in the Dallas area, stemming from claims by elderly voters that someone was forging their signatures and the return of nearly 700 mail-in ballots all signed by the same witness using a fake name. In attacking the Arizona forensic audit of the 2020 presidential election Democrats are using the same technique they used to get the Russia collusion hoax going: Plant a fake news story with a media ally and then cite the fake news story as justification for legal action, without having to produce any independently verifiable evidence of their own.
Dominion and the Democrats also told you Sleepy Joe Biden beat Donald Trump too, didn’t they? And building a case to impeach a now private citizen after the fact, should have taken far more than the 24 hours Democrats devoted to their travesty. The board, in turn, gave PILF all of the voter information they could legally provide without violating federal privacy laws – but Adams’ organization still sued for more. The lowest rating was a B, issued because “Absentee Voter Counting Board precincts provided more applications to the County than there were voters in those precincts. In this volatile political moment, voters of color falsely accused of illegal voting are justifiably fearful of threats and intimidation. Concerns over mass mail-in balloting are essentially a Republican issue. Nonetheless, in February, the county enlisted two professional, certified elections-equipment companies to analyze the oft-voiced concerns regarding the Dominion tabulation software and hardware.