The results of the Maricopa County Forensic Election Audit for the 2020 election were recently released at a public hearing of the Arizona State Senate and people are calling into question a number of significant election irregularities. Among the many irregularities were over 17,000 total duplicate ballots, meaning thousands of people voted more than once in the election.
Joe Biden was certified as the winner over former President Donald Trump in the state of Arizona by Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and Gov. Doug Ducey on November 30, 2020. Biden won by a margin of 10,457 and received a total of 1,672,143 votes in the state, while Trump received 1,661,686 votes. A draft of the executive summary details a full hand-recount of the 2.1 million ballots, adding that they found “very little difference” between the results of the forensic audit and the official Maricopa County Canvass.
The mainstream media published the draft as a finalized claim that Biden “won” the state of Arizona, even though the official executive summary raises some doubts about the legitimacy of the audit. The audit and canvass counted 49,000 more votes than the number certified on Biden’s victory, 10,457, which is four times greater.
In the official summary, auditors found 23,344 mail-in ballots from individuals who no longer lived at the address, 9,041 more ballots returned than received, individuals that may have voted in multiple counties, 2,592 more duplicates than the original ballots, and thousands of instances where voters moved out of Maricopa County during the 29-day preceding election in the voter history phase and certified results phase. The audit also counted 1,551 votes in excess of voters who voted in the certified results phase.
25% of the duplicate ballots came in between Nov. 4- Nov. 9th, even after they knew how many ballots they needed. 98% of the ballots that came in on 2 of those days were duplicates, with the exact same surge seen in a blank ballot envelope with no signatures and scribbles that indicate a bad signature.
The ballot scoring methodology separates the findings into four categories: critical, high, medium, and low. If a ballot finding had more than 10,000 potential votes, then it would be considered a critical impact. Anything from 5,000 to 10,000 potential votes is considered a high impact. Anything less would be considered medium or low.
The mail-in ballot findings were considered a critical impact finding while the rest compiled of high and medium impacts. The report findings conclude that Maricopa County failed to update its antivirus definitions, preserve security logs, establish and monitor host baseline, and monitor the network communications baseline. The numbers don’t reconcile and appeared to break the law with duplicate ballots. There has been churning of logs, a broken chain of command, and failure to preserve many data files. Whether it is a weakness in cybersecurity or voter fraud will be hard to tell.
Former President Donald Trump praised the report, adding that there were enough fraudulent votes, mystery votes, and fake votes, to change the outcome of the election “4 or 5 times over.” He summarized some of the fraud found in the report and accused Maricopa County of intentionally deleting election data and ballot images.
“This is not even the whole state of Arizona, but only Maricopa County. It would only get worse! There is fraud and cheating in Arizona and it must be criminally investigated! More is coming out in the hearing today,” Trump said in a statement released by the Save America PAC.
Maricopa County refused to cooperate with the State Senate on the audit and went so far as to sue them at one point. While it is clear that these obstructions need to be addressed, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said he will take “all necessary actions” supported by evidence and where he has legal authority. He said he will ensure that all Arizonans have their votes accurately counted and protected.
There are more scribble signatures, blanks, and bad votes to be revealed in the audits ahead. While Democrats call it a weakness in cybersecurity, everyone else calls it corruption.