2021 Maricopa County presidential ballot audit

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The 2021 Maricopa County presidential ballot audit, commonly referred to as the Arizona audit, was an examination of ballots cast in Maricopa County during the 2020 United States presidential election in Arizona initiated by Arizona Senate Republicans and carried out by private firms. Begun in April 2021, the audit stirred controversy due to extensive previous efforts by Trump and his allies to overturn the election and due to assertions of rule violations and irregularities in the conduct of the count, leading to claims that the audit was essentially a disinformation campaign. By early August, no evidence of widespread fraud had surfaced. The auditors released a report on September 24, 2021, finding their ballot count increased Biden's margin of victory by 360 votes.

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  • 57,734 ballots with serious issues were identified in the audit. These issues include improper voter registration, improper votes, and discrepancies in the registration. This is a conservative estimate, as there were other identified problems that were not quantified nor included in that total, likely resulting in a much larger number of flawed ballots. Additional issues identified: backdated registrations, multiple voter registrations linked to the same voter affidavit, voters without records in a commercial database, and printing defects rendering thousands of ballots as suspicious.
    There were more than 10,000 double votes across county lines.
    Tens of thousands of ballots cast from individuals who had moved prior to the election and could not have physically received their ballots, legally.
  • All defendants, including Cyber Ninjas, are ordered to carefully secure, protect and preserve from deterioration, mutilation, loss or destruction any and all records in their custody, possession or control that are reasonably necessary or appropriate to maintain an accurate knowledge of their official activities concerning the 2020 Maricopa County election audit, including records of the performance, funding and staffing of said audit,
  • The CEO of a cybersecurity firm hired by Arizona Senate Republicans to audit the 2020 election results in Maricopa County said Friday he found more than 57,000 problem ballots
    Doug Logan, the CEO of Cyber Ninjas, said his team found 57,734 ballots with serious issues, the Gateway Pundit reported. In the official statewide count last November, only 10,457 votes separated Joe Biden from Donald Trump.
  • I will take all necessary actions that are supported by the evidence and where I have legal authority. Arizonans deserve to have their votes accurately counted and protected.
  • Thirty-four thousand, four hundred and forty-eight total images: of which seventeen-thousand three-hundred and thirty-two ... three hundred and TWENTY two were duplicates, from seventeen-thouand one-hundred and twenty-six unique voters. This by the way, we'll get to it, was not reported in the report.

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