In Arizona, the final report on the Maricopa County Forensic Election Audit has been released.
The report has made several significant findings that appear to support President Donald Trump’s claims about the 2020 election.
Despite these findings, the media has largely focused only on the results of the hand recount, a report from the Federalist notes.
“There were no substantial differences between the hand count of the ballots provided and the official canvass results for the County,” the audit states.
Maricopa County, which represents the most populated city of Phoenix, provided Biden with a 45,000-vote advantage.
This gave Biden a victory by 10,457 votes.
As a result, the media has reported that the audit’s hand recount confirms Biden’s victory in Arizona.
However, the media has failed to focus on the fact that evidence indicates “tens of thousands of ballots were illegally cast or counted.”
Senate Audit Liaison Ken Bennett highlighted these issues in his report titled, “Compliance with Election Laws and Procedures.”
This is significant due to the number of votes involved.
In his report, Bennett notes the following via The Federalist:
[Massachusetts Institute of Technology engineer Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai] analyzed the early voting ballot return envelopes, on which voters were required to sign an affidavit within a signature block. That review revealed more than 17,000 duplicate images of the return envelopes. When the duplicates were eliminated from the review, Ayyadurai’s company, EchoMail, concluded that Maricopa County had recorded more than 6,545 early voting return envelopes than EchoMail determined existed. EchoMail also concluded that another approximately 500 of the envelopes’ affidavits were left blank.AdvertisementAdvertisement
Ayyadurai also highlighted several implausible statistics, such as that while there was a 52.6 percent increase from 2016 to 2020 in the number of early voting ballots, Maricopa County reported a decrease in signature mismatches of 59.7 percent. “This inverse relationship requires explanation,” the report noted, and then recommended a full audit of the signatures.
Bennett’s report on election law compliance highlighted several additional issues, but of particular note, in light of the audit report, was his reference to Arizona’s statutory requirements for individuals to be considered eligible voters, as delineated in Articles 1, 1.1, and 2 of the Arizona election code.
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“The Audit identified numerous questions regarding possible ineligible voters,” Bennett noted, while adding that because “these determinations were made from comparisons between the County’s final voted information and private data sources,” the cooperation of Maricopa County and further investigation would be necessary to “determine whether ineligible persons actually were allowed to vote in the 2020 election”…
These statutory provisions and procedures prove significant because the audit revealed that 15,035 mail-in votes in Maricopa County were from voters who had moved prior to the registration deadline, another 6,591 mail-in-votes came from voters who had moved out of Arizona prior to the registration deadline, and 1,718 mail-in votes came from voters who moved within Arizona but out of Maricopa prior to the registration deadline.
In the end, the media continues to push the central narrative that “the audit confirms Trump lost,” but fails to acknowledge the significance of Bennett’s report on the tens of thousands of ballots were illegally cast or counted.