Teams conducting a forensic audit in Arizona’s largest county said on July 15 that they want more items to complete their review, which has turned up several major discrepancies.
The auditors, led by Florida-based Cyber Ninjas, conducting a forensic audit in Arizona’s largest county said on June 15 that want more items to complete their review, which has turned up after several major discrepancies. The items include ballot envelope images, router images, Splunk logs, hard drives that contain details about the 2020 election in Maricopa County, and a breakdown of the county’s policies and procedures as they try to complete a review that started almost three months ago.
They believe the information could help clear up issues that have been identified.
During the hearing at the Arizona state Capitol, Doug Logan, CEO of Cyber Ninjas, told senators that auditors could find no record of the county sending more than 74,000 mail-in ballots. He also posited auditors discovered that roughly 18,000 people voted but were removed from voter rolls “soon after the election, 11,326 people who were not on the voter rolls on Nov. 7, 2020, but appeared on the rolls on Dec. 4, 2020, and 3,981 persons who voted after registering after Oct. 15, 2020.”
The CEO of CyFIR, Ben Cotton, a subcontractor working on the audit, said the analysis of the election management system and network revealed “severe cybersecurity problems,” including that antivirus programs weren’t up to date.
Warren Peterson, chairman of the state Senate’s Judiciary Committee, said at the hearing said that if auditors don’t receive the requested items, they’ll produce “an incomplete report.”