Congressional Democrats with the responsibility of leading the House Oversight and Reform Committee have opened a critical probe into the Arizona “audit” firm “Cyber Ninjas.” The firm is conducting an audit of Maricopa County’s ballots following the 2020 election and had conducted the hotly contested review of the ballots.
Democratic Reps. Carolyn Maloney, the committee chair, and Rep. Jamie Raskin, in a Wednesday letter, requested documents and communications from Cyber Ninjas CEO Doug Logan proceedings from the company’s audit that rendered voting machines in the state suspicious and useless. The letter allegedly mentions Logan over his firm’s “lack of election audit experience,” their “reported mismanagement of the audit in Maricopa County,” and his (Logan)”own bias and history of allegedly welcoming conspiracy theories related to the election.”
“The Committee is seeking to determine whether the privately funded audit conducted by your company in Arizona protects the right to vote or is instead an effort to promote baseless conspiracy theories, undermine confidence in America’s elections, and reverse the result of a free and fair election for partisan gain,” Maloney and Raskin posited in the nine-page letter. They also said that the Committee is specifically concerned that the firm’s actions could undermine the alleged integrity of federal elections and interfere with Americans’ constitutional right to cast their votes freely and to have them counted.”
A Republican Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar, part of the House Oversight Committee, responding to the letter, suggested on Twitter that the audit was making Democrats “worried” due to its effectiveness. “Now congressional Democrats are trying to insert themselves into a state election issue. They seem very worried about something,” he stated.
Fann formerly stated that Cyber Ninjas had told the congress that they would report on the total cost of the operation after the audit is complete and that they would comply all with federal reporting requirements.