Sundance at CTH, Arizona Senate Hearing on Results From Maricopa County Audit – 4:00pm EST Livestream Links. And the lefties and MSM (but I redund) want you to look the other way while they try to convince you the everything was hunky and dory with the Maricopa election. As I predicted yesterday, the results are that ballots exist to cover the election, but their provenance leaves much to be desired. WaPoo, Arizona ballot review commissioned by Republicans reaffirms Biden’s victory and Report that found no evidence of fraud raises stakes for other GOP-backed ballot reviews. NYT, cited at Haut Hair, "Stop the steal" movement races forward, ignoring Arizona humiliation. Fox, cited at MSN, Maricopa County GOP audit confirms Biden 2020 victory in Arizona. Even 'Bonchie' at Red State, Arizona Election Audit Delivers Surprise Result, Per Reports
But Matt Margolis at PJ Media says Ignore the MSM: Here’s What the 2020 Maricopa County Election Audit Actually Says
“What has been found is both encouraging and alarming,” the report summary reads. “On the positive side there were no substantial differences between the hand count of the ballots provided and the official canvass results for the County.”
The summary continues:
The audit team faults Maricopa County officials for not cooperating with the audit, which would have resolved many of these obstacles. “By the County withholding subpoena items, their unwillingness to answer questions as is normal between auditor and auditee, and in some cases actively interfering with audit research, the County prevented a complete audit,” the summary explains. “This did not stop the primary goal of offering recommendations for legislative reform to the Arizona Senate, but it did leave many questions open as to the way and manner that the 2020 General Election was conducted. As a result, while many areas of concern were specifically identified, our full audit results validating the 2020 General Election are necessarily inconclusive.”
- However, while it is encouraging for voters, it does not allay all of the concerns:
- None of the various systems related to elections had numbers that would balance and agree with each other. In some cases, these differences were significant.
- There appears to be many ballots cast from individuals who had moved prior to the election.
- Files were missing from the Election Management System (EMS) Server.
- Ballot images on the EMS were corrupt or missing.
- Logs appeared to be intentionally rolled over, and all the data in the database related to the 2020 General Election had been fully cleared.
- On the ballot side, batches were not always clearly delineated, duplicated ballots were missing the required serial numbers, originals were duplicated more than once, and the Auditors were never provided Chain‐of‐ Custody documentation for the ballots for the time‐period prior to the ballot’s movement into the Auditors’ care. This all increased the complexity and difficulty in properly auditing the results; and added ambiguity into the final conclusions.
While the media is claiming that the audit report confirms Biden’s victory, it does not. “There are sufficient discrepancies among the different systems that, in conjunction with some of our findings, suggest that the delta between the Presidential candidates is very close to the potential margin‐of‐error for the election,” the audit summary explains.
Here is a table showing the discrepancies and other issues found by the audit team and the number of ballots impacted. However, the audit team notes that no single finding would necessarily favor a single candidate. “In many cases there could be legitimate and legal votes within the Ballots Impact amount.” . . .
Nice Deb at Am Great details how the Arizona Audit Finds Over 50,000 Illegal Votes; Discrepancies Due to Either ‘Malicious Actions or Severe Incompetence’. From the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 09.24.21, Twitchy: Maricopa County Responds To Trump & Others On Leaked Audit Report. MSN cites Kaelen Deese at Arizona Senate asks state attorney general for 'formal' investigation to bolster Maricopa election audit
From the Findings Summary of the Maricopa County 2020 election audit. pic.twitter.com/Ou0Dm4nVfj— Matt Margolis (@mattmargolis) September 24, 2021
Just a few days later, anyone raising such concerns was a conspiracy theorist, and probably a Russian agent.
America is showing remorse. Capt. Ed at Haut Hair, Oh my: Biden underwater .... in the Land of 10,000 Lakes?. Ace, Pew Poll: Support for Biden Falls 11 Points -- and Falls Thirteen Points Among Democrats. Also rom the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 09.24.21 Don Surber Lose the war, lose the presidency.
Rick Moran at PJ Media claims Republicans' Chances for a Senate Takeover Just Got Much Better when 88 year old Chuck Grassley decided to run for reelection.
At Reason, Steve Greenhut says Republicans Got What They Deserved in California Recall. No, Californians got what they deserved when they elected Newsome, good and hard.
Last year, the media described BLM riots as fiery, but mostly peaceful protests.
If they go on too long, BLM can expect their vaccine mandate protests eventually to be called insurrections.
WaPoo says Biden probably will release information about Trump’s Jan. 6 activities, White House says. Payback is a bitch.
Austin Bay, Mark Milley's Perception Warfare Deserves a Leavenworth Long Course, but of course, Peggy Noonan thinks otherwise, WSJ cited at Haut Hair, What Milley got right -- and wrong
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