I don’t care you are, where you’re from, or even what party you typically vote for; the fact of the matter is that the 2020 general election was a complete mess. And now, thanks to results from the Maricopa County, Arizona, election audit, we have all the proof we’ll ever need – and the audit isn’t even fully complete yet.
For those like Republican state Senator Wendy Rogers, she has more than “heard enough.”
In a Thursday tweet, Rogers said that the numerous errors and mishandling of the election were more than enough to warrant a complete recall of the state’s 11 electoral votes that went to now-President Joe Biden, followed by a new state-wide vote.
She wrote, “With the tens of thousands of ballots mailed without being requested, the over ten thousand people who voted after registering after November 3rd, the failure of Maricopa to turn over the 40% machines, the passwords that Dominion still refuses to turn over, & tens of thousands of unauthorized queries demonstrating how insecure the election was, I call for the Biden electors to be recalled to Arizona & and a new election must be conducted.”
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As of right now, it’s unclear as to just what exactly will be done in the state after the audit is actually completed. I have my doubts about another full election taking place, especially so long after initial 2020 results were announced and made fact.
After all, while those who pushed for the audit and supported it would undoubtedly love to have such a recall and another more secure election take place, that’s not why they said the audit was needed in the first place.
While mistakes were clearly made that could overturn our current national leaders, the point of the audit was to merely point out exactly what went wrong so that measures to avoid those mistakes could be put in place to secure our future elections, as well as to return trust to our voting process.
The problem with that is that the still ongoing audit results show far too many mistakes and cases of possible fraud to not question the legitimacy of the current White House Administration.
As Cyber Ninjas, the firm tasked with auditing Maricopa County, made known to an Arizona Senate hearing last week, the problems with the election were quite vast.
According to the firm’s founder Doug Logan, literal “thousands of names were added to the voting rolls after election day, but are recorded as casting a ballot in the 2020 election.”
Additionally, the hearing heard that the records for some 74,000 mail-in ballots have all but vanished in thin air. While the votes exist and are on hand, there is no record of them even being requested or sent out, let alone received and counted.
Then there is what is being referred to as “SharpieGate.”
According to election officials and Cyber Ninja, all election ballots, whether found at the polls or sent via mail, are to be printed on what is called VoteSecure paper, basically a really thick and bleed-through resistant paper so that marks from writing utensils such as Sharpies and other markers can’t bleed through and cause a miss-vote.
However, numerous discrepancies caused by just such “bleed-throughs” have been found, leading experts to believe that not all ballot paper was up to snuff.
And then, of course, there are the many reports of a breach in digital voting software that could have caused an untold number of votes to be changed, deleted, or adversely affected. One such software was so out of date that experts say it could be hacked in under 10 minutes.
As an auditor and digital security expert Ben Cotton, who reported on the confirmed “unauthorized access” made to the software, says of the Maricopa County elections process, “Accountability is out the window, from an individual aspect.”
Anyone else starting to see why those like Rogers want a recall and re-election performed?
But, as I said, that may never happen. In the meantime, there are clearly some significant problems that need to be worked through before 2022. No wonder election integrity laws are all the rage right now…