The first day of an unprecedented recount of every ballot cast by Maricopa County voters during last year’s general election almost did not happen Friday.
A court battle nearly stopped it. And, as the recount was starting, officials seemed to be figuring out rules and training on the fly. Later, the daily press briefings that were promised were placed on an indefinite hiatus.
What was clear is that the 2.1 million ballots the Republican-controlled state Senate obtained through a subpoena are now fully in the custody of a Florida-based company called Cyber Ninjas. Rows of pallets piled high with boxes were surrounded by a fence on the floor of the Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
This morning the President called on the Arizona Governor to assist with more security:
After Democrats refused to fund $1 million bond for the forensic audit of Arizona’s presidential election results, former President Donald Trump is calling on GOP Gov. Doug Ducey to provide security.
“The Republican Party is demanding that Gov. Ducey of Arizona immediately provide large-scale security for the brave American Patriots doing the Forensic Audit of the 2020 Presidential Election,” Trump wrote in a statement Saturday morning from his Save American PAC. “Gov. Ducey will be held fully responsible for the safety of those involved.
“State police or National Guard must be immediately sent out for protection. The Democrats do not want to have this information revealed, and they will do anything to stop it. Gov. Ducey must finally act!”
And a breaking video that was sent to us a few moments ago reveals that we finally have a real audit, and workers are searching for special watermarks on the ballots.
The audit, which began Thursday, is being conducted by a Florida-based firm, Cyber Ninjas and it seems that they are looking into details.
As the Conservative US reported back in January about digital ID systems inventor Jovan Pulitzer testified at a Georgia State Senate subcommittee hearing.
Pulitzer suggested all absentee ballots in the state of Georgia be forensically examined and fraudulent ones identified in just a matter of hours. He called on state officials to allow the examination.
One of the county’s polling managers previously told state lawmakers that she opened a box of mail-in ballots with a batch of 110 that were “pristine” and not folded, indicating that they were never put in secrecy envelopes, as is required.
Pulitzer said that he and his team can detect if that’s the case.
He testified that he can detect many types of election fraud with a simple, easy examination of the physical ballots, by running them through forensic machines designed to detect physical signatures of the ballots.
The audit is being live-streamed from 9 different angles from the arena floor at AZAudit.org.