On Wednesday, May 5th, the Senate’s liaison to the audit, former Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, a Republican, confirmed that the GOP-led Senate is negotiating with a California nonprofit to conduct a new and separate audit of Maricopa County’s 2020 fall Election Audit votes. Nonetheless, the subtotals used by the Maricopa County Elections Department to tally its 2020 election results are not the same as the subtotals being created by Cyber Ninjas’ hand Election Audit count team. The public will be able to watch auditors go over election discrepancies this week connected to a Windham state representative race. We will be a country run by a Republican Party in league with fascist parties around the world, including Golden Dawn in Greece, Fidesz in Hungary, and the Law and Justice Party in Poland. If a public servant doesn’t address (crazy) concerns, we as a country are just allowing that narrative to fester. Audits are conducted publicly and results made public. This allows those auditors to examine the ballot more fully than if they handled the paper ballots themselves, and also offers more transparency since the public can also see what the auditors are seeing.
Where that leaves the public and partisans is an open question. Republican leaders of the Pennsylvania legislature are coming under growing pressure to conduct a new review of the 2020 Election Audit, as former President Donald Trump and his supporters continue to make false claims that the vote was rife with widespread fraud. In December 2020, twenty-six Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania submitted a resolution seeking to decertify their state’s election results, claiming proof of “substantial irregularities and improprieties associated with mail-in balloting. The statewide risk-limiting audit of the presidential election will confirm the accuracy of ballot-counting machines by comparing the results from a hand count of randomly selected paper ballots to the previously printed results from tabulation machines. 4. The Ballots will be divided into 4 separate sets of ballots. The audit will validate every area of the voting process to ensure the integrity of the vote. For counties that use vote centers, 2% of vote centers or 2 vote centers (whichever is greater). The new Georgia audit is markedly different from the one happening in Maricopa County, AZ, where millions of ballots are being recounted by hand. Maricopa County, Arizona, is one such place. Not Again: Maricopa County, Ariz. For example, after 2020’s Election Day, Maricopa County was required to conduct a hand count of 52 batches of early ballots-which Bennett said was insufficient to attest to the county’s results, where Biden beat Trump by 45,109 votes.
RELATED: I watched the GOP’s Arizona election audit. Franklin County State Rep Rob Kauffman and Adams County State Senator Doug Mastriano were checking out the GOP’s partisan audit of the 2020 election. From the beginning, many were concerned that Cyber Ninjas’ audit would be tainted by the fact that CEO Doug Logan is a “Stop the Steal” conspiracy theorist who authored a document the Kraken herself, Sidney Powell, posted on her website as proof the election was stolen from former President Donald Trump. We looked at the website for the USEAC and can find no list of entities who have current accreditations. If they don’t find it they are going to intellectually manufacture it. Just finding out what happened is the cover, as it has been in Arizona, because who doesn’t want to find out what happened, after all? The second process underway Wednesday was a novel process created by a “failed treasure hunter,” as Georgia Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s office put it in January, who has positioned himself as an adviser to Trump-supporting Republicans. Trump lost Arizona and Georgia by a total of fewer than 23,000 votes.
While speaking before the Georgia elections subcommittee on Wednesday, Trump campaign attorney Rudy Giuliani also pointed to the potential fraud seen in a leaked video of ballot processing at the State Farm Arena in Fulton County – in which observers were allegedly told counting was completed for the night. Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman, a Republican by the way, told The Washington Post she is “very concerned” about the ramifications Arizona’s process could have for every state. Pulitzer had pushed unsuccessfully for a statewide audit of Georgia’s election results, even after two recounts by the Republican secretary of state confirmed that Biden won the state. Republicans argue that the measure is necessary to increase transparency in the highly controversial 2020 election, as well as our election system in general. “I think Republicans can count votes on ballots as well as Democrats or Libertarians or independents,” Bennett said. A close contest can be part of an election as it is not uncommon for a handful of votes to determine the outcome of the election. REPORTS THAT VOTES WERE COUNTED OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA aka:OCONUS IS OUT OF SCOPE AND NOT PROVIDED FOR IN THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION. “I’ve never heard of anybody ever having an outside company of any sort come in and do an audit in that manner,” said Marion County Supervisor of Elections Wesley Wilcox.