Some really spooky “irregularities” have popped up which threw a sinister twist into the audit of the 2020 election that the Arizona Senate is doing. Officials just learned that the machines were sabotaged just before being turned over for the investigation. “Spoliation” of evidence is a really big deal.
Serious irregularities revealed
Maricopa County election officials apparently “tampered with election records” and they did it “just days before the equipment was delivered to the Arizona Senate.”
The state is conducting a Forensic Election Audit of the 2020 results from Maricopa County. They may never know the truth because some Deep State operative wiped the crucial files and not “with a Kleenex or something.” The irregularities just surfaced late on Wednesday and the story is still developing.
America's Audit: What the mainstream media isn't telling you… Legal action imminent. Audit side benefit: questions of election office irregularities, breach of Voter ID information AZGOP Chairwoman @kelliwardaz reports #AmericasAudit #FinishTheAudit #ElectionIntegrity pic.twitter.com/GZVeMAx2Wj
— Arizona Republican Party (@AZGOP) May 13, 2021
What seems to have happened is that some rat with administrator privileges caused those irregularities on purpose. The saboteur got to the equipment before the machines were provided to the Arizona Senate and erased “a directory full of election databases” resulting in “spoliation of evidence.”
Under state law, that’s not recognized as a crime but instead, any trial court “may instruct the jury that it may infer that destroyed evidence would have been unfavorable to the position of the offending party.” Democrats just screwed themselves.
No wonder Maricopa County & the Democrats have been trying to prevent this audit…
— Dr. Kelli Ward ?? (@kelliwardaz) May 13, 2021
According to a letter that Senate President Karen Fann wrote to Maricopa County Board of Supervisors chairman Jack Sellers, she’s demanding answers now as to where these crucial databases went and if there are backups.
“We have recently discovered that the entire ‘Database’ directory from the D drive of the machine ‘EMSPrimary’ has been deleted.” That’s a huge no-no. “This removes election related details that appear to have been covered by the subpoena.” That means it was intentional. There were other irregularities too.
Missing ‘tally’ files
In addition, Fann writes, “the main database for the Election Management System (EMS) Software, ‘Results Tally and Reporting,’ is not located anywhere on the EMSPrimary machine, even though all of the EMS Clients reference that machine as the location of the database.”
What that means is that the “main database for all election related data for the November 2020 General Election has been removed.” She doesn’t say WTF? but everyone can hear it in their head. Somebody has some ‘splanin to do about the serious irregularities. “Can you please advise as to why these folders were deleted, and whether there are any backups that may contain the deleted folders?”
? WOW! Letter from Senate President @FannKfann to BOS regarding significant “irregularities” in Maricopa County. #AmericasAudit will help to restore #ElectionIntegrity & #VoterConfidence! ? pic.twitter.com/12RE2k2ZXk
— Dr. Kelli Ward ?? (@kelliwardaz) May 13, 2021
Lawyers for the county are still dragging their feet and refusing to “produce virtual images of routers used in connection with the general election.” The basis they claim for the irregularities is that turning the data over will expose information which will “endanger the lives of law enforcement officers, their operations, or the protected health information and personal data of Maricopa County’s citizens.”
If that’s true, Fann points out, “the fact that Maricopa County stores on its routers substantial quantities of citizens’ and employees’ highly sensitive personal information is an alarming indictment of the County’s lax data security practices, rather than of the legislative subpoenas.”
She also says they’re lying when they claim it will cost a whopping $6,000,000 to turn over the internet routers for inspection. That’s another one of the spooky irregularities. Those routers were ready to go already. They “had been disconnected from the County’s network and were prepared for imminent delivery to the Senate.” Fann says they can keep the equipment but demands access to the data on at the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. Problem solved.
Breaking Update: Maricopa County deleted a directory full of election databases from the 2020 election cycle days before the election equipment was delivered to the audit. This is spoliation of evidence! pic.twitter.com/mY0fmmFXAm
— Maricopa Arizona Audit (@ArizonaAudit) May 13, 2021
“Such an arrangement would permit Maricopa County to retain custody and monitor the review of router data, while ensuring that the Senate may access the information it requires—and to which it is constitutionally entitled—to successfully complete its audit.”
Republican party chair Dr. Kelli Ward is furious about the debacle.
Late Wednesday night, she tweeted, the AZ Senate’s exposure of irregularities will help restore “election integrity,” and “voter confidence” and suggested “that the reason Maricopa County and AZ Democrats have been trying so hard to thwart the audit is to cover up election malfeasance.” Conservative Arizona voters agree.