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Fact check: Arizona audit chief baselessly raises suspicion about 74,000 ballots
CNN ^ | July 19,2021

Posted on 07/19/2021 7:59:07 AM PDT by Rennes Templar

(CNN) - Arizona's Senate held a Thursday briefing on the ongoing Republican-initiated "audit" of the 2020 election in Maricopa County, where Joe Biden outperformed Donald Trump by enough of a margin to win the state.

The review is being conducted by Cyber Ninjas, a cybersecurity firm that has no experience in election auditing. And the company's chief executive officer, Doug Logan, made some Thursday claims that were immediately called into question by the county and independent experts.

Logan said that door-to-door questioning of Maricopa County voters is the "one way" the auditors could determine whether what they are seeing in the elections data are "real problems" or "clerical errors of some sort." "For example, we have 74,243 mail-in ballots where there is no clear record of them being sent," he said.

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Facts First: There is no evidence of either fraud or any significant error with these ballots, and certainly not "magically appearing ballots." Both Maricopa County and outside experts say there is a simple explanation for the gap Logan claimed had not been explained: the existence of in-person early voting. Contrary to Logan's claims, the ballot lists he was talking about include not only mail-in ballots but also ballots cast early in person.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: baselessdenial; baselessreporting; votefraud
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"Outside experts" say it's a "clerical error". Solves that problem.
1 posted on 07/19/2021 7:59:07 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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“The review is being conducted by Cyber Ninjas, a cybersecurity firm that has no experience in election auditing.”

... says CNN, an organization that has no experience in truthful reporting.


2 posted on 07/19/2021 8:01:13 AM PDT by coloradan (They're not the mainstream media, they're the gaslight media. It's what they do. )
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To: Rennes Templar

Communist News Network circling the wagons to defend the fraud.


3 posted on 07/19/2021 8:01:22 AM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizens Are Born Here of Citizen Parents)(Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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Stop posting these articles.


4 posted on 07/19/2021 8:01:38 AM PDT by TakebackGOP
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To: Rennes Templar

I am getting really disgusted by “news” networks, etc. putting out opinion editorials as news...


5 posted on 07/19/2021 8:02:49 AM PDT by jeffc (I'm a Patriot, and the media are our enemy)
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To: Rennes Templar

They can try and spin this however they want. When you overlay what the audit team already said (and there is much more to come - the canvas) with a statistical analysis of Maricopa County in prior elections you must demand a thorough investigation.

The media (and I include Fox) took a side in the election. They can live with the results.


6 posted on 07/19/2021 8:02:57 AM PDT by volunbeer (Find the truth and accept it - anything else is delusional)
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To: Rennes Templar

Either you have 74,000 printed ballots that you know you ordered, received and dispensed....OR you don’t have 74,000 of such ballots. It can be ‘A’ or ‘B’. The CNN analyst has no basis to say anything else...other than asking did you NOT order the 74,000 ballots? Once confirmed, the rest of this problem should be handed to the state legislature, and the chief prosecutor of the state.

Frankly, if anyone was in charge and allowed the 74,000 fake ballots to enter the system, I’d put them up on charges, and figure a year for each ballot would be enough to render punishment.


7 posted on 07/19/2021 8:04:09 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Rennes Templar

CNN? I’ll pass


8 posted on 07/19/2021 8:06:54 AM PDT by Vaquero ( Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you. )
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To: Rennes Templar

Thank God CNN doesn’t editorialize (/sarc)


9 posted on 07/19/2021 8:07:09 AM PDT by Demiurge2 (Define your terms!)
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To: Rennes Templar

Welp, that’s the kiss of death these days. Once CNN reports something you just know the opposite will turn out to be true.


10 posted on 07/19/2021 8:07:40 AM PDT by AnglePark
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To: Rennes Templar

the fake media has been instructed to always use the word “baseless” in front of any and all questions about the election.


11 posted on 07/19/2021 8:07:54 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Rennes Templar

OK, here is the refutation presented by CNN:

Garrett Archer, an election analyst at ABC15, analyzed the files and found that there were 74,241 ballots on the submitted-ballots list without a corresponding entry on the requested-ballots list, But Archer found that more than 99.9% of the ballots in question were recorded in the submitted-ballots list on October 26 or later. That is in line with the October 23 cut-off date or the requested-ballots list.

The explanation: October 24 and 25 were weekend days when county clerks didn’t update the submitted-ballot list, so they added the ballots cast by in-person voters on those weekend days to the submitted-ballot totals starting on October 26.

What they’re saying is this -— the requested-ballots list stops getting updated 11 days before Election Day but the submitted-ballots list continues to get updated until the day before Election Day.

I am not sure I understand this explanation. This is a very convoluted analysis. WHY would they updated the submitted ballots list but STOP updating the requested ballots list?

I still don’t get how that absolves them from any suspicion of anomalies.

Maybe someone smarter than me can explain it.


12 posted on 07/19/2021 8:09:27 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Rennes Templar
Over the target, Captain! Bombs away!


13 posted on 07/19/2021 8:10:07 AM PDT by Seruzawa (The political Left is the Garden of Eden of Incompetence - Marx the Smarter (Groucho))
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To: Rennes Templar

This is XiNN.


14 posted on 07/19/2021 8:10:15 AM PDT by mewzilla (Those aren't masks. They're muzzles. )
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To: Rennes Templar

I smell fear.


15 posted on 07/19/2021 8:11:31 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: pepsionice
Either you have 74,000 printed ballots that you know you ordered, received and dispensed....OR you don’t have 74,000 of such ballots.

The claim is the 74K were received but never mailed out. The county says that's because they were early voted in person so of course they weren't mailed out.

No one is claiming they were never printed or dispersed.

16 posted on 07/19/2021 8:17:59 AM PDT by semimojo
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To: volunbeer
The media (and I include Fox)...

They were the worst of the bunch. If the reports are true that have the "we did it" Murdochs conspiring with the anchors to call Arizona for Biden, they absolutely need to be charged.

Even worse IMO, at the same time they called AZ, they also reported Dems were set for a major PICK UP of seats in the house - while the voting was still happening. How many voters did that keep home?

If it weren't for the Fox criminal trashbags, we had an objective chance to win the house. These people need prosecution.

17 posted on 07/19/2021 8:17:59 AM PDT by AAABEST (NY/DC/LA media/political/military industrial complex DELENDA EST)
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To: Rennes Templar
Tammy Patrick, an elections expert who spent more than a decade working at Maricopa County's elections department, also said on Twitter that the requested-ballots list stops getting updated 11 days before Election Day but the submitted-ballots list continues to get updated until the day before Election Day.

If that's even true, there's no justifiable reason why they should stop counting requested ballots well before the "election", unless that's part of the pre-planned fraud.

In the AP (Absolute Propaganda) version of this story, the county is claiming that "nearly 450,000 more mail-in ballots were requested than returned".

Both of these claims are lies as far as I am concerned.

18 posted on 07/19/2021 8:19:44 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Der Impfstoff macht frei.)
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To: Rennes Templar

Everything that might expose these bastards is “baseless”.


19 posted on 07/19/2021 8:20:43 AM PDT by Dan in Wichita
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Oh yeah…cnn that paragon of credibility….where’s Jennifer Lawrence…


20 posted on 07/19/2021 8:21:25 AM PDT by TnTnTn
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