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Twitter Has a Field Day After COVID-19 Takes Out Arizona Election Audit ‘Cyber Ninjas’

Republicans in the Arizona State Senate announced on Monday – the same day that their findings were scheduled to be submitted to the United States Senate Judiciary Committee for review – that their final audit report of the 2020 election has been delayed because its “Cyber Ninjas” have all caught the coronavirus.

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Former President Donald Trump’s “big lie” that President Joe Biden, the Democratic Party, and Dominion Voting Systems stole the election from him is the entire foundation of the audit in Arizona which stands absolutely no chance of changing the results of the contest that Trump lost in a landslide.

There is no evidence – none whatsoever, zero, nothing – indicating that the 2020 election was rigged or that voter fraud impacted the outcome.

Still, Republican allies like Karen Fann, the president of the Arizona State Senate, have defended the unprecedented dissection of the ballot totals – which were certified by the state Board of Elections and the United States Congress – saying in a statement on Monday afternoon:

Today we are receiving a portion of the draft report from the election audit analysis team. The team expected to have the full draft ready for the Senate today, but unfortunately, Cyber Ninjas CEO Doug Logan and two other members of the five-person audit team have tested positive for COVID-19 and are quite sick. In addition to the illnesses, it wasn’t until Thursday that the Senate received the images of the ballot envelopes from Maricopa County and are hoping to have those analyzed as soon as possible to incorporate those results into the final report. The Senate legal team will meet Wednesday to start reviewing the draft report, and when the remainder of the draft is submitted, the Senate team will hold another meeting to continue checking for accuracy, clarity, and proof of documentation of findings. Once that is complete, the final report will be presented to the Senate Judiciary Committee and findings released to the public.

Almost nobody outside of right-wing propaganda circles is taking the so-called audit seriously and many suspect that today’s “unfortunate” turn of events is just another conservative stalling tactic.

Twitter really served it.



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