(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- War Room host Steve Bannon believes that initial results from the Maricopa County election audit should be out next week.
During last week’s Arizona Senate hearing on the ongoing Maricopa County audit, those conducting the audit testified on some of the revelations their forensic review has thus far revealed.
Among the things they mentioned were problems with ballot duplications. Thousands of ballots are allegedly missing the required serial numbers or have unreadable serial numbers printed over a dark black ID box making it impossible to determine if a ballot was duplicated more than once.
In the machine analysis, cyber security vulnerabilities, missing security data, and suspicious logins were found. CyFIR CEO Ben Cotton emphasized the critical need to review router and Splunk log data.
Cotton explained that these are needed because of, among other things, the November election system breach that was reported by Maricopa County, and the suspicious anonymous logons found at the system level that do not follow the pattern of normal Windows behavior.
Auditors also pointed out that in paper analysis, ballot calibration was off by an average of 1000% in some batches leading to bleed-through. This could cause overvotes or inaccurate vote attribution.
Despite the County saying that they used thick “VoteSecure” paper which limits bleed-through, Cyber Ninjas found a large number of ballots on very thin paper stock. Ballots printed on-demand at polling stations on election day have the worst calibration issues. In total more than 168 thousand ballots were affected.
According to the auditors testimony, there are 74,243 mail-in ballots with no clear record of ever having been sent out. Additionally, 11,326 people who voted do not show up on the November 7 voter rolls, but are listed on the December 4 database. What’s more, 3,981 people who voted on November 3rd registered to vote after the October 15 deadline, which is a violation of state law. Approximately 18,000 people voted on November 3 that were subsequently removed from voter rolls.
The Senate hearing concluded with a review of the 17 missing items auditors said are needed to complete the audit. Some of those items have already been subpoenaed, including router data, voting machine tokens, Splunk logs, envelope images, chain of custody documentation, and all portable media. Senator Karen Fann, who chaired the hearing said that the Senate will have to go back to court to enforce the subpoena in order to retrieve the remaining items.
In other words, the audit is far from over.