“We recently learned that a data center possibly leased by Cyber Ninjas … may contain records relating to the Arizona Senate review of the 2020 election in Maricopa County,” Arizona Senate President Karen Fann wrote in a letter sent Thursday. .
“Please confirm as soon as possible whether this information is correct, and if so, when and under what conditions the Senate can access the facility or its resources.”
As of Sunday, no response had been received.
Fann told The Republic that she had no idea where the data center was.
“I can’t say much,” she said. “I received information that possible records are stored in the data center.”
The newspaper and the non-profit watchdog group American Oversight sued to release the recordings.
“As much as he’d love to get away from the dumpster fire he helped start, Doug Logan is not above the law. We look forward to his removal on the 27th, and if an arrest warrant is required for the public to know the full story of the ‘audit’, then so be it,” American Oversight Senior Counsel Melanie Sloan said in a statement provided to HuffPost.
Republicans in the State Senate have hired ninjas in a doomed bid to challenge Joe Biden’s presidential victory.
The Cyber Ninjas, who had no pre-audit election experience — widely condemned as “fraud” — effectively confirmed Biden’s victory in Maricopa County about seven months after the recount began. However, this raised difficult questions about the election, which were promptly dismissed even by a number of Republicans.
Earlier this month, county election officials released a scathing report that refuted almost every claim in the voting review. He concluded that about 80 Cyber Ninjas claims were misleading or false.
The operation, funded by right-wing extremists, was led by Doug Logan, a QAnon conspiracy advocate who predicted in the months before the audit began that “hundreds of thousands of votes” would inevitably be found for Trump.
The audit attempt was a fiasco from the start. The auditors were equipped blue pens that can be used to forge ballots, and looked for traces of bamboo in the ballots, which were supposed to be evidence of Chinese interference. In addition, truckloads of voter data were taken to a cabin in Montana, 1,300 miles away, ostensibly for “special” verification.