U.S. House Democrats launched a partisan investigation into Arizona’s forensic audit of the 2020 presidential election, accusing the state’s Republican-led Senate of pushing “the big lie” of voter fraud allegations.
House Oversight Committee Democrats, led by Chairman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), penned a letter Wednesday to the CEO of software security company Cyber Ninjas – the group handling the technical side of the audit – demanding answers about their methodology.
“We are writing to request information about Cyber Ninjas’ participation in an ‘audit’ of nearly 2.1 million ballots cast in Maricopa County, Arizona, in the 2020 election,” the committee wrote.
“We are concerned about your company’s role in this highly unusual effort, given Cyber Ninjas’ apparent lack of experience in conducting election-related audits; reports that the company engaged in sloppy and insecure audit practices that compromised the integrity of ballots and voting equipment and were questioned by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ); and evidence that you and other individuals funding the audit have sought to advance the ‘big lie’ of debunked voter fraud allegations in the November 2020 presidential election.”
This comes after Arizona Senate Leader Karen Fann warned Tuesday that the audit findings set to be released in days will show that the official ballot totals of the 2020 Maricopa County election don’t match with the totals found by the Senate auditors.
“They haven’t released a number yet, if you will, however we do know that those numbers do not match with Maricopa County at this point,” Fann told The Mike Broomhead Show.
This move by the oversight committee could potentially violate Article I, Section 4, Clause 1 of the United States Constitution, which states that the power to oversee elections is granted exclusively to state legislatures within those states.
However, Congress may make alterations to the federal election laws followed by the states, but in this instance, that doesn’t include how states conduct election audits.
Department of Justice Attorney General Merrick Garland also appeared to violate the constitution by sending a similar letter to the Arizona Senate president alleging ballot insecurity “potential voter intimidation,” citing only media reports.
This is just another step in Joe Biden and the Democrats’ full-blown damage control effort to prevent more audits from taking place in states like Pennsylvania and Georgia, where calls for audits into the 2020 election are gaining momentum.
Read the Dems’ letter to the Cyber Ninjas: