In the latest development of the Republican supporter of Arizona presidential votes, data from the voting system was transferred to a secret hiding place in Montana.
An unattended driver transported copies of polling data in a truck to a cabin in the community of Bigfork in northwest Montana, multiple media reported.
The State Senate Republican Liaison “confirmed that copies of the voting system data were sent to a” lab “in Montana,” an observer wrote earlier this month on an “SOS” website. created by the office of Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs (RE). “He did not specify what security measures were in place, or what the Montana lab will do with the data, or how long it will be in possession of the copies,” the note added.
Hobbs, a candidate for governor, called the Montana operation “madness.” She said audit organizers promised a “transparent” operation with cameras. “There was no camera in a cabin in Montana,” she said.
“You can’t make up that stuff,” Hobbs told CNN, who calls the operation a “fraud.” “If it wasn’t happening in front of our eyes, we wouldn’t believe it. (Watch the video above.)
Arizona Republic reporter Jen Fifield has discovered that the shack now holding the records is the residence of Ben Cotton, founder of digital company CyFIR, who is a subcontractor to the recount company. CyFIR’s parent company Cyber Technologies, also run by Cotton, appears to have the same address in the woods of Montana, which was tracked down by CNN this week.
The audit of 2.1 million votes in Maricopa County is extremely controversial. The audit was ordered by Republicans in the state Senate and relates only to races won by Democrats. The partisan magazine of Cyber Ninjas, which has no election experience, is run by conspiracy theorist Doug Logan, a promoter of the “Big Lie” that the election was rigged. He posted messages months ago that “hundreds of thousands” of new votes would inevitably be found for Donald Trump.
In an off-track operation, Cyber Ninjas agents are looking for evidence of bamboo fibers in the ballots as evidence that China interfered with the elections. One of the listeners actually appears on the same ballots he is reviewing as both a failed GOP candidate and a Trump voter.
Election officials warned that a large number of unsecured ballots may have already been tampered with or trashed and are now completely unreliable – and that tampering with the voting machines has rendered them unusable for voters. future elections.
When it comes to entering voter data from Montana, “at this point in the audit, nothing really surprises me,” Fifield told KGVO-TV, Montana’s NBC affiliate. “The Senate never gave us the full list of contractors involved and the names of the people. It was like a puzzle trying to put it all together.
State Senate Liaison Officer Ken Bennett confirmed to KGVO that the “powerful lab” is headed by Cotton. The data transported was downloaded from hard drives used by Maricopa County in the election, he said. It may or may not include voter registration data, and some of it could be sensitive, Bennett said.
Fifield said technology experts had warned of the danger of “unhindered access” in Montana to data that may contain private information about voters.
Cotton declined to discuss the data with the KGVO because he said he signed a nondisclosure agreement.
Arizona’s vote was certified more than six months ago by Republican Gov. Doug Ducey after multiple recounts found no irregularities. Joe Biden defeated Trump by 10,457 votes in the state. Biden edged his rival by more than 2 percentage points – about 45,000 votes in Maricopa County, which includes Phoenix.
Trump has told guests at his resort town of Mar-a-Lago in Florida that he believes the votes unearthed for him by Cyber Ninjas could be his path to reinstatement in the White House.
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