Last Updated on May 28, 2021
Arizona State Senator Wendy Rogers toured the floor of the Maricopa County forensic audit on Thursday, confirming that the results will probably be “legally actionable.”
Rogers, one of the most pro-America First members of the Arizona legislature, toured the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, where the forensic audit of Maricopa County’s 2020 election results is currently taking place, and was able to report back to her constitutents, and the rest of America, the current state of the audit on the ground.
I am on the audit floor at https://t.co/cBR8fVXGtY camera 6, 7 or 8. Do you see me? pic.twitter.com/xBtoNGZS8Y
— Wendy Rogers (@WendyRogersAZ) May 28, 2021
In a series of posts on social media, Rogers revealed in detail exactly what she had seen, and was able to dispel some myths about the Maricopa audit that had been put forward by the mainstream media and Arizona Democrats.
From the start of the audit, Rogers noted that the capabilities of the audit had about doubled in the capacity, with a much increased number of paper inspection tables and counting tables, allowing far more votes to be audited in a shorter amount of time. The CEO of CyberNinjas, the company hired to conduct the audit, had informed the audience that the physical data collection would now be completed by the end of June, with the full report to follow “sometime later.”
Rogers was able to describe the procedures on the floor of the audit, confirming that security was taken incredibly seriously by the volunteers and organisers. Tally sheets and ballots were only allowed to be moved if there were three things present, that being people, papers, and cameras. Contrary to the claims of Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, the data collection system used by CyFIR was “read only,” and couldn’t change any votes, with everything at the site also being videoed, Rogers said.
A retired USAF pilot who is serving as a volunteer for the audit also informed her that the chain of custody procedures for the ballots “are as precise and flawless as Strategic Air Command’s.” He further slammed Hobbs, saying it was “laughable” that she claimed the machines were compromised, when she initally claimed that they were unhackable.
In further contrast to the claims of the media, the Maricopa audit does have the databases folder that was really deleted. As National File previously reported, former Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett tweeted that the directory full of election databases from the 2020 election cycle was deleted by Maricopa County officials only “days before the election equipment was delivered to the audit,” despite being under a subpoena at the time. According to Bennett, this constitutes “spoliation of evidence.”
Breaking Update: Maricopa County deleted a directory full of election databases from the 2020 election cycle days before the election equipment was delivered to the audit. This is spoliation of evidence! pic.twitter.com/mY0fmmFXAm
— Maricopa Arizona Audit (@ArizonaAudit) May 13, 2021
With some questioning whether the audit would be “enough,” Rogers said that the results from the audit could potentially be “legally actionable,” as it would be able to determine whether errors were down to “accidental sloppiness” or deliberate intent. At the absolute minimum, the audit would be able to “inform legislation necessary to plug the gaps to restore the public’s confidence in Arizona’s elections.
“The left redefines ‘evidence’ to be proof,” Rogers said. “The way it really goes is you have enough evidence to proceed with investigation and discovery. Then you determine the conclusion based upon proof. Example: You go outside and the ground is wet. Was it due to rain? Was it your neighbor’s sprinklers? Was it morning dew? One needs more information for proof. If the courts and media stop you, then you will never discover the proof to know the truth.”
In a later tweet, Rogers described the audit in Maricopa as the “gold standard that can be used in other states where there are questions about election integrity,” adding that audits “should be more mainstream, and used more often as a check and balance,” saying that the Founding Fathers would have supported such moves.
What we are doing in Maricopa is the gold standard that can be used in other states where there are questions about election integrity. Audits should be more mainstream and used more often as a check and balance! Our Founders would want it to be so.
— Wendy Rogers (@WendyRogersAZ) May 28, 2021