Wendy Rogers confirms this is only a partial report. This report details the recount results but not the forensic examination of the ballots. Until we hear the full report tomorrow, we won’t know what Cyber Ninjas found.
I just talked to Doug Logan via phone. The leaked draft is simply a draft and is only a partial report. Tomorrow’s hearing will render findings of great consequence. Then he said “God is in control”. Please pray for our audit team tomorrow as they present their findings.🙏🙏🙏
The draft and final report show a hand recount of the nearly 2.1 million ballots cast in Maricopa County hewed closely to the official canvass of the results. Still, Fann and Sen. Warren Petersen, the Republicans who issued subpoenas that obtained the ballots and voting materials needed for the investigation, gave the contractors they hired to conduct the review a platform to explain their findings.
Doug Logan, a cybersecurity expert with no previous elections experience whom Fann hired to lead that review, also acknowledged the accuracy of the county’s vote tally — an outcome that had already been certified by county and state officials and confirmed by two prior audits.
“We can say that the ballots that were provided to us to count in the coliseum very accurately correlate with the official canvass numbers,” Logan stated.
The Executive Summary provides a series of recommendations to strengthen election integrity based on their audit findings.
Prohibit connecting tabulators, or the Election Management System Servers or similar equipment from being connected to the internet or any other mechanism that could allow remote access to these systems.
Require that paper stocks utilized on election day should conform to manufacturer recommendations to ensure that the paper that has been tested in the device is what is actually utilized to cast votes.
Create an election audit department in charge of regularly conducting audits on a rotating basis across all counties in Arizona after elections.
Consider financial and criminal penalties for purposely inhibiting a legislative investigation, or an officially sanction audit of an election.
Make ballot images and the Cast Vote Record artifacts from an election that is publicly published within a few days of the results being certified for increased transparency and accountability in the election process.
Require all ballots to be cast on paper by hand utilizing paper with security features such as watermarks or similar technology
Mail-in voting should incorporate an objective standard of verification for early voter identification, similar to the ID requirements required for in person voting.