From Perry, Georgia September 25, 2021
Maricopa county, which fought the audit at every step, immediately responded:
Maricopa County’s response to the cascade of claims made against its election protocols hasn’t changed in the 11 months its work has been under fire.
The issues raised are almost always based on the contractors’ lack of knowledge and not problems with the system, officials say.
County officials responded on Twitter to many of the claims as the Cyber Ninjas’ CEO and other Arizona Senate contractors presented findings Friday from their review of the county’s 2020 election.
Duplicate images of ballot envelopes? That’s normal, the county said.
Voters who sent in ballots from a prior address? In many instances, this is completely legal, the county said.
More ballots cast than voters? There’s a reason some voters don’t show up in the files, the county said.
Machines that were connected to the internet? Those aren’t part of the election system, the county said.
“The Cyber Ninjas’ opinions come from a misuse and misunderstanding of the data provided by the county and are twisted to fit the narrative that something went wrong,” County Board Chairman Jack Sellers said in a statement shortly after the three-hour presentation ended.