that guy in AZ Wrote:
The official slogan of the Washington Post since 2017 is "Democracy Dies in Darkness". All you need to verify that truth is to follow the "audit" in Arizona.
Arizona Senate President Karen Fann and other Republicans in her caucus are fighting to keep secret the records of the 2020 election audit they are directing despite a judge's order that they "immediately" hand over all communications related to the effort.
Fann, R-Prescott, Sen. Warren Petersen, R-Gilbert, and the Arizona Senate filed a petition in the Arizona Court of Appeals on Wednesday in hopes of overturning the order.
The case initially was brought by American Oversight, a nonprofit group founded in part by former Obama administration officials to investigate the Trump administration. The Arizona Republic also sued the Senate for communications related to the audit, including messages between the Senate and Cyber Ninjas. That separate lawsuit also named Cyber Ninjas as defendants.
After Kemp issued that order last month, Cyber Ninjas released information showing that nonprofits aligned with former President Trump have spent more than $5.6 million funding the audit.
The financial figures provided by Cyber Ninjas, a company ostensibly hired for its counting prowess to run the audit, included a $50,000 discrepancy.
Many of the individuals raising money for the audit have repeatedly claimed, without evidence, that Joe Biden's win in Arizona was fraudulent.
Cyber Ninjas also continues to fight the lawsuit brought by The Republic. After a request for a change of judge was denied, Cyber Ninjas asked the Arizona Supreme Court for a new judge.
Both the Arizona senate and Cyber Ninjas are digging themselves into a deeper hole.
Cyber Ninjas, the Florida-based company reviewing Maricopa County's ballots for the Arizona Senate, missed its deadline to send Congress information about its procedures, funding and other matters relating to its examination of the election results.
The House Oversight and Reform Committee, the House's main investigatory panel, gave Doug Logan, the company's CEO, until July 28 to produce the information it requested two weeks earlier.
The Democratic-led committee remains hopeful Logan and Cyber Ninjas will produce the information, but it was unclear Monday when — if at all — any information will be handed over.
Neither Logan nor his company have experience doing the kind of ballot review they have undertaken in Arizona.
As I mentioned above, Karen Fann is trying to keep the records of the audit secret IN DEFIANCE OF A JUDGE'S ORDER. Now, Cyber Ninjas did not complete with the House Oversight Committee. Since the committee has subpoena power, it is going to get the records anyway, so Dough Logan is pretty well screwed, no matter what.