Friday, April 16, 2021
"Arizona Audit" Updates: Fmr Secy of State Can't Convince Companies Audit Is Not Part Of "Big Lie"; Notorious Atty Lin Wood Is Major Funder AND Has Ties To Head "Cyber Ninja"
Two related updates today on State Senate President Karen Fann's slow-moving effort to recount Maricopa County's November Presidential election ballots.
First, former Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett - who has become "the liaison for the AZ Senate" in the audit effort - has been unable to convince two publicly-owned tech companies that his effort to recruit volunteer observers for the recount is legitimate and is not an effort to promote election misinformation - known to some as the "Big Lie".
Yesterday, Bennett cried "censorship" after Google removed his recruitment form. He announced that he had re-posted the form on Wuhoo/Survey Monkey. It did not take long for that company to also disable his account.
Bennett has declined to answer questions from several reporters (including Arizona's Politics) about how he will ensure that the volunteer observers who claim to be Democrats are not simply re-registered Trump supporters trying to give the Senate GOP's effort a false veneer of objectivity.
In the second development, the center-left website TalkingPointsMemo.com reported today that the connections between the lead auditor for the effort - Doug Logan of Cyber Ninjas - and admittedly-biased former Trump attorney Lin Wood are far more extensive than previously reported.
Wood apparently provided Logan (and others) with a home and office during late 2020 in order to support his investigations into any possible fraud in the Presidential election.
Further, Wood has contributed $50,000 of the $150,000+ in private donations raised to assist Fann's recount.
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