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Thu May 13, 2021, 07:36 PM

QAnon followers are working with AZ senators and audit officials to overturn 2020 election results

https://www.mediamatters.org/qanon-conspiracy-theory/qanon-followers-are-working-arizona-senators-audit-officials-overturn-2020

As Arizona conducts an audit of ballots in Maricopa County rooted in baseless conspiracy theories about the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, it appears the evidence underpinning that effort and much of the work to generate support for it has come from two QAnon followers, Liz Harris and Bobby Piton.

Both Harris and Piton have frequently bragged about working with Arizona senators and audit officials -- in one case, even livestreaming a supposed meeting with Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) to discuss their findings -- but their support of the election audit is grounded in widely debunked claims of voter fraud, many of which stem from the same “Stop the Steal” allegations that the election was stolen from former President Donald Trump.

Simply put: Arizona’s election audit has a QAnon problem.

Harris and Piton’s role in the Arizona election audit

Harris and Piton have both managed to place themselves in roles of influence as two of the main promoters of the Arizona election fraud conspiracy theory, working behind the scenes with state senators and audit officials. The Arizona Republic recently reported on Harris and Piton as some of the key figures involved in the election audit.

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Nevilledog May 13 OP
guillaumeb May 13 #1
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MOMFUDSKI May 13 #6

Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 07:48 PM

1. Why did no one in Arizona take legal action to stop this fraudulent

excuse for an audit? Was there no official who was willing to file?

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #1)

Thu May 13, 2021, 07:55 PM

2. Background here:

Why Arizona Republicans are auditing election results

Findings of the audit will not result in changing the outcome of the election won by President Joe Biden because the results were already certified.

https://www.poynter.org/fact-checking/2021/why-arizona-republicans-are-auditing-election-results/

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Who started the audit and why?

Biden won Arizona by about 10,000 votes, flipping the state after Trump’s win in 2016.

Judges rejected lawsuits on behalf of Republicans seeking to halt certification of the vote or alleging wrongdoing. Maricopa County conducted a hand count audit of a sample of ballots as required by state law and hired independent firms to conduct a forensic audit of tabulation equipment. The county found no abnormalities.

But Republican state senators wanted to do their own full audit of Maricopa. (Republican Gov. Doug Ducey, who stoked Trump’s ire by certifying the results, was not involved.)

“When you have got half the people that do not trust the electoral system anymore — rightly or wrongly so — if they have questions, who is responsible for answering these questions? How do we put election integrity back into our system,” Senate President Karen Fann told KTAR News. “And that’s only what this has been about.”

In December, Arizona state Senate Republicans sent subpoenas to Maricopa County seeking images of the ballots and election equipment, and a judge ruled in their favor.

Senate Republicans hired a team including Cyber Ninjas, a Florida-based technology company lacking election audit experience. Cyber Ninjas is headed up by Doug Logan, who was part of the “stop the steal” conspiracy theories about the election that culminated in the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.

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Response to Nevilledog (Reply #2)

Thu May 13, 2021, 07:58 PM

3. Understood, but the GOP is crafting a narrative, and one that already has much footage,

to support their fantasy of a stolen election. It is all about image, and coverage.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #3)

Thu May 13, 2021, 08:00 PM

4. And if Dems were out there calling it bullshit, they'd just say we were hiding the truth.

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Response to Nevilledog (Reply #4)

Thu May 13, 2021, 08:02 PM

5. Agreed.

Reality versus alternate reality.

Which will win in 2022?

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #5)

Thu May 13, 2021, 08:31 PM

6. The Dems will win

because there are WAY more of us than them. Just gotta get out and VOTE. Simple.

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