Why the AZ Senate chose Cyber Ninjas to handle the audit

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We talked with Senate President Karen Fann, a Republican from District 1 about the ballot audit happening in Arizona. She was hoping they would be farther along than they are right now but also believes they are doing “pretty good.” We talk about a former lawmaker looking over ballots, and if she is concerned he is there. She said the Senate is not over who is, and she is not sure why he is there or how he got there.

She doesn’t know if it is a “great thing.” She also explains that he is a voter so, “it is what it is.” She said it is difficult when there are more distractions from the audit. She wants to get the audit over with.

We asked about local media having to get a court order to get access to the audit. She said they didn’t want the media waking all over and making it a “three-ring circus”. She gives examples of trespassing and why they pushed back against the media.

We also talk about the Cyber Ninjas and why they were chosen. She said they talked to other senators and other states. There were a lot of conversations with other people that led to them. Cyber Ninjas is the primary contractor, but they also have three other firms that are doing this. The other firms have worked for homeland security and done audits before.

Fann said people will always be concerned. She said the Democrats do not want this audit done. She thinks there is ‘almost like a reverse conspiracy theory now.” She said this election audit is not about Trump but about having a solid electoral system and that the people deserve answers. “Who is going to answer their questions?” Fann said.

Fann thinks they will find some irregularities but hope there is no fraud. She explains they choose only these elections to audit because it is already a huge undertaking, so they undertook the senate and presidential election. We asked all of the questions people are wondering about the election audit in Arizona with one of the main people behind the audit.

Karen Fann, Senate President

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