Official Results: Maricopa County, Arizona 2020 Election Audit
The Audit Results
A hand recount, as required by Arizona Law, conducted by members of all three major parties found no evidence of voter fraud. On February 23, 2021, Maricopa County announced that forensic audits of its vote tabulation equipment, completed by U.S. Election Assistance Commission accredited Auditors, had found no irregularities in the machines.
The GOP sponsored audit of the election by Cyber Ninjas found the same result. There is no election fraud in Arizona.
State Senate Republicans announced the results of the Cyber Ninjas audit of the 2020 presidential election in September. It concluded that President Joe Biden had won 360 more votes than Maricopa County had awarded him in the official count. Maricopa County commented on some of the claims Cyber Ninjas had made over their audit process, ultimately stating that the organization's "inexperience led ‘auditors’ to inflammatory false conclusions".
Cyber Ninjas has no history of ever auditing an election before being hired to audit the 2020 election in Arizona.
Although their report took months to complete and millions of dollars (some of that directly from taxpayers), their findings confirm that American democracy is strong and our elections are secure.
How Much Did the Audit Cost?
Here are the Top 5 expenses listed on the Cyber Ninjas report:
$5,243,593 for Payroll and Labor Costs
$1,182,971 for Depreciation Expenses
$627,176 for Professional Services
$543,871 for Travel Expenses
$253,327 for Supplies
Cyber Ninjas Shuts Down
Cyber Ninjas is closing down after refusing to provide documents requested by a judge regarding their audit of the 2020 election. The company was requested to turn over key documents related to their investigation to provide transparency to the process and investigation. After they refused to turn over the court-ordered documents, a Maricopa Superior Court Judge ordered the organization to pay $50,000 every day they did not comply with the court order. Some Cyber Ninjas fans expressed confusion over the group’s lack of transparency.
Either unwilling or unable to provide the required documents, Cyber Ninjas is choosing to close its doors.
After the Cyber Ninjas report confirmed the results of the Official Audit, election integrity and American democracy remains intact—and a model for the rest of the world.
For a timeline of audit facts, key players, and official findings, read more with link below.