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2021-09-26 07:00 by Karl Denninger
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What did we learn Friday?

1. Maricopa claimed there were no duplicate mail-in ballots.  In fact there were far more duplicates than those required to change the outcome in the Presidential race.  That has now been established.  Either (1) Maricopa lied but actually de-duplicated the ballots (meaning the results stand) or Maricopa did not de-duplicate the mail-in envelopes and the results are impossible to validate because some 17,000 duplicate votes were cast.

2. Maricopa lied about their election management system never being connected to the Internet.  It has been conclusively and forensically established that indeed it was.  When it was is immaterial; the lie, standing alone, is enough.

3. Maricopa intentionally violated federal law in the maintenance of electronic records specifically including the chain of custody by not issuing individual login credentials to the authorized users for each function.  This is a direct violation of federal law and it was an intentional act.  These are laws, not suggestions.

4.  One or more people intentionally destroyed security logs.  At least one such person has been positively identified.  That is a criminal act, standing alone, and must be prosecuted.

5. The databases were intentionally destroyed by one or more persons.  The person who did #4 either conspired with said person(s) who destroyed the databases, was the person who did so, or did so to cover up the act without knowing who committed the first act.  Whatever the facts on that linkage may be it was a deliberate, criminal act standing alone and must be prosecuted.

6. The so-called "auditors" hired by Maricopa are criminally incompetent or even worse, actively involved in the above.  They must be named and prosecuted.  Specifically, they failed to inspect the unallocated disk space on the EMS, a basic part of forensics as criminals often delete evidence of their activity.  Said material was still there, so had the "auditors" hired by Maricopa been competent they would have discovered it.

What was not proved was that Trump won.  But what was proved was that there is no honest assertion that can be made that either of the two Presidential candidates in serious contention won.  The margin of victory is within the margin of dispute and it has been proved that electronic records critical to validate what occurred throughout the election process were deliberately destroyed by persons(s) who had physical access to the systems in question, with at least one such person being allegedly identified by security camera footage.

There may well be more here -- but what's been discovered thus far and proved (and for which the evidence is now in the public domain) shows that:

1. The election in Maricopa County for federal offices, including President, was not conducted in accordance with Federal Law.

2. The results, based solely on the count of duplicated ballot envelopes (people who voted more than once), which exceeds the margin of victory for the Presidential Office, are not able to be confirmed since once duplicate ballots are removed from the envelopes it is impossible to identify them.  Maricopa county claimed no such duplicates exist.  We now know more than 17,000 in fact do exist and the envelopes still exist.  What we cannot prove one way or another is whether the ballots inside those envelopes were counted and, if only one was counted, which one was counted.  We thus have no way to know who won.

3. The persons running the election have made materially false statements on an intentional basis about the equipment never being connected to the Internet.

4. The persons running the election both deliberately destroyed data related to the election in direct violation of Federal Law and, as a separate and distinct offense, attempted to cover up that destruction and identification of the person who did so.  This act, standing alone, demonstrates intent to tamper with the election results.

5. The vast majority of said deliberately destroyed data was not recoverable and likely is not recoverable.

By forensic evidence, not presented and unrebutted, the outcome of the election in Arizona was falsely certified.

What's the remedy for this?

That's a separate debate -- but that this one county alone did in fact corrupt their election, did so intentionally, and did so in such a fashion that at this time it not possible to know what the result actually was is not subject to reasonable dispute.

Finally, not only was their forensic computer person credible he displayed exactly the process that I, as a person skilled in the art and who has performed computer forensics, would utilize.  I found no fault in his procedures, his process and analysis.  Not did I find him to make a single unproved assertion of fact.  This is exactly what a professional is supposed to do in this field.

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I've always said that vote by mail is fraud waiting to happen. Hopefully a bunch of local elections people go to prison for breaking the law.

A change I'd like to see happen is once counting starts, no news reports in or out of any kind so none of the people counting the ballots knows who is ahead or behind. And also, no news reports about outcomes until all polling stations are closed.
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There is no reason to delete security logs if everything was done correctly. The only reasons to do that are to obfuscate tampering or cover some other crime.

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I'm not going to hold my breath on criminal prosecutions, especially of the guy on video, because... he might talk. He'll probably end up dead if that's going to happen.

I do look forward to other audits being done, like the four in texas.

I don't look forward to the media coverage of them, because I'm sure I'll be disappointed by it just like I was this time.

Thank you.

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And no one will go to jail and nothing will change. The United States of Corruption.

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Thanks for the analysis Karl. It seems there is more evidence every day of the transformation of this country into a banana republic.
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And yet, the reporting from MSM was that the results of the audit showed Biden won by more than originally reported. That is what most people heard. Shameful.
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Thank you, Karl. This is a terrific demonstration of slicing through the bull**** (on both sides) and highlighting EXACTLY what is known and unknown. That there was deliberate and felonious activity of various descriptions involved in this county is beyond question. How many others?

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Good morning @Tickerguy...
I'm a retired Chief Audit Executive at three different corporations with CPA, Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and other certifications. I could not agree more with Karl's assessment of the auditors' presentation. The auditors were very professional in their work. The objective of an audit is to establish the facts, summarize their audit observations in a report and to make recommendations to management to correct the internal control deficiencies. It's also up to management (State or County officials) to pursue prosecution or to take necessary personnel action. The Arizona citizens need to pressure these officials to hold the perpetrators responsible for their illegal actions.
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and, sadly.. nothing will happen.
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If this is what was happening in Maricopa County, Pima County (Tucson) is probably even worse.
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Ya-but...

I read at cnn.com that the audit was a waste of time because all it did was prove Biden one the county. I also read that the word "guys" is hate speech, the Border Patrol is whipping innocent Haitian migrants, it's not fair to exclude the J&J vaccine from the booster list, and that the only people that get sick from COVID are the unvaxxed who are a threat to the vaxxed. Makes sense to me! /s
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We've reached the point in our country where laws are routinely ignored by one side, except when it comes to aggressively and punitively enforcing them by that same side against their political opponents.


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Great summary, KD.

The most damning evidence for me in multiple states is the blind acceptance of absentee mail-in ballots. In 2016, the rejection rate was between 3% and 5% nationwide. This makes sense when you consider how dumb the bottom 5% are in this country. It should come as no surprise that they cannot properly follow instructions on a ballot.

With so many first-time voters in 2020 and even more people voting by mail for the first time, it would be reasonable to assume that this rejection rate should double and be close to 10%. That didn't happen. In fact, it went the other way-- it declined by roughly an order of magnitude! 90% of people didn't suddenly learn how to complete the ballot even though they had 4 years to do so.

Anyway, I think the willful acceptance of these "invalid" absentee ballots was more than enough to make a difference in the results of the presidential election.

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great assessment. Thank you Tickerguy.

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Great article as usual Karl.

As most of us suspected...we knew there were inflated Biden votes and tampering of the election equipment. It will be interesting to see where this will go. Common sense says to invalid all of the votes in wherever counties election fraud occurred. Also, all parties whoever participated in election fraud need to be procecuted.
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yawn, when will their entire election board and permanent staff who in most states are POS govt workers be fired for cause, stripped of their benefits and appropriate people prosecuted?

Oh yea, never.

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And now we have the blueprint for every election going forward. No one is going to fix this. You can't even get people to cancel their twatter, facebag and cable TeeWee and google accounts even though they know full well that those are the support mechanisms of the left. Amerikans just won't give up entertainment and just don't do inconvenience. Better to just bitch about being censored and tune into the frauds on fox newz and AM radio.

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Gee, blatant fraud, no consequences, and, the clock was run out, so, no matter the real results, the outcome stands.

Now where have I seen that playbook before?
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And Nothing..... (as expected, Karl was right)


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Thanks Karl. Two notes:

1. Perhaps you should be more specific and state Maricopa Board of Supervisors (BoS) as they are the ones that tried to stop the audit to conceal their fraud. (#6).

2. The narrative spin is mind boggling. This is from google news this morning:

 
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I have been watching the TV show "Billions". a great show I might add.

Well in season 4 they had a subplot involving Mobile Voting, that is being able to vote using your Cell Phone. I think this will be the next battle area in voting. While mail in voting is bad, imagine voting by Cell Phone and all that would entail. The Security on that would be totally suspect and the ability of Big Tech to manipulate that would be a total nightmare. Yet I think we will be seeing a push for it. Look for a Pilot Program somewhere. '

I am surprised this hasn't been suggested yet, of course maybe it has, voting by computer has and I think has been tried a few places.
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When the people who cheated to win now have the power to modify the rules to keep cheating, how is it possible to have any optimism that we can ever beat them at the ballot box? As has been said before, we are already in a civil war, we just arent up to the shooting part, yet.
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My question would be that after the election the Doj said there was no evidence of election tampering. Had the Doj investigated, would they have easily found these red flags in Arizona?
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