Maricopa County board: Forensic audit of Dominion machines would be ‘privacy intrusion’

Maricopa County board: Forensic audit of Dominion machines would be ‘privacy intrusion’
Dominion systems demo in 2018. Cantonrep video, YouTube

[Ed. – So this is something that cannot stand. If it’s necessary to reconstruct “who” voted for each candidate in order to verify that all votes were cast, one whole vote at a time, by live, human voters, then the system operates improperly.  That means the voting result should be thrown out — since the vote can’t be audited — and the machines should be thrown out too.  It does NOT mean there shouldn’t be a forensic audit or any consequences for being “unable” to conduct one.]

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on Friday voted 4-to-1 to sue the the Arizona Senate Judiciary Committee over subpoenas related to the 2020 presidential election. The committee asked for access to electronic voting machines, software the equipment utilized, election file logs, all usernames and passwords, encrypted passwords and security tokens as well as forensic images of all election servers, desktops and any removable media ballot information could have been transferred to, including hard drives and thumb drives. The goal, according to the committee, was to conduct an audit in the state’s largest county.


Another board member, Bill Gates, said he was concerned about the Republican-controlled legislature’s moves.

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“And let’s be clear what they’re looking for – as a conservative I feel strongly about individual private information … of voters, and that information has been requested in these subpoenas,” Gates explained. “I’m going to fight to protect that information before we turn it over.”

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