Cyber Ninjas Found Issues with the Voting Machines and Processes in Maricopa County

The team led by Ben Cotton which is auditing the IT-related practices and policies in the 2020 election in Maricopa County has made some important finds.

Ben Cotton and his team were selected by the Cyber Ninjas to address specifically the IT work related to Maricopa County’s results in the 2020 election.
Although investigator Cotton is doing his due diligence to make sure the IT processes were above board its been a difficult task for many of the auditors because Maricopa County has been completely uncooperative. Even when it comes to basic questions many times referring auditors to lawyers. Which begs the question why are they trying to stop the truth; especially if there is nothing to hide?

Dominion has two full-time staff onsite servicing the Maricopa County election system. The current Dominion software was installed in August 2019. Since that date, there have been no antivirus updates, no operating system updates, or any security patches. Administrator accounts were also created on that date, each having the exact same password. These are actions leave systems vulnerable and are lackluster for an IT Department and it is malpractice at the least of an election system. Common practice is to update patches on a much more regular basis.

One of the shocking finds is the mistruths; Maricopa repeatedly told the public the election system did not touch the internet. If that is true the system could not have linked with other Maricopa County departments data. To prevent the release of router information, the Board of Supervisors and Sheriff then said election router data DID mingle with critical information from other county departments. By using EAC auditors, Maricopa told the public election machines were safe and secure. They now say those same auditors can’t be hired to test the same machines, and now they have approved the purchase of new Dominion machines at a cost to the taxpayers of $3 million.



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