A recent report by CNN on audit data being taken to Montana for analysis has Arizona Democrats in an uproar and crying foul, which caused Arizona State Senator Wendy Rogers to lay down the law.
CNN National Correspondent Gary Tuchman did the “investigating” on the segment, which aired on Anderson Cooper’s show “AC360” last night.
The situation was originally reported on at the beginning of the month by NBC 12 News in Arizona, who noted that a copy of the election data from Maricopa County’s servers and hard drives was sent by controversial contractor CyberNinjas to the Montana home of a technology company president who accused the county of deleting a voter database.
Senate audit liason Ken Bennett told 12 News at the time, “The original evidence was left completely intact, A copy was taken to do whatever evaluation they are doing for Cyber Ninjas.”
The state’s Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, who recently announced that she is running for governor, commented at the time, “Something new comes up every single day. This is one more thing.”
After the AC360 Twitter page tweeted out the clip from his show, Hobbs retweeted the video and stated, “I am deeply concerned that the Cyber Ninjas have moved Maricopa County election data to a residence in Montana – over 1,300 miles from Phoenix – for no discernible reason. This #fraudit madness needs to stop.”
Rogers quote tweeted Hobbs and shot back, “Your two election ‘recounts’ were #FraudIts.”