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Bombshell CHQ Exclusive: Arizona Audit Finds Count Discrepancies, Deleted Files

In a letter obtained by, state Senator Karen Fann, President of the

Arizona State Senate identified to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors three problems with verifying the reported results of the 2020 presidential election.

The first was Maricopa County’s apparent intent to renege on its previous commitment to comply fully with the legislative subpoenas issued on January 13, 2021 by producing virtual images of the routers used in connection with the general election, thereby violating the terms of the subpoenas which Judge Timothy Thomason found were valid and enforceable. That concern was unsurprising, given Maricopa County’s continued acts of bad faith with regard to the Arizona state legislature’s well-founded inquiry into the county’s conduct of the 2020 presidential election.

However, it is the second and third concerns raised by Senate President Fann that should be national headlines, but are being suppressed by the establishment media.

We quote those paragraphs of the letter in their entirety below:

II. Chain of Custody and Ballot Organization Anomalies

As the audit has progressed, the Senate’s contractors have become aware of apparent omissions, inconsistencies, and anomalies relating to Maricopa County’s handling, organization, and storage of ballots. We hope you can assist us in understanding these issues, including specifically the following:

1. The County has not provided any chain-of-custody documentation for the ballots. Does such documentation exist, and if so, will it be produced?

2. The bags in which the ballots were stored are not sealed, although the audit team has found at the bottom of many boxes cut seals of the type that would have sealed a ballot bag. Why were these seals placed at the bottom of the boxes?

3. Batches within a box are frequently separated by only a divider without any indication of the corresponding batch numbers. In some cases, the batch dividers are missing altogether. This lack of organization has significantly complicated and delayed the audit team’s ballot processing efforts. What are the County’s procedures for sorting, organizing, and packaging ballot batches?

4. Most of the ballot boxes were sealed merely with regular tape and not secured by any kind of tamper-evident seal. Is that the County’s customary practice for storing ballots?

5. The audit team has encountered a significant number of instances in which there is a disparity between the actual number of ballots contained in a batch and the total denoted on the pink report slip accompanying the batch. In most of these instances, the total on the pink report slip is greater than the number of ballots in the batch, although there are a few instances in which the total is lower. What are the reasons for these discrepancies? For your reference, please see several illustrative (i.e., not comprehensive) examples in the table below:

For your convenience, images of the corresponding pink report slips are attached in Exhibit A.

III. Deleted Databases

We have recently discovered that the entire “Database” directory from the D drive of the machine “EMSPrimary” has been deleted. This removes election related details that appear to have been covered by the subpoena. In addition, the main database for the Election Management System (EMS) Software, “Results Tally and Reporting,” is not located anywhere on the EMSPrimary machine, even though all of the EMS Clients reference that machine as the location of the database. This suggests that the main database for all election related data for the November 2020 General Election has been removed. Can you please advise as to why these folders were deleted, and whether there are any backups that may contain the deleted folders?

The image below shows the location of the files known to be deleted. In addition, the main database for “Results Tally and Reporting” is not present.

I am hopeful that we can constructively resolve these issues and questions without recourse to additional subpoenas or other compulsory process. To that end, I invite you and any other officers or employees of Maricopa County (to include officials in the Elections Department) who possess knowledge or information concerning the matters set forth above to a meeting at the Arizona State Capitol on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. in Hearing Room 109. Chairman Petersen, former Secretary Bennett and I will attend the meeting, which will be live-streamed to the public.

Please let me know at your earliest convenience whether you accept my invitation and, if so, which Maricopa County personnel will attend.

So, to state with clarity what no national outlet has reported – the Arizona audit found vote totals that did not match the reported number of ballots tallied and an apparently intentionally deleted database that covers the “Results Tally and Reporting,” suggesting that the main database for all election related data for the November 2020 General Election has been intentionally removed.

Why isn’t this front page, above the fold, first segment, top of the hour news on every newspaper, radio and TV broadcast and news website? You know the answer – it goes against the narrative that there were no problems and no fraud in the 2020 presidential election and that Joe Biden is the legitimately elected President of the United States. We urge CHQ readers and friends to watch the Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 1:00 p.m. live stream of the meeting at the Arizona state Senate where the Democrats in charge of Maricopa County’s elections will be forced to answer these questions, or face additional subpoenas or other compulsory process.

  • Senator Karen Fann

  • President of the Arizona State Senate

  • Maricopa County Board of Supervisors

  • problems with verifying the reported results

  • 2020 presidential election

  • Chain of Custody

  • Ballot Organization Anomalies

  • Deleted Databases

  • Voter Fraud

  • 2020 election

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