After many efforts in this regard, the Arizona Senate, with a Republican majority, hired four specialized companies to conduct an in-depth audit of the votes cast in Maricopa County for the 2020 presidential election.  

The electoral process carried out in the county was overshadowed by suspicions of fraud, to the extent that after being sued in court, legal access was granted to the Dominion Voting System tabulation machines and the 2.1 million ballots cast by voters, according to the Senate’s official website on March 31. 

After a careful review that took several months of study and interviews with various forensic auditors, the Senate chose Wake Technology Services, Inc, CyFIR, LLC, Digital Discovery, and Cyber Ninjas, Inc. for the assignment.  

Cyber Ninjas owner Doug Logan argued that there was widespread voter fraud in last year’s general election.

Logan retweeted a post from a now-suspended Twitter account that read, “I’m tired of hearing people say there was no fraud. It happened, it’s real, and people better find out fast,” AZ Mirror reported Wednesday.

The work will include “scanning of all ballots, a full manual recount, auditing of the register and votes cast, recounting of votes and the electronic voting system,” and finally, a comprehensive report of the results. 

The process could take at least 60 days and cost about $150,000.  

Senate President Karen Fann commented: “… a democracy cannot survive if its people do not believe that the elections are free and fair.”

In a previously conducted audit, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors provided a lot of data. Still, it did not allow access to the actual ballots or tabulation machines, causing dissatisfaction in the Senate, according to local media KTAR News.  

After the legal team from the election campaign of then-president, Donald Trump formulated dozens of claims of irregularities in the electoral process, many of them were not admitted. However, some of them are now yielding results. 

“The Arizona Senate has authorized a full forensic audit of the 2020 election in Maricopa County. If the audit is likely to show fraud, the Senate could request a new election,” tweeted Italian journalist Cesare Sacchetti.  

He added: “Mike Lindell said Trump will be back in August. Maybe he wasn’t wrong at all,” reviving hope for the millions of Americans who have been deeply disappointed with the 2020 presidential election results.