Sometimes when people are caught doing something wrong, rather than own up to or admit the transgression, they look to place blame elsewhere, a deflection. Such appears to be the case in Maricopa County, where the county’s Board of Supervisors has indicated concerns about whether the hundreds of vote-counting machines handed over to the Senate’s contractors are safe to use. They cite the excuse that the contractors handling the machines, Cyber Ninjas, are not certified to handle election equipment in the United States.
“…they trust the tamper resistance of the machines so little they don’t want to re-use them after they have been out of their control?”
In other words, all of the problems revealed with the Dominion machines are inconsequential. The problem lies with the fact that Trump-supporting, “evil Republicans” dared challenge an election fraught with fraud, and the group they brought in to investigate it have now compromised the machines.
Excellent. Get rid of Dominion. https://t.co/WEbYhF3Nim
— Senator Kelly Townsend (@AZKellyT) June 29, 2021
Maricopa County will never use compromised equipment that could pose a risk to free and fair elections. As a result, the County will not use the tabulation equipment subpoenaed by the Arizona Senate in any future elections. Read more: https://t.co/47bg4J00MG
— Maricopa County (@maricopacounty) June 28, 2021
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One commenter on Twitter wrote, In other words, they trust the tamper resistance of the machines so little they don’t want to re-use them after they have been out of their control? Bet you they just buy new Dominion equipment.
While some Republicans in Arizona are urging a return to paper ballots that are more trustworthy, it’s doubtful that Democrats and Rinos in that state have any interest in going back to a more secure way to count votes.