Arizona Election Auditors Check Ballots to Bamboo Fibers Following Conspiracy Theorists Claim 40,000 Votes Were’Flown in’ from Asia

Builders working for Cyber Ninjas, that was hired from the Arizona State Senate, analyze and recount ballots from the 2020 overall election at Veterans Memorial Coliseum on May 1, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Maricopa County ballot recount comes after two election Tests found no signs of widespread fraud.
The already bizarre circumstances surrounding Arizona’s controversial GOP-led audit of the 2020 presidential election became stranger Wednesday. Auditors are supposedly assessing ballots for pine fibers in an effort to confirm an absurd conspiracy theory which deceptive votes generated in Asia were somehow counted in Arizona in November.
In an interview by journalist Dennis Welch of local CBS affiliate KTVK, Tucson resident and volunteer observer John Brakey explained the bamboo concept in greater detail.
“Well, there is evidence which 40,000 ballots were hauled in to Arizona and filled into the box, fine, and it originated from the south east area of the globe — Asia — and everything they are doing is to find out whether or not there’s bamboo from the newspaper,” Brakey stated.
Then he gestured to a piece of gear that wasn’t recorded in the video interview but that was apparently used to take very substantial definition photos of individual ballots for inspection.
“That camera right there, which they [use] to take a photo of the ballot, they can really look at depth and discover out can it be a hand marked paper ballot since it is a 5k camera. You can see the folds from the ballot, because 92-percent of all the ballots here should have been trimmed because they came in through an envelope,” he stated, adding that he was”on a mission to get facts.”
Welch subsequently asked Brakey, who specifically stated that he didn’t believe the bamboo-fraud concept, why auditors might be considering locating bamboo.
“Since they use bamboo in their newspaper processing,” Brakey responded, specifying by”they” he meant”folks in South East Asia.”
“I do not believe any of that,” Brakey added. “I am only saying that is part of the puzzle we wish to un-gaslight folks about and that is a way to do it”

John Brakey, a formal assisting oversee the audit of the 2020 Arizona election,” says auditors are looking for bamboo fibers due to a baseless accusation which 40K ballots out of Asia were smuggled here. #AzAuditPool pic.twitter.com/57UOBYIehg

Here is the rest of the interview #AzAuditPool pic.twitter.com/crdMzmSkeg

The search for bamboo fibers is only the most recent cause for concern in a record that has been growing because the GOP-led state senate declared the audit last month.
To begin with , the senate contracted Cyber Ninjas, a Florida-based consulting firm that has never worked on an election and is led by conspiracy theorist Doug Logan.
After the election,” Logan wrote a document promoting a set of debunked conspiracy theories concerning alleged voter fraud running rampant in the 2020 election. The missive was supplied to U.S. Senators prior to that chamber certifying the Electoral College votes on Jan. 6. That document, titled”Election Fraud Facts & Details,” was also promoted by”Kraken” lawyer Sidney Powell on her website under the heading”Proof of Fraud — 2020 Election.”
The Arizona Mirror additionally uttered Logan’s aid for Donald Trump’s”Stop the Steal” movement and also his penchant for conspiracies. For example, in December,” Logan tweeted the”parallels between the statistical evaluation of Venezuela and this year’s election have been still astounding.” He also accused Joe Biden of committing election fraud.
Journalists who observed the audit advised staffers which ballot counters were utilizing blue pens when just red or maybe green pens were permitted in counting chambers. The prohibition on black and blue ink is crucial because those colors can be read with vote-counting machines and potentially be employed to change ballots.

I observed that the counters had blue pens. Supposed to just have red once you’re around ballots because ballots can read black and blue ink.
Those blue pencils that the counters have may potentially be employed to mark the ballots.
I pointed out this to Doug Logan with Cyber Ninjas…

Doug is running this audit. He explained that his understanding was that grim ink was fine — which the ballots just read black ink.
Then he came back and said really it seems I am right. But he seemed unsure. He explained they would work with it.

One quick upgrade. They changed to green and red pens before the authentic real ballots were outside on the floor.

Citing”trade secrets,” Cyber Ninjas also tried to withhold its auditing procedures and processes from the public before a judge ordered the firm to release such documents.
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