Arizona AG says most voters who allegedly died in 2020 were alive

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brunovic said on Monday that 282 votes were cast in someone’s name after a thorough review of findings from a partisan review of the 2020 election. After alleging, his investigators said they found only one deceased voter.

The findings by the Republican Attorney General, who is running for the U.S. Senate in Tuesday’s primary, said: further discredit A review done last year. The review was led by an inexperienced company, Cyber ​​Ninjas, and was largely conducted by Donald Trump supporters who mistakenly believe the election was stolen from him.

“Our agents have investigated all individuals who reported cyber ninja deaths, and many were very surprised to learn that they were allegedly dead,” Brnovic said. wrote in a letter to Senate Speaker Karen Huang. She collected election data and hired cyber ninjas for what she called a “forensic audit.”

Brnovic did not disclose whether charges have been filed in connection with this one substantiated incident, and his spokesman, Ryan Anderson, did not respond to phone calls or text messages. All other people Cyber ​​Ninja listed as deceased “turned out to be current voters,” Brunovich wrote.

Combined with other reports of voters who died, Brnovic’s Election Integrity Unit investigated a total of 409 names, yielding “a handful of potential cases.”

Brunovich vouched for the legitimacy of the election shortly after President Joe Biden’s victory, but then published his investigation of Cyber ​​Ninja’s allegations when he sought Trump’s endorsement in the Senate election. Trump eventually issued a scathing statement that Brnovic did not do enough to advance the fraud claim, Licensed Businessman Blake Masters.

Federal and state election officials and Trump’s own attorney general say there is no credible evidence that the election was tainted. The former president’s fraud allegations were also dismissed entirely by courts, including Trump-appointed judges.

A Cyber ​​Ninjas review focused on the data, machinery, and ballots of Maricopa County, the largest in the state.this created a report Experts describe it as riddled with errors, biases, and flawed methodologies. Yet even that partisan review came up with a vote tally that didn’t change the outcome, finding that Biden won 360 more votes than the official result.