Bombshell! AZ Audit Team Caught Maricopa County Deleting Election Files
The Arizona audit of the 2020 election found that Maricopa County officials deleted election-related computer data the day before the voting machines were handed over to the audit team.
Digital forensic expert and analyst Ben Cotton reminded the audience at the audit presentation that election materials are federally mandated to be preserved for 22 months, but some of the materials examined in the audit showed they were either tampered with or deleted entirely.
“First and foremost, we need to remember that we do have that 22-month federal mandate,” Cotton said. “So it’s clear that at least what existed on the EMS when we received it as part of this audit we did not have the time period covered by that federal mandate as it was supposed to be covered.”