How 2 Arizona Journalists Debunked Cyber Ninjas' Claim About 74,000 Ballots

By Steve Goldstein, Mark Brodie
Published: Wednesday, August 4, 2021 - 12:01pm
Updated: Thursday, August 5, 2021 - 11:02am

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Cyber Ninjas CEO Doug Logan, Senate Liaison Ken Bennett and CyFIR founder Ben Cotton
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Cyber Ninjas CEO Doug Logan (from left), Senate Liaison Ken Bennett and CyFIR founder Ben Cotton brief GOP state senators July 15, 2021, on their review of the 2020 election in Maricopa County.

Frustration with the audit of Maricopa County ballots by state Senate Republicans’ contractor of choice, Cyber Ninjas, continues to boil over, as we heard from Maricopa County Supervisor Bill Gates on the Aug. 3 episode of The Show.

Over the course of this process, the competence and veracity of Cyber Ninjas has been deeply in question.

And testimony Doug Logan of Cyber Ninjas gave in the Arizona Senate last month gave those concerns significant specificity when he said that more than 74,000 mail-in ballots had been counted without any “clear record of them being sent.”

The Arizona Mirror and data guru Garrett Archer of ABC15 teamed up to learn more about those 74,000-plus ballots.

The Show spoke with Archer to learn more about their investigation's findings.

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