MSNBC host Rachel Maddow warned of the “end of democracy” after Maricopa County in Arizona began an audit of the 2020 presidential election’s ballots.
Maddow’s words came following the news that consulting firm Cyber Ninjas had been hired to lead the audit. The same firm has also been chosen to testify in the Antrim County, Michigan ballot counting case.
“They are creating a new founding myth for Republican Party and the American Right: that Trump won the election and it was robbed from him and Biden is illegitimate as a president,” Maddow said.
“They are starting in Arizona and even before that is done, they are already moving on with the same cast of characters, literally QAnon conspiracy theorists … to go get this work done in Michigan, too,” Maddow added.
The host’s main attack followed. “If they can do it, and do it right, it’s also kind of the end of democracy.”
Six Months Later
Antrim County was initially won by now-President Joe Biden. However, county leaders soon announced a software issue that had been corrected and showed Donald Trump with the most votes.
Maricopa County, six months after the election, is now moving forward with an audit to address claims of voter fraud.
Dominion Voting Machines, used in both Maricopa and Antrim Counties, continues to deny any wrongdoing.
Cyber Ninjas Under Attack
The Washington Examiner reported that Cyber Ninjas owner Doug Logan has “faced backlash over promoting allegations of voter fraud on social media.” Logan has denied his personal views will impact his Arizona audit.
Cyber Ninjas “filed the policies under seal Sunday and asked Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Christopher Coury to keep them sealed as trade secrets and because the Senate is immune to legal actions as a separate branch of government,” according to The Associated Press.
Logan’s company has also requested the hearings to be private from the media and other members of the public.
Biden won Arizona last year by more than 10,000 votes. The president’s victory in Maricopa County was by a margin of more than 41,000.