The results of a months-long hand recount of the 2020 vote in Maricopa County, Arizona, has confirmed that Joe Biden won the election and there was no mass voter fraud designed to “steal” the election from former President Donald Trump, the AZCentral reports.
The results were put forth in a draft report by the Cyber Ninjas, who were contracted by allies of Trump to oversee the recount and report its findings. According to their report, Biden won by a larger margin than originally reported in the county’s official election results.
As AZCentral points out, the Cyber Ninjas and their subcontractors were paid millions by nonprofits set up by prominent figures who believed the 2020 election was “stolen” from Trump. Cyber Ninjas CEO Doug Logan promised that the results of their work would be unbiased.
The draft report shows there was less than a 1,000-vote difference between the county’s certified ballot count and the Cyber Ninjas’ hand count.
The hand count shows Trump received 45,469 fewer votes than Biden. The county results showed he lost by 45,109.
The draft audit report says, however, the election results are inconclusive.
Maricopa County Board Chairman Jack Sellers said the overall results in the draft report confirm “the tabulation equipment counted the ballots as they were designed to do, and the results reflect the will of the voters.”
“You don’t have to dig deep into the draft copy of the Arizona Senate/Cyber Ninja audit report to confirm what I already knew — the candidates certified by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, Governor, Secretary of State and Attorney General — did, in fact, win,” board chairman Jack Sellers, a Republican, said in a statement.
“This means the tabulation equipment counted the ballots as they were designed to do, and the results reflect the will of the voters,” he said. “That should be the end of the story. Everything else is just noise.”