Documents in Arizona County Found Shredded in Dumpster, Days Before Senate Audit
Discovery emerges in Maricopa County, Arizona
Thousands of paper ballots have been found shredded in a dumpster in Maricopa County, Arizona, according to reports.
The discovery has emerged just days before a Senate audit of the county's 2020 election results is due to begin.
UPDATE: The county elections department has responded to this report to confirm said it has a surveillance recording of a man (the same man who is pictured in this article) rummaging through a dumpster outside of its office and attempting to gain entry into its warehouse.
However, the department says all voted ballots from the 2020 election are sealed in a locked indoor vault, awaiting shipment for an audit by the state Senate, that none are kept in the warehouse and none have been shredded.
Maricopa County Elections Department spokeswoman Megan Gilbertson told PolitiFact that sample ballots and other miscellaneous election materials are kept in the warehouse and could have been in the warehouse dumpster, but not cast ballots.
We have updated this article to reflect this new information.
For months, the Board of Supervisors in Maricopa County has been blocking and delaying any independent audit performed by the Arizona Senate of the County’s results in the 2020 presidential election.
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors (MCBOS) eventually agreed to have an audit - but only if they could pick the auditors - after being subpoenaed by the Arizona Senate, and then suing the Senate to prevent a Senate audit of their 2020 election results.
The two companies they picked claimed were the only firms that were certified by the governmental body the US Election Assistance Commission (EAC).
However, these firms were reportedly not certified at the time they were selected by the MCBOS.
The MCBOS went ahead and hired the firms they wanted to perform their audit but the audits were never structured to find any suspected fraud in the county, according to The Gateway Pundit.
The validity of the 2 million ballots in the county was never even considered in the programs reportedly used by these audit firms.
The move has raised questions about why these audits were set up the way they were, and whether it was done so to mask potential fraud.
The auditors came to Phoenix and performed their work and some patriots found out that they could be observed on cameras in the facility where they were doing the work.
These patriots watched and even sent a couple of individuals down to the center to check things out late one night.
These individuals were greeted with a network that was labeled “f##k you.”
The Arizona Senate finally stepped in and passed a bill that would grant the Arizona legislature the authority to subpoena election records like ballots and tabulating equipment and ignore any laws to the contrary.
The Senate is now in the process of selecting an auditor(s) to perform their audit.
As the day for their audit approaches the heat must have gotten too hot for those guarding the ballots in Maricopa County.
According to the GWP, a source on the ground in the county went by the Maricopa County Tabulation and election center on Saturday and found doors wide open with seeming uninhibited access to the facility.
Today some other interested individuals in the county stopped by the same facility and found huge piles of ballots in the dumpster outside the facility.
We do not yet have the complete information on the shredded ballots.
This is not the first state where we found shredded ballots after the election.
This also occurred in Georgia, another state where Biden won by a very slim margin.