In Arizona, a private company supported by Republicans has been holding a recount of the 2020 election results.
Their obvious goal is to bring the results of the election into doubt and make conspiracy theories the vote was stolen from Donald Trump seem more probable.
The company holding the recount is now demanding "access to government internet routers and passwords."
Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone called their actions "mind-numbingly reckless and irresponsible."
Penzone issued a statement saying:
"The Senate Republican Caucus' audit of the Maricopa County votes from last November's election has no stopping point. Now, its most recent demands jeopardize the entire mission of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office."
The private company conducting the GOP recount in Arizona is now demanding access to government internet routers an… https://t.co/Qcf5FmwDnd— Kyle Griffin (@Kyle Griffin)1620675000.0
The fact that @POTUS isnt talking about this nonstop is how we know there wasn’t fraud. But it is also kind of gros… https://t.co/88BqsjKzfh— T (@T)1620712738.0
Nope…I don’t think so. Not happening. https://t.co/5wjNs4YN3k— THE ACCOUNTANT (@THE ACCOUNTANT)1620708252.0
The company conducting the recount, Cyber Ninjas, was hired by the Arizona GOP.
If their request was met, they would have access to a large amount of confidential information, including voters' "voting histories, addresses, phone numbers and Social Security numbers."
Stop the #ArizonaFraudit https://t.co/dW2eVvQFsv— RegisteredVoter (@RegisteredVoter)1620707549.0
That would be like our intelligence giving Putin access to our security systems. WTF ! https://t.co/kJmz7f3yXk— email@example.com (@firstname.lastname@example.org)1620705619.0
America looking very stupid. https://t.co/jkIJwV3JKW— nwodyssey'staff- Cosmic- Clearance LLC (@nwodyssey'staff- Cosmic- Clearance LLC)1620704664.0
Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel commented giving Cyber Ninjas access to the government's routers "might compromise county and federal law enforcement efforts and put the lives of law enforcement personnel at risk."
@POTUS @JoeBiden : This is reconnaissance work. #VotingRights @VP @KamalaHarris @SpeakerPelosi https://t.co/6QiD38k0rf— Ginger Edwin (@Ginger Edwin)1620686909.0
Shut this election tampering event down!! https://t.co/rBaIt5b1N2— Pati (@Pati)1620685279.0
Twitter had its doubts the Republicans' hired company had the nation's best interests at heart when requesting access to private routers.
I'm starting to think this whole Arizona recount thing is kind of shady, you guys https://t.co/r2xqfgs8r9— Beaufighter (@Beaufighter)1620683075.0
Well, gosh, what could possibly go wrong?!? https://t.co/eWoMiZc6za— Paul Matlin (@Paul Matlin)1620683384.0
Perhaps county officials should take their sheriff's advice on this one.
Sure. They’re trustworthy. https://t.co/A5tvKWPBqF— Dawn (@Dawn)1620698121.0
Thus far, no signs of widespread fraud or irregularities have been discovered by multiple audits in multiple states.