(PresidentialInsider.com)- In a post on his newly christened blog “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump,” former President Trump blasted the news out of Maricopa County, Arizona alleging that election databases were unlawfully deleted.
Writing on Saturday, President Trump called the act “unprecedented,” and said “the Arizona State Senate, who is leading the Forensic Audit, is up in arms. Additionally, seals were broken on the boxes that hold the votes, ballots are missing, and worse.”
President Trump went on to criticize the media and the left’s reluctance to report on the story or on the Arizona audit at large. Declaring that usually friendly outlet Fox News was “afraid to cover it” and that Newsmax was “virtually silent on this subject because they are intimidated by threats of lawsuits,” President Trump praised One America News (OAN) a growing outlet that came out the strongest for the President over his four years in office.
Thankfully, Maricopa County audit officials now say that the deleted database directories have been recovered. Speaking Tuesday, digital forensic expert and CyFir founder Ben Cotton said that he “discovered a [Master File Table] that clearly indicated that the database directory was deleted from that server.” However, he reassured fellow auditors adding, “So all of this, however, may be a moot point because subsequently, I’ve been able to recover all of those deleted files that I have access to that data.”
All of this comes in the midst of a contentious audit in Maricopa County which officials hope to complete by the end of June. The audit includes a hand recount of 2.1 million ballots, with a focus on the 2020 presidential and senate races. While the results of the Arizona election have already been certified, organizers believe that the additional scrutiny will help restore confidence in the state’s electoral system.
Of course, Democrats haven’t missed an opportunity to criticize the audit and other measures across the country to ensure voter integrity, waving off concerns of voter fraud. Arizona’s Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs shared that view on CNN saying simply, “They’re working to make it harder for people to vote because they don’t like the election outcome.”