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Following Bombshell Report, AZ Attorney General Directs Maricopa County to Turn Over...

•, Joseph Sosa

The Election Systems Integrity Institute released a report this month concluding that the Maricopa County, Arizona, mail-in ballot signature verification process used during the 2020 general election was deeply flawed.

The study, overseen by systems engineer Shiva Ayyadurai, found that the county allowed approximately 200,000 ballot envelopes with mismatched signatures to be forwarded for counting without further review.

Ayyadurai, who has multiple degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, testified last fall before the Arizona Senate regarding the findings of the Maricopa County 2020 general election audit.

Based on the findings of ESII's recently released study, the Arizona Attorney General's Office sent a letter to the Maricopa County recorder and the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors requesting the voter signature files along with other information.

"In the study, it is alleged that over 250 of those sampled ballot affidavits on the envelopes to did not appear to match the voter's signatures," Assistant Attorney General Jennifer Wright, with the office's Elections Integrity Unit, wrote in the letter.

In order to assess the issues raised by the ESII report, the AG's office requested "copies of all the signature exemplars in the voter's registration file."

Wright also sought information on the procedures used by the county i

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