Prior to giving her daily audit update, Arizona GOP Chair Dr. Kelli Ward disclosed the name of a database/directory containing millions of files that is alleged to have been deleted by Maricopa County officials before equipment was handed over to auditors, and then later recovered.
The auditing team announced during their meeting with Arizona’s Senate on Tuesday that they fully recovered and restored the large batch of files.
“The name of the deleted database/directory is ‘Results, Tally, and Reporting’,” Dr. Ward tweeted on Tuesday evening. “The audit team reports they’ve recovered it.”
The image below shows the location of the files known to be deleted. In addition, the main database for “Results Tally and Reporting” is not present:
Ben Cotton, founder of CyFir, a firm involved in the process, announced Tuesday that he has the files.
“All of this may be a moot point because subsequently, I have been able to recover all of those deleted files and I have access to that data,” Cotton told Senator Fann and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Warren Petersen.
“I have the information I need from the recovery efforts,” he revealed. Video Below
Founder of CyFir Ben Cotton’s remarks:
Tuesday’s full meeting:
In ending, here is the latest Maricopa County audit update from Dr. Kelli Ward: