The CEO of the agency employed by the Arizona Senate to conduct an audit of the Maricopa County 2020 election was featured in a new film alleging the CIA may have unfold “disinformation” about fraud in the competition.
Cyber Ninjas CEO Doug Logan’s involvement in the film, titled The Deep Rig, was confirmed on the film’s premiere on June 26 on the Dream City Church in Phoenix. The film is predicated on a e book by Trump supporter and former Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne and directed by Roger Richards, whose earlier work entails a film claiming aliens have been behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist assaults.
“If we don’t repair our election integrity now, we may now not have a democracy,” Logan says in the film after he is revealed to be the voice behind the “Anon” character in the movie.
Before Logan’s identity is revealed, he claims the CIA or former members of the U.S. intelligence community may have been involved with “disinformation” associated to election fraud. Logan didn’t present proof for the assertion, in response to the AZ Mirror.
Logan’s firm was hired by Arizona Senate President Karen Fann to guide an audit of the election in the state’s most populous county. The poll recount was recently finished, and a report of the audit’s findings is predicted to be launched later this summer season.
The film options a number of discredited voter-fraud hunters discussing theories claiming President Joe Biden stole the election from former President Donald Trump, who has encouraged the audit efforts in Maricopa County.
Several Arizona Republican officials, including Fann, state Sen. Sonny Borrelli, and state Reps. Mark Finchem and Walt Blackman were reportedly in the audience for the movie premiere.
A spokesperson for the Arizona Senate told the Washington Examiner he was unaware Fann attended the event “aside from what the media is reporting.”
The Cyber Ninjas CEO was rumored to be in the film after reports earlier this month noted an anonymous speaker in the movie sounded exactly like Logan. Former Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, the state Senate’s liaison to the audit, previously said he was unsure if any other audit team members would be in the movie.
Skeptics of the audit questioned the integrity of the process after multiple outlets cited now-deleted social media posts by Logan promoting voter fraud allegations following the 2020 election. Logan previously dismissed criticism over his online posts.
“I look forward to showing the media that this process is fully accountable and will yield results the public can have confidence in,” he mentioned in a press release obtained by the Washington Examiner.
Filmmakers on the challenge mentioned 100% of the funding raised through the film’s premiere would go towards Byrne’s American Project, a nonprofit entity elevating cash to pay for the Maricopa County audit. A livestream on Saturday amassed 2,500 digital viewers who paid $45 per ticket to entry the film, which signifies not less than $115,000 by way of internet donations, the report mentioned.
Before the film premiere, the occasion host launched Phoenix native Austin Steinbart, who is typically referred to by his followers because the enigmatic “Q” determine of the broadly discredited QAnon conspiracy idea.
Maricopa County officials and Secretary of State Katie Hobbs have taken cost of elevating considerations concerning the course of and safety of the audit. Critics usually be aware two earlier election machine audits carried out for the county’s board of supervisors confirmed no irregularities in the native 2020 election. There was additionally a recount of a pattern of ballots that didn’t turn up any problems.
The U.S. Justice Department also signaled it could crack down on submit-election audits, with Attorney General Merrick Garland warning about “assertions of material vote fraud in the 2020 election that have been refuted by law enforcement and intelligence agencies of both this administration and the previous one, as well as by every court, federal and state, that has considered them.”
The Washington Examiner contacted Byrne’s American Project, Cyber Ninjas, and the CIA however didn’t instantly obtain a response.
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Original Author: Kaelan Deese