Episode #45: DEEP DIVE – Was the 2020 Election Stolen? Part I: Arizona

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In this special investigative episode, to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the 2020 election, The Right Take guys take a close look at all of the circumstantial evidence – including voter attitudes towards the state of the country, as well as enthusiasm by party – that appeared to indicate President Donald Trump was supposed to win re-election in a landslide, and how numerous historical and even scientific trends – including primary performance, voter registration trends, and the performance of bellwether counties and states – were shockingly defied by the “official” results. They then analyze the findings of the only 2020 election audit that has taken place thus far: The Maricopa County audit in Arizona. They dissect the various categories of suspicious ballots that were found by the firm Cyber Ninjas, and compare and contrast the different explanations and justifications given by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, before issuing their verdicts on whether or not they think Arizona was actually stolen.


00:00 Intro
02:24 The 2020 Election Results as handed down
04:38 Our Methodology and Road Map for diving into this
05:10 General Circumstantial Evidence that Trump won Part 1
 – Did Voters feel better off than in 2016?
 – Which side had more enthusiasm?
 – Support in the Primaries
 – Overall Vote Totals compared with past Elections
 – Scholarly Models
21:17 Review of Key Points
22:23 General Circumstantial Evidence that Trump won Part II
 – Voter Registration Trends
– Geographic Inconsistencies 
– Census Bureau Data Discrepancy
 – Bellwether Counties
 – Bellwether States
 – Down-ballot Factor
 – Biden’s Overperforming in four major urban Centers compared with all others
43:53 Review of Key Points
50:12 Arizona
52:17 The 2020 Arizona Election Results as handed down
52:14 Circumstanstial Evidence of Fraud in Arizona Addressed
 – Mail-voting Procedures and Ballots rejected in 2020 vs 2018
– Maricopa County’s historic voting Pattern
 – Sharpiegate
 – Democrats lost a county-wide down-ballot race in Maricopa County.
 – Court-ordered bipartisan handwriting experts examined 100 absentee ballot signatures
01:04:18 Senate’s Fight to Audit the Results
 – Non-legislative hearing on Nov 30
 – Full legislative hearing on Dec 14
 – Subpoena of voting machines and ballots on Dec 15
 – Threats to imprison Maricopa County Board of Supervisors (MCBoS)
 – MCBoS conducts its own audits
 – MCBoS asks court to dismiss senate’s subpoena
 – Judge rules against MCBoS
 – Senate hires Cyber Ninjas to conduct the audit.
01:08:10 The Curious Case of Elliot Kerwin
01:21:20 Problems Found with Maricopa County’s Election System and Process during Audit
 – Were databases deleted right before handing machines over to senate?
 – Multiple images of duplicate (cured) ballots where there should have only been two
 – Affidavit on sloppiness in comparing mail-in ballot signatures
01:25:21 Audit Results Released 
– How the auditors classified and categorized
01:26:28 The 49,718 Questionable Votes Categorized by Discrepancy and MCBoS’s Responses
01:30:08 Other Reports: Ben Cotton’s Cyfir and Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai’s EchoMail
01:33:53 MCBoS’s Response to Dr. Shiva’s Findings
01:36:14 Dr. Shiva’s Rebuttal
01:43:10 Audit Aftermath
01:48:04 Who won Arizona? Our Verdicts


Comprehensive summary of the historical anomalies in the 2020 election, courtesy of Chronicles Magazine: https://www.chroniclesmagazine.org/biden-s-inexplicable-victory/?fbclid=IwAR38u8AQAlNTFq63WYnlF8ReKTTPT5AeyA7W27KnQkIA2Hp4GFpo2gE7qbQ

Gallup recorded 56% of voters saying they were better off after 4 years of Trump: https://news.gallup.com/opinion/gallup/321650/gallup-election-2020-coverage.aspx

Democracy Institute poll showed a massive 34% gap in enthusiasm between Trump and Biden: https://democracyinstitute.org/poll-donald-trump-set-to-win-us-presidency-by-electoral-college-landslide/

Helmut Norpoth’s “Primary Model,” which correctly predicted all but two elections from 1912 to 2016, predicted Trump would win in 2020: https://news.stonybrook.edu/facultystaff/maverick-modeller-helmut-norpoth-predicts-another-win-for-trump/

Allan Lichtman’s “13 Keys to the White House” model actually DID predict Trump’s victory in 2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mp_Uuz9k7Os

Richard Baris’s findings that Biden underperformed Hillary in every major metro area except for four in key swing states: https://nationalfile.com/suspicious-biden-underperformed-hillary-clinton-nationwide-except-in-four-cities/

Judicial Watch’s report that more than one-tenth of all counties in the United States had more registered voters than citizens eligible to vote: https://www.judicialwatch.org/new-jw-study-voter-registration/

Mark Zuckerberg spent hundreds of millions to gin up Democratic turnout across the country: https://righttakepodcast.com/2021/04/29/episode-18-how-the-right-can-stop-losing/

Our prior analysis of the Zuckerberg problem, in Episode #18: https://righttakepodcast.com/2021/04/29/episode-18-how-the-right-can-stop-losing/

Comprehensive proof of suspicious ballots all across the country: https://hereistheevidence.com/election-2020/stats/

Viral video from Election Night of a woman describing “Sharpiegate” in Arizona: https://www.facebook.com/marko.trickovic.3/videos/4130512783632387/

Video posted by Maricopa County officials endorsing the use of sharpies on ballots: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNhCcimt6No&t=2s

Maricopa officials claimed the county started using Sharpie-friendly equipment the year before: https://www.newsweek.com/voter-fraud-claims-what-we-know-about-counts-arizona-michigan-wisconsin-1545219

Internal emails show county workers wanted to hand out ballpoint pens only prior to Election Day, saying sharpies were “needed” for Election Day: https://twitter.com/HowleyReporter/status/1329211993237155840

Trump campaign and RNC filed a lawsuit against discounted votes due to sharpies: https://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/trump-campaign-rnc-file-lawsuit-in-maricopa-county-for-incorrectly-rejected-votes

Arizona’s Attorney General Mark Brnovich insisted there was no voter fraud: https://www.axios.com/arizona-republican-ag-rejects-voter-fraud-claims-80b4b5a4-18a9-433a-9e64-c75b4d9a8ddd.html

Over 50,000 ballots flagged as “suspicious” in Maricopa County audit: https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/elections/arizona-audit-flags-thousands-suspect-ballots-kicking-issue-states

Maricopa County defied the State Senate’s audit: https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-arizona-phoenix-elections-subpoenas-932ede1f65fdc69d909f61ac8dea5dcf

The curious case of Elliot Kerwin: https://newsletterest.com/message/42865/FBI-Investigates-Arizona-Voter-Data-Theft-Epic-Google-iPhone-Hack-Patriot-Act-Website-Surveillance

Forbes report on FBI investigation into a possible Maricopa County hack: https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2020/12/04/exclusive-the-fbi-is-investigating-voter-data-theft-in-this-key-2020-election-battleground/?sh=78cb278234a4

Kerwin had his laptops and USB seized by the FBI: https://www.google.com/url?q=https://twunroll.com/article/1335911795882680321&sa=D&source=docs&ust=1636599928040000&usg=AOvVaw3dj6JRAY8OS5YYgg5kTZ-G

Kelli Ward’s video from May 2021 about the Maricopa investigation: https://twitter.com/AZGOP/status/1392639353315233793

Arizona Free News article on Maricopa cyberattack: https://azfreenews.com/2021/07/maricopa-county-officials-remain-mum-about-cyberattack-on-voter-data-files-8-months-ago/

Steve Chucri, member of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, resigned after bashing audit: https://www.azmirror.com/2021/09/21/chucri-bashed-gop-colleagues-over-lack-of-audit-support-claimed-dead-people-voted/

Maricopa County continued to insist audit claims were false: https://www.azmirror.com/2021/10/07/maricopa-county-audit-response-slams-claims-as-false-and-misleading/

There were 37,000 anonymous queries to access 2020 election in Arizona: https://nationalfile.com/breaking-37000-anonymous-queries-to-access-2020-election-in-arizona-do-not-follow-that-pattern-of-normal-windows-behavior/

Some ballots in Arizona had no serial numbers: https://nationalfile.com/bombshell-cyber-ninjas-shows-evidence-of-arizona-ballots-containing-no-serial-numbers/

Over 11,000 votes were cast by voters who weren’t registered before November 7th: https://nationalfile.com/arizona-audit-shows-un-registered-voters-and-evidence-free-paper-ballots-were-both-way-more-than-bidens-lead/

NeverTrump State Senator Paul Boyer denied the Senate the vote needed to hold Maricopa County supervisors in contempt: https://nationalfile.com/breaking-trump-slams-nevertrump-arizona-senator-for-blocking-audit-contempt-charges-for-maricopa-county-supervisors/

State Senate subpoenaed Maricopa County for evidence: https://nationalfile.com/breaking-arizona-senate-serves-maricopa-county-with-subpoena-for-routers-ballot-envelopes-voter-databases/

Maricopa officials refused to hand over key evidence until the day before the State Senate hearing: https://nationalfile.com/arizona-audit-firm-says-maricopa-didnt-give-them-key-information-until-day-before-hearing/

Shiva Ayyadurai’s response to Maricopa County’s denial of voter fraud: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/21079430-dr-shiva-replies-to-maricopa-county-official

Audit found thousands of ballots discrepancies: https://nationalfile.com/arizona-maricopa-audit-reveals-thousands-of-discrepancies-with-ballot-forms-serious-integrity-issues/

Attorney General Brnovich orders Maricopa County to preserve election data and equipment: https://nationalfile.com/arizona-brnovich-issues-spoliation-letter-to-maricopa-county-orders-preservation-of-election-data-and-equipment/

Blake Masters’ comprehensive Twitter thread on how the 2020 election was stolen: https://twitter.com/bgmasters/status/1441183564310073351

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