ARIZONA AUDIT: JUST THE FACTS
Republicans contracted four private companies to examine the ballots in Maricopa County. Cyber Ninjas is the leading company conducting the audit.
Cyber Ninjas spent months hand-counting over 2.1 million ballots and examining election machines and other materials in Maricopa County.
Cyber Ninjas was given access to every ballot cast and every voting machine used to cast them, as well as thousands of documents including tabulator audit, administrator security, windows event logs and the cast vote records.
State Republicans say the voting machines will have to be thrown away and replaced for future elections because of risk of tampering by private auditors.
Cyber Ninjas was paid $10 million American taxpayer dollars in addition to $5.7 million from private donors.
Cyber Ninjas delayed the report on the election audit, citing lack of access to routers and passwords which have access to the county's water system, school servers, and critical law enforcement data, which cannot be disclosed by law.
Cyber Ninjas found no evidence of election fraud in Maricopa County. In their recount, Donald Trump lost 261 votes and Joe Biden gained 99.