Twitter permanently suspended several accounts dedicated to documenting the Arizona audit. The social media giant also permanently suspended other similar or affiliated accounts covering the audit or calls for an audit in Michigan, Wisconsin, Nevada, Georgia, and Pennsylvania.
The suspended accounts were: @arizonaaudit, @AuditWarRoom, @AuditMichigan, @AuditWisconsin, @AuditNevada, @AuditGeorgia, @Audit_Arizona and @Audit_PA. The latter 7 accounts are associated with an Instagram account, @auditwarroom, that hasn’t been suspended from the Facebook-owned platform. That account notified the public that it joined GETTR, a social media platform created by former President Donald Trump’s aide Jason Miller.
Senator Wendy Rogers (R-AZ) first tweeted about the account bans on Tuesday.
“BREAKING: Twitter just suspended the Arizona Audit account as well as the Audit War Room account,” wrote Rogers. “Follow me on Telegram and Gab for when I am booted. I will be next.”
BREAKING: Twitter just suspended the Arizona Audit account as well as the Audit War Room account.
— Wendy Rogers (@WendyRogersAZ) July 27, 2021
Twitter claimed that the accounts violated its rules on platform manipulation and spam.
The bans come as the Arizona Senate liaison for the audit, Ken Bennett, announced on Wednesday that he would be stepping down. Bennett explained that volunteer consultant Randy Pullen will be assuming his duties.
These changes are also on the heels of the audit hearing two weeks ago. The company in charge of the audit, Cyber Ninjas, claimed that there were over 74,000 surplus mail-in ballots, around 4,000 voters registered after the deadline, over 18,000 voters removed from the voter rolls after the election, and around 38,000 inquiries for blank passwords to hack the system. Additionally the auditors reported that a mere 52 of over 1,650 boxes containing election papers from Maricopa County were sealed with tamper-evident tape seal.
In order to complete the audit, the company would need access to the routers, portable drives, voter registration records, traffic logs, and any security breach-related records. The Arizona Senate issued two new subpoenas for these materials on Tuesday: one to Maricopa County for the materials, the other to Dominion Voting Systems for their tabulators.
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