Constitutional attorney Matt DePerno claimed on Monday that Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, and Maricopa County election officials have known since November 3 that there was a security breach into the county’s servers, and hid that information from the public.
DePerno, who filed an election lawsuit last November in Michigan on behalf of an Antrim County resident, broke the news on Steve Bannon’s War Room podcast Monday morning.
“Maricopa County and the Secretary of State of Arizona have known for quite some time—since November 3—that there was a security breach of the voter registration servers and they have hid this from the American public,” he said. “We know this because, we know voters in Arizona actually received some notification individually that some of their data had been breached, but they’ve hidden it from the rest of us.”
Hobbs, a staunch NeverTrumper who in 2017 referred to the then-president’s supporters as “neo-Nazis,” was “stripped” of her ability to “defend election lawsuits” by the state’s Republican-led House Appropriations Committee, Arizona’s ABC 15 reported in May. The duty was reportedly transferred to Republican Attorney General Mark Brnovich through the end of the 2023 fiscal year.
DePerno also told Bannon that his team has discovered that in at least three battleground states, certain anonymous individuals were allowed to access the election database and potentially change the results of the election.
“In Michigan, Georgia and Arizona—in all of them—we have found anonymous user remote access logons that would have elevated privileges in the election management system,” the lawyer claimed, going on to note that those who were given this access had the ability to change results in the database.
“It’s pretty significant that we found this in three states now. It is a pattern,” he said.
.@mdeperno reports the same problems he found in Michigan are being found in Arizona and Georgia: Remote access log ons to election systems with ability to change results.
Plus: AZ voter registrations were hacked on Nov 3 and Dem SOS has been covering it up pic.twitter.com/Ht1866Kvbp
— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) July 5, 2021
A Michigan judge in May threw out DePerno’s case alleging fraud in the 2020 election in Antrim County, stating that the plaintiff had already “either received all of the requested relief or is not entitled to the relief requested as a matter of law.”
During a court hearing on Zoom, 13th Circuit Court Judge Kevin Elsenheimer said that William Bailey, a resident of Antrim County, had received the relief he sought in February when county clerks conducted a random sample of some 18,000 ballots.
Baily was seeking an independent forensic examination of all of Antrim County’s ballots.
“There is no right either in the constitutional section or the statue for the independent audit that Mr. Bailey seeks,” Elsenheimer told the court. The plaintiff’s claims are, in fact, moot. There is no reason to do it twice.”
The results in Antrim County initially showed Joe Biden winning the race in the Republican county, but tabulation errors were quickly discovered and corrected, flipping the results back into then-President Trump’s favor.
State and county officials blamed human error for the mishap, but DePerno produced evidence showing how the Dominion Voting Systems machines could be manipulated and votes easily transferred from one candidate to another. A cyber security expert demonstrated how easy it is to flip votes on the tabulator in a video posted on Deperno’s website.
A recent Rasmussen poll found that 51 percent of Americans believe that “cheating” affected the outcome of the 2020 election. Seventy-four percent of Republicans believe that fraud affected the outcome of the election.
"How likely is it that cheating affected the outcome of the 2020 presidential election?"
Very or Somewhat Likely-
White – 51%
Black – 49%
Oth Non-White – 56%
Dem – 30% 🧐
Unaffil – 51%
GOP – 74%
All Voters – 51%
— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) July 2, 2021