Florida

Florida State Representative Anthony Sabatini filed HB 99, a bill that would require the Governor to appoint an independent third party to conduct a “forensic audit” of the 2020 general election. The bill targets cities as it calls for an “audit” in “every precinct in each county with a population of 415,000 or more.”

In early October 2021, the Lake County Republican Party passed a resolution calling for a recount and audit of the 2020 presidential election. They argue that, while former President Donald Trump won the state of Florida, his margin of victory could be larger after an “audit.” Governor Ron DeSantis and leaders of both parties praised the security and accuracy of Florida’s 2020 election. SourceSourceSource

Maine

Maine State Representative Heidi Sampson is pushing for a Cyber Ninja--style review of the 2020 election. Rep. Sampson shared a copy of an “affidavit” to house members that demand the Secretary of State gather election voting materials such as paper ballots, voting machines, and software for inspection by Phil Waldron and Jovan Hutton, both of whom have been associated with the peddling conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election. According to a report by the Bangor Daily News, currently, there is no “legal mechanism to do what the affidavit demands.” SourceSourceSource

Michigan

The Houghton County board unanimously voted to request the Senate Oversight Committee investigate election hacking claims perpetuated by conspiracy theorist Mike Lindell’s documentary.

Barry County Sheriff Dar Leaf tried to launch a 2021 probe into the 2020 voting machines based on Trump-loyalist Mike Lindell’s “evidence” to look for “fraud.” On August 4, 2021, Michigan’s Director of Elections Jonathan Braterdenied the Barry County request, explaining that the group lacked the authority under state law to conduct or supervise post-election audits.

Macomb County Clerk, Republican Anthony Forlini, has announced that he will be investigating the 2020 election results in his county. On October 5th, Forlini hired a firm to conduct a “forensic audit” of the county’s election servers. The “audit” is set to begin soon, costing the clerk’s office $16,000. The work will include inventorying the systems, recording serial numbers, disassembling the server to create forensic images, and more. SourceSourceSourceSourceSource

Oklahoma

State Representative Sean Roberts is seeking a "forensic audit" of the 2020 general election. The proposed election review would take place in Oklahoma County and two additional counties, chosen at random. Oklahoma State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax responded to the request, "in my judgment, the time and expense of a post-election audit is not justified for an election that was conducted more than eight months ago.” Sec. Ziriax also stated that Oklahoma state law does not allow outside groups to audit their ballots. SourceSource

Nebraska

The Nebraska Freedom Coalition, a right-wing group, is calling for a review of the 2020 election in Douglas and Sarpy counties. The group is asking for a state-backed effort into checking ballots and software. This effort is supported by State Senator Rob Clements, who has admitted he was persuaded to ask for an attempt after a presentation by Dr. Douglas Frank. Frank, a close associate of MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, both conspiracy theorists who have peddled lies about the 2020 election. Source

Nevada

In August, Lander County Manager Bert Ramos, at the direction of the county commission, requested that all of the county’s voting machines be transferred into the custody of the county manager’s office. Lander County Clerk Sadie Sullivan confirmed in an interview that the commissioners wanted to conduct a post-election review. Following the Lander County request, the Department of Justice and Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske each sent letters to Sullivan outlining the federal guidelines on post-election audits and stating that the voting machines should not be transferred. Cegavske, a Republican, has confirmed that she has not seen any evidence of “widespread fraud.” Source

North Carolina

The House Freedom Caucus, a group of state lawmakers, are attempting to begin an investigation into the 2020 election saying they will do “whatever it takes” to inspect voting machines in Durham County. State Representative Jeff McNeely claimed the group is acting on behalf of constituent concerns and would travel the state checking if modems can connect to the Internet. State law prohibits voting machines from having modems at all. SourceSource

Texas

The Texas Secretary of State’s office announced a “forensic audit” of Collin, Dallas, Harris, and Tarrant counties. Hours after the release of a letter from Former President Donald Trump to Texas Governor Greg Abbott calling for an “audit” in Texas. The office released details on the “audit” procedures, suggesting the review will begin in the spring of 2022.

"The conspiracy theorists who want to come up with all these ways or reasons why this election wasn't right — they might very well find something else [to doubt] It’s time to move on," said Republican Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley.

Gov. Abbott also appointed John Scott to serve as Secretary of State. Scott's most prominent recent work includes representing Trump in a lawsuit based on lies and debunked conspiracy theories challenging the 2020 election results in Pennsylvania. SourceSourceSourceSourceSource

Washington

An effort led by the Washington Election Integrity Coalition United (WEiCU), along with 28 individuals filed a lawsuit in three Washington state counties (Clark, Snohomish, and Whatcom), alleges that votes in 2020 were flipped from a third party to Joe Biden and that auditors in select counties used unlicensed voting equipment. The lawsuit is part of an effort to drive for a Cyber Ninja-style “audit” of the state’s ballots.

Former Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman said, "this is the new reality on the ground for election administrators, it doesn't matter how wide a margin in the results. You call everything into question and it undermines the validity of everything in the process." SourceSourceSource

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