trump is demanding the routers be produced to prove election fraud. This was from his speech over the weekend. Total nonsense. I am willing to bet he has no idea what routers do. You can check routers log without taking them. the auditors want to take the routers out of operation. That will disrupt the entire network in AZ.
“The county has, for whatever reason, also refused to produce the network routers. We want the routers, Sonny, Wendy, we got to get those routers, please. The routers. Come on, Kelly, we can get those routers. Those routers. You know what? We’re so beyond the routers, there’s so many fraudulent votes without the routers. But if you got those routers, what that will show, and they don’t want to give up the routers. They don’t want to give them. They are fighting like hell. Why are these commissioners fighting not to give the routers?”
The routers will have security flaws. As do all devices/software. This will allow the report to focus on ominous scary hacker “potential” to offset the fact that the physical ballot count and analysis came up empty.
My theory anyway. They floated a few ballot count “irregularities” last week and they were so effectively shot down that they are not even being talked about anymore.
With the router issue they can delay the ballot audit report In the short term and potentially shift focus to “abysmal security” of the ancillary computing equipment later.
“What happened is we had two senators running, a couple of months later, and you know what happened to them?” Trump said at a Phoenix rally. “Republicans said, ‘We’re not going out to vote, because this was rigged , this election was rigged,’” he noted, parroting his own claims about the election.
Late last year, ahead of the Georgia vote, former state Sen. Chuck Clay warned the GOP faithful about Trump’s conspiracy theories: “We’ve got to get a grip on ourselves, people. What we can’t have is this sense of just conspiratorial madness that I think certainly does the body politic harm — and I don’t think helps our candidates.”