This is an indication that the Arizona “auditors” did not get what they want with those ballots they are examining. They went too far, asking for government passwords and access to the County computers. They don’t need that. And the County Sheriff told them no, that they don’t get access to County computers.
Those “auditors” don’t have the legal right to access County computers. Those Maricopa County computers have private information of all of the people who live in that County. The “auditors” for the election, contracted by the Arizona State Senate do not have the right to access private information. Their request was not limited to the Election Department either.
They are not finding anything different from the Election Department. This is why they want to increase the scope of the election audit. They are trying to prove that the election was fraudulent and they cannot do it with the information they have, the ballots they have. They tried to visit voters and that didn’t go well because the US Department of Justice stepped in and told them they could not approach voters with armed “investigators” and the voters did not have to tell the “investigators” anything.
Election procedures are to verify signatures and then disconnect the ballot from the voters’ profile so that no one can tell which voter voted any particular way. That means that the “auditors” could not tell how a particular voter voted. This is the right thing to do because it is a secret ballot. It doesn’t matter if a subsequent view of any auditor wanted to know how a particular voter voted. They can look at the results of all the voters’ preferences as recorded on ballots. The idea that the Chinese government can fly in ballots and know that they can be recorded as valid ballots, with voters’ profile and correct signatures, is a really stupid idea. The fact that the Arizona State Senate commissioned an “audit” to prove this idea is amazing and a waste of Arizona resources.