Draft Cyber Ninja's Statement of Work Included Liz Harris, Bobby Piton
Harris lead a controversial "volunteer canvass" of Maricopa County
A new cache of documents released by the Arizona Senate, as a result of a lawsuit filed by The Arizona Republic, reveals that Cyber Ninja’s original “Registration and Votes Cast Team” was to be lead by Qanon-adjacent personalities Liz Harris and Bobby Piton.
The document, dated March 8th, 2021, was sent by Cyber Ninja’s CEO Doug Logan to Arizona Senate President Karen Fann. Logan stated the draft was final, though it underwent several changes before being signed on March 31st.
One notable difference between the March 8th draft and the final Statement of Work? The removal of any mention of Harris and Piton.
Their involvement was first noted by AZ Right Wing Watch on March 29th:
Of the three teams listed in the Statement of Work, only the “Votes Cast and Registration Team” lacked the name of the specific entities or individuals in charge. It’s unclear from the documents who made the decision to remove Harris’ and Piton’s names, or why.
Back in May, the DOJ issued a letter to Arizona Senate President Karen Fann that noted the canvass may be considered voter intimidation. As a result, the Arizona Senate put the proposed canvass on ice indefinitely.
Despite the warning, a leaked draft of the Arizona Senate Maricopa Audit report mentioned Harris’ canvass. That section was ultimately removed from the final report.
Harris’ organization continued with their “unofficial” volunteer canvass, and published a report with their findings at the beginning of September. The report was criticized for including an image on the cover that purported to be a vacant lot, however it was quickly discovered that a single family residence with registered voters existed on the property.
In response to the criticism, they updated the cover with an image of a different “vacant lot”…that up until the end of 2020 housed a mobile home park. ABC 15’s Garrett Archer shared the county’s explanation.
The AZ - abc15 - Data Guru @Garrett_ArcherSo they changed the cover photo and address but it's not much better. There is a valid registered voter at that address and a mobile home park in December of 2019. USPS forwards mail for 1 year. Afterwards they move to NVRA inactive status. So, again, completely legal. https://t.co/ux0xGVdcIO
We’ve reached out to the Arizona Audit’s Media email address, as well as audit spokesperson Randy Pullen for confirmation on Harris’ and Piton’s involvement.