Did Maricopa County ‘Delete All Records Used for Election Results’?

In response to the recent release of the results of the Republican-led Maricopa County “audit,” a widely shared tweet claims that “Someone from @maricopacounty intentionally went into the system and chose to delete all records used for election results.” 

https://twitter.com/DominofromAZ/status/1441524983746887688

The claim is the same one made at the Arizona “audit” presentation last month, where, as, previously noted, Ben Cotton, founder of digital security firm CyFIR and a member of the audit team, falsely accused Maricopa County of intentionally deleting general election results in the county’s election management system.

This is a false claim. 

Maricopa County officials quickly debunked the claim on Twitter, explaining the election management system has storage limits, so Maricopa County has  “data archival procedures.”

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