Washington, D.C. (September 24, 2021)—Last night, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, sent a letter to Douglas Logan, Chief Executive Officer and Principal Consultant of Cyber Ninjas, Inc., requesting his testimony at a hearing on October 7, 2021, regarding Cyber Ninjas’ role in an “audit” of 2.1 million ballots cast in Maricopa County, Arizona in the 2020 election.
“This request follows your repeated refusal to produce documents requested by the Committee regarding this largely privately funded audit,” the Chairs wrote. “As a result of your obstruction, your participation in a Committee hearing is necessary for the Committee to advance the investigation of the questionable audit your company performed and to examine whether this audit is interfering with Americans’ right to vote free from partisan interference.”
In April 2021, the Arizona State Senate hired Cyber Ninjas to conduct an audit of the 2020 election results in Maricopa County, Arizona, even though the company had no prior federal election audit experience. Since then, significant questions have been raised regarding the “dark money” organizations funding the audit, the impartiality of the company, and the mismanagement and insecure audit practices that have jeopardized the integrity of ballots and voting machines.
The Chairs wrote to Cyber Ninjas on July 14, 2021, and on August 22, 2021, requesting documents related to Cyber Ninjas’ audit procedures, funding sources, communications regarding the audit with outside parties that may exert improper influence on the company, and related issues.
Instead of producing the documents as requested, Cyber Ninjas continuously obstructed the Committee’s investigation. On August 9, 2021, Cyber Ninjas sent a letter to the Committee raising spurious objections to all nine of the Committee’s requests, and produced 336 pages of publicly available material. On August 27, 2021, Cyber Ninjas sent a second letter to the Committee reiterating its objections to producing documents and claiming inaccurately that the Committee was “far outside its proper legislative jurisdiction.”
“As we explained in our previous letters, this investigation is of exceeding importance to the American people,” the Chairs added. “Consistent with Congress’s constitutional authorities, the Committee is investigating the extent to which your company’s actions have undermined the integrity of federal elections and interfered with Americans’ constitutional right to cast their ballot freely and to have their votes counted without partisan interference.”
Today’s letter requests that Mr. Logan inform the Committee of whether he intends to appear at this hearing voluntarily by September 30, 2021.
Click here to read the letter.