The Republican Party's Arizona 'audit' left Cyber Ninjas CEO $2 million in debt
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The so-called "audit" of the 2020 election in Arizona uncovered more votes for President Joe Biden, but doing it also left the company doing the audit scrambling for money.

Vice News revealed Tuesday that Cyber Ninjas CEO Doug Logan is $2 million in debt and they're not the only ones going broke.

President Donald Trump's fans and funders collected nearly $6 million for the Republican audit, but the Washington Post reported the state is already being forced to pay $3 million to replace Maricopa County's electronic voting machines because they were tampered with by the audit. The state Senate accounting records calculated the recount cost taxpayers $9 million, and that comes before Cyber Ninjas was involved.

"It's a bit like their voting systems were ransomwared and held hostage for $9 million and now they have to find a way to pay for it," the Post cited election adviser for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Matt Masterson. "Nothing about what's taking place in Maricopa County right now should be a model for others."

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Now that the dust has settled, Cyber Ninjas theoretically would have been able to make enough money to pay for their work, instead, their CEO is broke. That's almost $1 per 2.1 million ballots that they recounted over five months. It raises serious questions about where all the donations went.

Election conspiracy theorist Nick Moseder told his Telegram channel that Logan confessed Arizona left the company in financial troubles.

"While many people got VERY RICH off of the AZ audit, Doug Logan is over 2 million dollars in debt, with no other means of income," Moseder told his followers. "I believe he was anticipating more audits to make up for his losses and kept being reassured, 'don't worry about the money, America has your back.'"

"I personally think it's a tragedy that Doug Logan sacrificed months with his pregnant wife and 11 kids (now 12) to put his business and reputation on the line," Moseder said. "All of that work, risk, and sacrifice to have come out the other side being called a traitor, and to be 2.1 million dollars in debt, with a business whose reputation will forever be branded 'right-wing conspiracy company.'"

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Logan was a supporter of the "Stop the Steal" movement that claimed the 2020 election was stolen. Yet in the report, Logan's election trutherism was thwarted by his own ballot count.

At first, the Arizona Senate allocated $150,000 for the audit. As the costs increased, right-wing figures stepped up to promote the "Big Lie" and funded other costs.

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, Overstock.com founder Patrick Byrne, and Trump-loving lawyer Lin Wood all contributed to the effort. One major fundraiser was OAN's Christina Bobb, Logan told Moseder that her fund would be the best to recoup the losses.

Meanwhile, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reported that on Jan. 25, Logan paid off his 30-year mortage on his $455,000 home.

Read the full report at Vice News.