Multiple outlets are now reporting that FBI agents launched a raid of an Arizona home searching for stolen voter data on Nov 5th, just two days after the 2020 Election. This story was reported only days ago, over a month after the raid actually occurred.
What was seized in the Raid ?
Federal agents seized eight hard drives, three computers and several USB flash drives from a home in Fountain Hills, AZ. The equipment was in the possession of 56 year-old Elliot Kerwin according to the search warrant.
Kerwin is not facing charges at this time and is considered innocent until proven guilty of a crime.
— Forbes (@Forbes) December 4, 2020
What were the FBI looking for?
According to a Forbes story released Dec 4th,
“The agents were searching for evidence of a cyberattack on an unnamed organization. The attack resulted in stolen data from registered voters in Maricopa County, a county that had become a key battleground in the presidential race. “
Neonnettle.com reported that, “At the Kerwin residence, they were looking for any evidence within the seized computers that showed they’d been used to access the IT network at the office, as well as “protected voters’ information” and any indication that it had been disseminated to other people.”
According to the warrant, the “subject devices” seized will “then be searched for records relating to violations of 18 U.S.C Section 1030 (computer intrusion) and 18 U.S.C. Section 1030(b) & 371 (conspiracy to commit computer intrusion)”, which occurred from October 21, 2020 through November 5th 2020. The mention of conspiracy suggests there may be multiple suspects.
AZCentral also reported that investigators were specifically searching for, “records, information and communications related to:
- Login credentials and accounts.
- Voter registration records and information, including protected voters’ information.
- The transfer, sharing, or dissemination of voter registration records and information, including protected voters’ information.
- Unauthorized access to the office’s website and computer systems.
- Attempts or threats to damage computer systems.”
Maricopa County has confirmed that the voter data had been stolen, no other county recorders’ offices have noting that an investigation is underway according to Forbes.
What this development could mean.
More wood for the fire. The Arizona legislature is currently fighting to call the legislature back into special session to consider withholding their Electoral college votes, to hold a full forensic audit of Dominion voting machines, and to decertify the election results. It is interesting that this story was withheld from the public eye until now as it only adds more weight to assertions that the election in Arizona was compromised.