Yellow Sheet Report Editor Hank Stephenson is confronted by security after he and other reporters who were denied access to a press conference on the election audit entered Veterans Memorial Coliseum through an unlocked side door. /Photo by Jerod MacDonald-Evoy / Arizona Mirror
Emails released as part of public records lawsuit between Cyber Ninjas and watchdog group American Oversight
BY: JEROD MACDONALD-EVOY | Arizona Mirror
A company run by two OANN correspondents provided volunteers for the 2020 Maricopa County “audit” even while the correspondents were covering the event, documents show. (Photo by Rob Schumacher, Arizona Republic/pool)
An 501(c)4 organization run by two One America News Network correspondents, one of whom worked with President Donald Trump’s legal team, supplied volunteers to the Arizona Senate’s “audit” of the 2020 Presidential election.
Voices and Votes paid $605,000 to the “audit” effort and was the first organization to begin raising funds for the Florida-based firm that would end up counting 2.1 million ballots at the behest of the Arizona Senate.
The organization’s CEO and president is OAN correspondent and personality Christina Bobb and the chief operating officer is OAN’s chief White House correspondent Chanel Rion. Both Rion and Bobb have spread baseless lies about the election, claiming widespread voter fraud, leading to multiple libel and defamation lawsuits.
“Here is the signed letter from Voices and Votes showing that we are providing volunteers,” says an email from Bobb released as part of an on-going public records lawsuit between the Cyber Ninjas, the firm that conducted the count, and watchdog group American Oversight.
between Bobb and Cyber Ninjas CEO Doug Logan and included a letter of clarification that the volunteers were working for Bobb’s organization but would be having their background checked by Cyber Ninjas.
“Please note, these volunteers will be working solely for Voices and Votes, Inc. and any coordination will not establish any employment or other relationship with Cyber Ninjas. Further, per the agreement with the Arizona State Senate, Cyber Ninjas will conduct background checks on all relevant parties including our volunteers. Again, this does not establish any formal relationship between our volunteers and your company,” the agreement states.
Bobb also reported on the “audit” for OAN while in Arizona, often repeatedly mentioning Voices and Votes to viewers but not mentioning that the organization was supplying volunteers for the effort. Bobb also said the organization was also being used to help give lawmakers from other states “tours” of the audit.
It also appears that Bobb was instrumental in helping Logan in an effort to curtail media coverage of the “audit.”