So, the Maricopa county recount has been a pretty crazy affair.
The republican controlled senate appointed a mob called Cyber Ninjas to run the recount.
They started with blue pens on the recount floor. That’s failing at the absolute basics of security for such a task. Only red pens are allowed, so that ballots can’t be remarked without it being obvious due to the red ink. And this is the mob who says they’re going to do a better job than the republican official run recounts that happened before theirs.
They claimed that files had been deleted from hard drives. But they miraculously found them again when it was pointed out that they had failed to reassemble a raid array properly.
Their martial prowess is unknown, so they might still be ninjas, but they really should drop the cyber bit.
To really hammer home their message of transparency, they then decided require that all participants sign an NDA. They want the truth to be known, just not about them.