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Advocacy groups seek federal ban to Cyber Ninjas firm and CEO

Advocacy groups in Arizona are seeking a federal ban on the now-defunct Cyber Ninjas, the Florida-based firm hired to audit 2020 election results in Maricopa County. They argue the firm and its CEO should be barred from further government work.

The Brennan Center for Justice sent a letter this week on behalf of the advocacy groups to the Interagency Suspension and Debarment Committee. Brennan Center legal fellow John Martin co-authored the letter. He says recontracting Cyber Ninjas to audit federal elections would undermine democracy.

“What we’ve seen in their work in Arizona is that they’ve engaged in pretty sloppy, pretty inefficient performance when it conducted its audit for the Arizona state Senate," Martin said.

The letter also cited inadequate financial resources, defiance of a court order to produce public records, and CEO Doug Logan’s promotion of election conspiracy theories.

Scott Daniels is a KJZZ intern and student at Arizona State University in the Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Daniels is pursuing a degree in journalism with a focus on broadcast and interests in the music and business industries.Daniels also works as production director at Blaze Radio, ASU. In the school year, he hosted three separate shifts while on the production team. Blaze was his introduction into the world of radio reporting and a continuation of his passion for reporting and storytelling.Aside from work, Daniels enjoys taking hikes, shopping for vinyl records and checking out new coffee shops.