The inventor of email and polymath, Dr. V.A Shiva Ayyaduriai has been busy working on the forensic audit of Maricopa County, Arizona.
Dr. Shiva Ayyaduriai has an extensive resume and his accomplishments include a total of four degrees from MIT and he is a world-renowned systems scientist.
Along with what is a very impressive education, Dr. Shiva Ayyaduriai is a Fulbright Scholar, a Lemelson MIT Awards Finalist and a nominee for the U.S National Medal of Technology and Innovation. So pretty smart, to say the least.
Since December, Dr. Shiva Ayyaduriai has been studying the 2020 Presidential election ballots in Maricopa County. The findings revealed that over 200,000 ballots had signature issues and needed to be “cured,” however, only 25,000 “cured” ballots were reported in the results.
The Gateway Pundit reported:
On Monday night Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai provided findings from the Election Systems Integrity Institute’s updated audit of signatures on 1,911,918 early voting mail ballots in Maricopa County’s 2020 General Election.
The key points from this study were as follows:
At minimum, 215,856 early voting mail ballots (EVBs) should have been cured in Maricopa versus the ~25,000 cured by the County in the 2020 General Election.
- This updated Extended Study (“the Study”) along with the Pilot Study are the first to calculate signature mismatch rates of EVBs for Experts – Forensic Document Examiners (FDEs), Trained Novices (non-FDEs), and in a Two-Step Review process using non-FDEs and FDEs.
- One constraint of this Study is not having access to the signature files from the County.
- Given the nearly 10x difference in EVBs to be cured between this Study and the County’s actually number cured, if the County were to provide their signature files, an update to this Study can be performed.
- Maricopa County Election Dept. states it has a “rigorous signature verification process.”
- Of the 1,911,918 EVB signatures verified, the County reported only 25,000 were flagged as signature mismatches requiring review – “curing;” and after curing, the County concluded only 587 of the 25,000 (2.3%) to be “Bad Signatures.”
- This Extended Study confirms the findings of the earlier Pilot Study and concludes that the process used for signature verification in Maricopa is a flawed signature verification process.
Dr. Shiva was recruited at the end of the audit and he hit roadblocks when he received ballot images that been corrupted, slowing down his analysis. It wasn’t until December 2021, until he received uncorrupted ballot images.
He was set to analyze ballot envelopes and once his work began, he quickly identified discrepancies. Signatures that should have been provided, weren’t, and it was determined that there were at least 200,000 ballots that should have not made it into the final count.
Dr. Shiva recommends that legislation be put in place to prevent this from happening in the future, specifically identifying what counts as an actual vote and the audit that Dr. Shiva was involved in, did not include an analysis of signature verification.