The Daily Beast reports:
The head of Arizona Republicans’ controversial “audit” of 2020 presidential ballots was revealed Saturday as the anonymous star of a new movie claiming the election was stolen, raising questions about how credible any upcoming report from the supposed audit could be.
The revelation of Cyber Ninjas CEO Doug Logan’s involvement in the conspiracy theory movie The Deep Rig came at the film’s premiere in a church on the outskirts of Phoenix, as Arizona Republicans gathered to celebrate the count’s end.
The Deep Rig, which is based on a book by former Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne, features an array of discredited voter-fraud hunters presenting a hodgepodge of theories claiming that Joe Biden stole the election from Donald Trump.
The Arizona Mirror reports:
Former Secretary of State Ken Bennett, whom Senate President Karen Fann appointed as a liaison for the self-styled audit she ordered of the county’s election results, previously told Arizona Mirror that he didn’t know if any other members of the audit participated in the film other than himself.
“If we don’t fix our election integrity now, we may no longer have a democracy,” Logan says towards the end of the film. Logan also said in the film, before he was unmasked, that he believed that the CIA or former members of the intelligence agency may be involved with “disinformation” around election fraud. Logan did not provide any evidence to back up this assertion.
Fann and a handful of other Republican lawmakers attended the film’s premier, including Reps. Mark Finchem and Walt Blackman, and Sen. Sonny Borrelli. The film rehashes a number of debunked conspiracy theories around the 2020 election and members of the film, as well as special guests, focused on a number of QAnon-related talking points.
— Mary (@Scrappy_Pro) June 28, 2021
— Brahm Resnik (@brahmresnik) June 27, 2021
Pretty amazing account of the multiple intersections of the Big Lie, QAnon, and the Arizona audit. Crazy. And scary.https://t.co/4axercmgkA
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) June 27, 2021