The Pennsylvania-based IT company that was in charge of running the hand recount of Maricopa County ballots is no longer involved in the audit.
The contract with Wake TSI ended May 14, the original completion date for the hand count, and the company chose not to renew its contract, according to Randy Pullen, an audit spokesperson and former state GOP chair.
“They were done,” he said. “They didn’t want to come back.”
Wake TSI was the subcontractor that developed and oversaw the procedures for recounting the county’s nearly 2.1 million ballots, working under Cyber Ninjas, the state Senate’s main contractor performing the overall audit of the county’s general election results.
The audit was on break from May 14 until Monday, as high school graduations took place in the coliseum.
Pullen said that Scottsdale-based technology company StratTech Solutions took over Monday running the hand count, using Wake’s procedures.
The company has been involved in the audit since the beginning, Pullen said, including helping set up the technology for the hand count procedures. It’s unclear whether the company, which specializes in cybersecurity and other internet technology, has any election or auditing experience.