FBI raided Maricopa County, AZ home over voter data theft

ForbesOn the morning of November 5, as the 2020 election hung in the balance, Arizona federal agents raided a two-story house in Fountain Hills, Maricopa County, a county that had become a key battleground in the presidential race. The agents were looking for evidence of a cyberattack on an unnamed organization and stolen voter data. They left with eight hard drives, three computers and a bag of USB sticks. The resident of the property, a 56-year-old IT expert named Elliot Kerwin, was served the warrant. He is not yet facing charges and was unreachable for comment at the time of publication. There is no indication that anything other than voters’ information, which can be acquired for a few hundred dollars in Arizona counties, was taken from the affected office.

It's possible this guy is just a lone crank. But what use would anyone have for stealing voter data that you could easily buy?

The only explanation that comes to mind is to use that data to somehow mess with the election, and have it not be linked back to you as one of the people who bought the data. Even then I don't really see how this data would help; to commit election fraud you would want to be able to add records. Of course we don't know that, once having broken in, he couldn't add or change records.

I can come up with possible explanations, but we're really waiting to see what the investigators tell us.

Let's not forget that the Dominion voting machines are programmed with USB sticks. And he had a bag of them, which I presume means a lot. And the FBI sure jumped on this guy right quick after the election, despite Barr's later "I ain't seen nothin'" interview. So we're left wondering what the hell is going on in Maricopa County.

This entry was published Mon Dec 07 14:35:45 CST 2020 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2020-12-07 14:35:45.0. [Tweet]

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