More on Ryan Macias – the character in Maricopa County invited by the Secretary of State, Katie Hobbs?
Three individuals were seen walking around the election floor and whispering to each other. ABC15 reports that Hobbs now has three people working as monitors inside, “an election machine expert and two election auditing professionals.”
ABC15 reports that the observers are “Ryan Macias [who is] the former acting director of certification and testing for the U.S. election assistance commission. Macias certified Arizona’s voting machines. The two other observers are Jennifer Morell, an election consultant with Protect Democracy, and Liz Howard, an attorney with the Brennan Center for Justice. Until Thursday, Secretary of State Hobbs was denied access to monitor the audit; a judge later ordered her office be allowed. Senate President Karen Fann, who is orchestrating the recount, and Hobbs worked out an arrangement before a noon deadline.”
Given his familiarity with the technology, and his skill set described by the EAC, and the fact that he’s working with the Democrats, he should be monitored:
At a meeting of the EAC Commissioners on May 20, 2019, around the time Ryan Macias has resigned his position with the EAC, one of the Commissioners, Thomas Hicks, asked Dr. Hall, (Joseph Lorenzo Hall, a current member of the Verified Voting board of advisors), “what he meant by ‘trained security experts,’ and Dr. Hall explained that those are people who are hired to break into people’s systems to find vulnerabilities.”
There were suspicions that Ryan was paid to be there:
You @katiehobbs might be held accountable for having your paid election expert Ryan Macias impersonate a reporter and try to sneak past security to get on the ballot floor. More to come! https://t.co/lZAsX8VPPh
— Maricopa Arizona Audit (@ArizonaAudit) May 2, 2021
Macias denied any payment and claimed according to a reporter that he was not let in:
I talked to Ryan. He said he was there pro bono, it’s in the court filing.
He also said he didn’t sneak past security. He didnt have media creds so he was turned away. Sign in sheet will say “unaffiliated” next to his name. https://t.co/uRHfh5lOIv
— The AZ – abc15 – Data Guru (@Garrett_Archer) May 2, 2021
But the most shocking thing we have found out about Macias is that he is a member of the National Task Force on Election Crises.
This list of operatives in this ‘task force’ includes individuals with shocking pasts (e.g. Michael Steele, the NeverTrumper, and former RNC Chair). There is much more to this organization than meets the eye.