It now appears that the group, these 'Cyber Ninjas', who have been hired by the Republican members of the Arizona state Senate to 'audit' the Maricopa County ballots, they're now looking for the evidence of Bamboo. YES, BAMBOO! It seems that the latest conspiracy theory is that if they can detect the presence of Bamboo on the paper ballots, that this would prove that the ballots actually came from China, or at least from somewhere in Asia. And this is what Trump is hanging all his hopes on, that somehow these 'ninjas' are going to find irrefutable evidence that the 84+ million votes that Biden got were somehow fraudulently cast. Oh, and one of the other ideas is that these 'ninjas' will soon start to conduct door-to-door interviews to determine if people actually voted and if so, who did they vote for because they want to use this information to double-check their findings. Of course, one has to ask, how could they do that? There is no way to know who voted for who so what is there to check? BTW, this idea that they may soon start these 'interviews' is what has led, at least in part, to the next bit of breaking news.
The US DOJ has tonight notified the people conducting the 'audit' that they may be in violation of federal voting laws as ballots are supposed to remain in the possession of state election officials for a certain amount of time. By surrendering them to the 'ninjas', they may be in violation of these federal laws. It's also rumored that at the end of the day, when the 'auditing' is halted, that computer are left logged-in and stacks of ballots are left on tables. Also, the management group running the arena where this is taking place has informed the people conducting the 'audit' that they have to be out of there by May 16th as there are events that have already been booked who will need the space starting on that date. So far, they've 'audited' less than 10% of the ballots. If they're forced to pack-up and move to another venue and basically start over, that's just another opportunity for something to go wrong which could put these original ballots further at risk.
And one other thing, if these people really are planning on going out door-to-door interviewing voters, this could be seen as voter intimidation, and if the people being contacted are members of a minority group, it could also be a violation of federal civil rights laws.