Meanwhile, in the Terrible Sand Kingdom of Arizonastan…
First off, Cyber Ninjas is a hysterical name that about 20 years ago would have involved mutant turtles. Secondly, really?
Lawyers for Cyber Ninjas, the Florida-based company the Arizona Senate hired to lead a recount of Maricopa County’s 2.1 million general election ballots, are asking a judge to keep secret its procedures for the recount and shut out the public as well as the press from a hearing in which the documents might be discussed.
Let the beauty of this sink-in for just a moment: Sun-stroked Arizona hired a Floriduh Man to do what, now?
Judge Christopher Coury asked the company on Friday to turn over its plans and procedures amid concerns about the security of the county’s ballots and voter privacy.
But the company argued on Sunday that filing the documents in court publicly would compromise the security of its recount. And it argued that the records include protected trade secrets. The company also maintained that the documents are protected by legislative privilege, as it is working on behalf of the state Senate.
In other words, if people watched them, then the Cyber Ninjas would not be able to eff the rat.