Doug Logan, the man behind the Cyber Ninjas Arizona audit, starred in an election conspiracy theory film alleging the CIA was behind election misinformation

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Cyber Ninjas owner Doug Logan talks about overseeing a 2020 election ballot audit ordered by the Republican lead Arizona Senate at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, during a news conference Thursday, April 22, 2021, in Phoenix. Ross D. Franklin/AP Photo
  • Arizona audit leader Doug Logan, who heads the Cyber Ninjas, is in a new conspiracy theorist movie.

  • Logan appeared on "The Deep Rig," a film that alleges that the CIA was involved in election misinformation.

  • The movie's director is a man whose previous work claimed aliens were behind the September 11 attacks.

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Doug Logan is the man currently heading the controversial audit of the 2020 Maricopa County election results in Arizona. He is also one of the stars of a conspiracy theory documentary claiming that the election was stolen from former President Donald Trump - providing an ominous voiceover alleging a lack of election integrity.

Logan is the founder and CEO of Cyber Ninjas, a private consultancy based in Florida that was nominated to audit the votes in Arizona. Logan himself is a "Stop the Steal" supporter who has been known to tout election conspiracy theories, particularly those in favor of former President Donald Trump.

According to an article by local media outlet AZ Central, Logan was revealed to be a mysterious tech expert featured in the film "The Deep Rig." The documentary premiered over the weekend to a crowd of around 500 people at a church in Phoenix, who each forked out $25 for a ticket.

The AZ Central wrote that Logan's identity was revealed during the premier to cheers from the audience. This came after it was earlier speculated that a character in the film called "Anon," who works as an "application security analyst," was actually Logan.

Local news outlet AZ Mirror reported that Logan made several statements in the movie, including allegations that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was involved with "disinformation" and election fraud.

Per the AZ Mirror, Logan said in the movie: "If we don't fix our election integrity now, we may no longer have a democracy."

According to the movie's website, the film is based on a book about a 2020 election conspiracy theory written by Patrick M. Byrne, titled: "The Deep Rig: How Election Fraud Cost Donald J. Trump the White House, By a Man Who Did Not Vote for Him."

It is directed by Roger R. Richards, who also made a 2018 film called "Above Majestic" that claimed aliens were behind the September 11 attack.

The AP reported on June 26 that 2.1 million ballots in Maricopa County have been counted and photographed, but noted that a report on the audit may still be months away.

But questions regarding the legitimacy of the audit have been raised.

Arizona GOP elections official Stephen Richer blasted the audit in a June 21 interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, saying that these processes are "insane just from a competence standpoint." Arizona Democrats have also fought the Maricopa audit, calling it a "sham."

The audit process itself has not been smooth sailing.

For one, the vote recount was critiqued by voting machine maker Dominion and the US Justice Department, after questions arose about the chain of custody and integrity of the ballots. In May, the Cyber Ninjas also appeared to be pursuing a far-fetched theory that ballots were flown in from Asia and smuggled into the stack, and were sifting through the ballots to find Chinese bamboo fibers.

Most recently, an expert review of the audit found that the Cyber Ninjas' audit process had "fatal flaws," and recommended that its findings should not be trusted.

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