Arizona Republicans are determined to get to the bottom of voter fraud allegations in Maricopa County’s 2020 presidential election results. As a result, Ken Bennett, who is the state senate liaison and former Secretary of State, assured Arizonans over the weekend that his team will not stop auditing the results until “every” single ballot is counted.
“In the November 2020 election, there were 2,595,272 eligible voters to vote and there were 2,890,563 who voted,” Bennett said in a video posted to social media on Saturday. “And we’re going to verify every…one of them.”
This is the third audit of the Maricopa County election results after the first two rounds held by the election board resulted in no evidence of voter fraud, despite the discrepancy Bennett points out that nearly 300,000 people, who were not eligible to vote, casted a vote.
Because the first audits failed to produce answers for the inconsistencies pointed out by conservative lawmakers, Republicans hired Cyber Ninjas, an independent firm based in Florida, to complete the task. Under examination, is the contested county’s election results, voting machines, and other election data. The review could take several weeks to complete.
Trump Hints at Possible Domino Effect
Former President Donald Trump weighed in on the anticipated audit while speaking to supporters attending a private event held at Mar-a-Lago on Friday night.
Reminiscent of language he used when the election results were in limbo, Trump is putting his supporters on high alert to keep their eyes on Arizona.
“Let’s see what they find. I wouldn’t be surprised if they found thousands and thousands and thousands of votes, so we’re going to watch that very closely,” Trump said in a video that surfaced on social media.
“You’ll watch Pennsylvania, and Georgia, and you’re going to watch Michigan and Wisconsin, and you’re watching New Hampshire – they found a lot of votes up in New Hampshire just now,” he added, hinting at a possible domino effect. “This was a rigged election, and everybody knows it,”
“We’re going to be watching it very closely,” said the 45th president.
What Will Be Revealed?
Despite state Democrats’ curious attempts to block the independent audit, Republicans hope it will finally provide transparency regarding the surplus of voters and other instances of fraud in the November election.
Arizona’s audit could be the big reveal many voters have been hoping for after the courts refused to take up cases concerning voter fraud.