Donald Trump‘s claims of fraud in the 2020 Presidential election have been refuted by his own party-led review in Arizona’s Maricopa County. The review of the ballots has found no substantial deviation from the vote count reported by the county that helped clinch the win for Joe Biden.
“That is a true statement. They were close. I find it ironic that our secretary of state, and a few others have called this a sham audit — that you can’t trust, that you can’t believe it. Well the interesting fact is: Truth is truth, numbers are numbers and we said that from day one. And those numbers were close. Within a few hundred,” Fann said, adding that the audit was never about overturning the election.
The count has gone through post election reviews and two private audits but still no anomalies were found in it.
The Democratic Party has said that the audit was about overturning the will of the people.
“This fake audit, which has cost Arizona taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars, was never about increasing voter trust. It was about overturning the will of the voters, waging war against a fair and secure election and encouraging conspiracy theories to destabilize American democracy,” leader of the party in the Arizona Senate Rebecca Rios was quoted by ABC News as saying.
Maricopa County Chairman Jack Sellers, a Republican, has said that the results did not surprise anyone.
“You don’t have to dig deep into the draft copy of the Arizona Senate/Cyber Ninja audit report to confirm what I already knew – the candidates certified by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, Governor, Secretary of State and Attorney General – did, in fact, win,” Sellers, who has been critical of the audit, said.
Biden had won the state of Arizona with 10,457 votes in a surprise flip of the red state in November last year.