Former President Donald Trump issues a lengthy statement in response to the recent hearing in Arizona where election auditors revealed some preliminary findings.
What he said: The former president pointed to the discrepancies and unresolved issues that auditors flagged at the Thursday Arizona Senate hearing.
He also said that “there was no victory” in Arizona for President Joe Biden.
“Arizona Senate hearings on the Maricopa County election audit is devastating news to the radical left Democrats and the Biden administration,” the former president said in his statement.
“The irregularities revealed at the hearing today amount to hundreds of thousands of votes or, many times what is necessary for us to have won,” he continued. “Despite these massive numbers, this is the state that Fox News called early for a Biden victory. There was no victory here, or in any other of the swing states either.”
“Maricopa County refuses to work together with the Senate and others who are merely looking for honesty, integrity, and transparency. Why do the commissioners not want to look into this corrupted election? What are they trying to hide?” Trump added.
How we got here: The CEOs of Cyber Ninjas and CyFIR, companies that are working on the audit, spike at the hearing before Arizona State Senate President Karen Fann and state Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Warren Petersen.
Cyber Ninjas CEO Doug Logan said there is no clear record of 74,000 mail-in ballots being sent to voters in the county. They also found that 11,326 people who appeared on the voter rolls on Dec. 4, 2020, were not on the rolls on Nov. 7, 2020, and that 3,981 people voted after registering after the voter registration deadline.
Ben Cotton, CyFIR’s CEO, said there appeared to be issues of “severe cybersecurity problems.”
Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jack Sellers, a Republican, accused the auditors of “portraying as suspicious what is actually normal and well known to people who work in elections.”
“To Senate leaders I say, stop accusing us of not cooperating when we have given you everything qualified auditors would need to do this job. Finish your audit, release the report, and be prepared to defend it in Court,” he said.
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