For Donald Trump, there appears to be at least one path still remaining to make an impact on the results of the 2020 election, but there are several prominent members of his own party who are highly doubtful of that possibility.
The last vestiges of the “stop the steal” movement are churning away in Arizona, (Maricopa County, to be exact), auditing the election results there looking for signs of fakery, forgery, or any other such tomfoolery.
But the ongoing audit has been repeatedly blasted by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle as unprofessional and potentially riddled with problems. Now, high-ranking members of the Arizona GOP are calling for an end to examination…and with some forceful statements.
The Republican-dominated Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on Monday called for an end to the audit of the election results. The Republican-led Arizona state Senate has ordered a full hand recount and audit of the ballots and voting machines in Maricopa County, the state’s most populous county, despite that it will not change the outcome of the presidential election.
They also unanimously agreed to send a forceful response to claims made last week by Arizona’s Republican Senate President Karen Fann, who wrote to the board of supervisors last week alleging the county was not complying with legislative subpoenas, didn’t properly secure the chain of custody of ballots and deleted data.
“It’s time to end this. For the good of the Senate, for the good of the Country and for the good of the Democratic institutions that define us as Americans,” the supervisors and other elected officials said in a letter to Fann.
And they weren’t the only ones.
Jack Sellers, the Republican chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, questioned why Cyber Ninjas “can’t even find files that were already given to them by Maricopa county.”
“We wouldn’t be asked to do this on-the-job training if qualified auditors had been hired to do this work,” Sellers said. At the end of Monday’s meeting he asserted that he “will not be responding to any more requests from this sham process.”
“Finish what you’re calling an audit and be ready to defend your report in a court of law,” he said.
These complaints have largely been sidestepped by those who believe that the 2020 election was “stolen” from Donald Trump, chalking up this “resistance” to the deep state.