“Let’s see what they discover,” Trump mentioned in remarks captured on video at his Florida golf resort.
“Some very attention-grabbing issues are occurring in Arizona,” he famous within the footage that seemed to be taken Wednesday throughout his farewell remarks earlier than he heads to New Jersey for the summer season. It was posted on TikTok by 45covfefe.
“Let’s see what they discover. I wouldn’t be stunned in the event that they discovered 1000’s and 1000’s and 1000’s of votes” for him, Trump added.
“After that we’ll watch Pennsylvania, and also you watch Georgia, then you definitely’re going to look at Michigan and Wisconsin, and also you’re watching New Hampshire. They discovered a whole lot of votes up in New Hampshire simply now … you noticed that?” he added, although it was unclear what Trump was referring to.
“This was a rigged election, everyone is aware of it, and we’re going to be watching it very intently,” he concluded.
There’s completely no proof it was a rigged election.
The present controversial audit of two.1 million Maricopa County votes for president and Senate — races gained by Democrats — is being headed up by the Cyber Ninjas firm, which is owned by a promoter of the “Cease the Steal” lie that the election was rigged in opposition to Trump. Proprietor Doug Logan retweeted messages months in the past that an audit of the Arizona would discover a whole lot of 1000’s of votes for Trump. The Florida-based Cyber Ninjas firm has no expertise with elections or ballots.
The agency, employed by Arizona’s GOP Senate, failed in court docket to maintain its recount operation secret. Voter and civil rights organizations are so alarmed that they’ve written to the Justice Division for federal displays out of concern that ballots shall be broken, stolen, altered or misplaced.
Trump asks “a number of instances a day” for an replace on the operation, The Washington Submit reported Thursday. He’s significantly entranced by Cyber Ninjas’ examination of the ballots with ultraviolet gentle, which some consultants consider may injury them, based on the Submit. It’s not identified why Cyber Ninjas is utilizing UV Gentle.
Within the newest alarming improvement, an Arizona Republic reporter on Friday snapped a photograph of U.S. Capitol rally agitator and former Arizona Rep. Anthony Kern (R) reviewing ballots as a part of the audit.
Kern’s personal identify seems on the ballots he was reviewing. He misplaced a contest for re-election, coming in lifeless final in a a three-way race. Kern can be listed as a presidential elector for Donald Trump on the poll, based on the Republic.
He’s additionally a disciple of the “Large Lie,” and was photographed on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in the course of the rebellion.
Greater than 40 Democrats within the Arizona state Legislature known as on the Justice Division to analyze Kern after the Capitol siege. His “personal social media posts strongly recommend” that Kern was “current on the riot in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6, and actively inspired the mob, each earlier than and in the course of the assault on the Capitol,” mentioned the letter to the DOJ.
Arizona Republic reporter Ryan Randazzo was ejected from the recount operation on the Veterans Memorial Coliseumat after he took Kern’s photograph. He famous that packing containers of ballots seemed to be shuffled round, and votes examined, with no apparent sample of group.
Critics have slammed the operation as a Trump rally, and on no account a good audit of something.
The audit findings may have no impact on President Joe Biden’s victory within the state by a 0.3-point margin, which has lengthy been formally licensed. However claims of latest votes for Trump may undermine religion in a reputable election and result in additional unrest.
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