The Arizona Republic reports:
With Arizona’s U.S. Senate race at stake, President Donald Trump raised the prospect of a “new Election” as well as “electoral corruption.” Trump’s tweet came as his candidate, Republican hopeful Martha McSally, lagged behind Democratic hopeful Kyrsten Sinema, and as local GOP groups were headed to court over election-related practices in Maricopa County and Pima County, where McSally was at a disadvantage.
That tweet centered on local Republicans’ assertions involving the verification of mismatched signatures on early ballots. Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes, a Democrat, has said verifying the signatures in question guarantees that all admissible votes are counted. Trump rallied for McSally back in October, hoping to enthuse the GOP base and turn out voters who might have otherwise sat out the election.
Just out — in Arizona, SIGNATURES DON’T MATCH. Electoral corruption – Call for a new Election? We must protect our Democracy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 9, 2018
Just out— in Washington DC, SIGNATURES DONT MATCH. Electoral corruption – Call for a new Election. We must protect our Democracy! pic.twitter.com/WQ6ymUmEA9
— Kim (@KimJamul) November 9, 2018
Setting aside the fact that this entire tweet is 💩, raising the idea of a “new election” is a good sign Trump’s advisors have told him McSally is likely to lose. https://t.co/la7BqUH13w
— Jesse Lee (@JesseCharlesLee) November 9, 2018