The New York Times reports:
Almost half a year after the election Mr. Trump lost, the promised audit has become a snipe hunt for skulduggery that has spanned a court battle, death threats and calls to arrest the elected leadership of Maricopa County, which includes Phoenix.
The head of Cyber Ninjas, the Florida-based firm that Republican senators hired to oversee the audit, has embraced Mr. Trump’s baseless theories of election theft and has suggested, contrary to available evidence, that Mr. Trump actually won Arizona by 200,000 votes.
The pro-Trump cable channel One America News Network has started a fund-raiser to finance the venture and has been named one of the nonpartisan observers that will keep the audit on the straight and narrow.
Read the full article. Photo: Arizona GOP Chair Kelli Ward.
If you thought the stolen election lie was over, take a gander at what’s going on in Maricopa, Az., where state Republicans are conducting yet another audit — after previous findings of clean results — by firms run by conspiracists @miwine reports https://t.co/uUEOz4eLv2
— jimrutenberg (@jimrutenberg) April 25, 2021
Good Morning to everyone except those who’re trying to stop a forensic audit of the 2.1 million ballots in Maricopa County Arizona. History is being made as we speak.
Here’s the link to watch the audit. https://t.co/5uhlpwTGIf
— RSBN 🇺🇸 (@RSBNetwork) April 23, 2021
The QAnon and “Stop the Steal” promoter hired by Arizona republicans to conduct the recount “has confirmed that he authored a document titled ‘Election Fraud Facts & Details’ that was posted on the website of Sidney Powell.”https://t.co/mAaKeVcIRz
— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) April 23, 2021
The long-awaited hand count and forensic audit of the election in Maricopa County starts Friday. Process will be live-streamed nationally @OANN observers will be non-partisan for full transparency. Glad to support @AZSenateGOP in their efforts. #ElectionIntegrity pic.twitter.com/nqRgyPVuaN
— Arizona Republican Party (@AZGOP) April 21, 2021
President Trump comments on the Maricopa County, Ariz. audit:
“So many people would like to thank the brave and patriotic Republican State Senators from Ariz. for the incredible job they are doing…The Ariz. recount and examination will be on live TV (OAN) for all to watch.” pic.twitter.com/IbsKCiVgCw
— One America News (@OANN) April 23, 2021