The New York Times reports:
After a week marked by mounting accusations of partisan skulduggery, mismanagement and even potential illegality, at least one Republican supporter of the new count said it could not end soon enough.
“It makes us look like idiots,” State Senator Paul Boyer, a Republican from suburban Phoenix who supported the audit, said on Friday. “Looking back, I didn’t think it would be this ridiculous. It’s embarrassing to be a state senator at this point.”
Civil-rights advocates say political fallout is the least of the concerns. They say the Arizona review is emblematic of a broader effort by pro-Trump Republicans to undermine faith in American democracy and shift control of elections to partisans who share their agenda.
Read the full article. What was his breaking point? The search for bamboo ballots or the use of UV lights to find Trump’s secret watermarks?
Questions are growing about Arizona’s review of 2.1 million ballots after Trump narrowly lost the state in the November election. The recount had been expected to be completed by May 14, but with only 250,000 counted, it could take until August.https://t.co/X96pzKeAse
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