The Arizona Mirror reports:
After months of work and some $6 million spent, a so-called audit that Trump supporters claimed would show that the election had been stolen from the defeated president found that Joe Biden actually won Arizona by more votes than the official tally — and it found no conclusive evidence that the election had been influenced by fraud.
Draft reports from the review that Senate President Karen Fann [photo] commissioned of Maricopa County’s election results declared that a hand count of nearly 2.1 million ballots from the November 2020 election found Donald Trump had 261 fewer votes than the county’s official canvass gave him, while Biden had 99 more.
All told, Biden gained 360 votes in the Senate “audit” hand count — which was criticized by election experts as fundamentally flawed — giving him a victory of 45,469 votes in Maricopa County.
The Insider reports:
Former President Donald Trump on Thursday angrily accused Democrats of seeking to distract from the release of the result of the controversial vote audit in Maricopa County, Arizona. However, he appears to have launched the attack unaware of that details of the audit had already been released, confirming that the process confirmed that President Joe Biden won.
In the statement late Thursday, Trump hit out at the House of Representatives commission investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol, which on Thursday subpoenaed several allies and aides of the president. Trump claimed the move was timed to distract from the expected release on Friday of the result of the Maricopa County audit by the firm Cyber Ninjas.
#BREAKING: Audit report affirms President Biden beat former President Trump, as Maricopa County said in November.
Early versions of the Arizona audit report include results that show Trump lost by a wider margin than the county’s official election results.https://t.co/AMs48E3pee
— azcentral (@azcentral) September 24, 2021
Late statement from Trump casts the Jan. 6 riot committee subpoenas as a distraction from the big Maricopa County audit report reveal Friday pic.twitter.com/ZCtF2C73wj
— Daniel Chaitin (@danielchaitin7) September 24, 2021
BREAKING: The Arizona sham audit found that Trump lost by MORE votes than initially tallied. President Biden actually gained 99 votes in the new count.
Please see below for our official response:
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) September 24, 2021
QAnon and pro-Trump forums are starting to get real nervous that the Arizona “audit” isn’t going to say what they hope it says. First time there’s ever been real doubt about this, since doubt is sometimes literally against the rules on these forums.
— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) September 24, 2021
When you wake up on Friday to learn that the shamtastic “Big Lie” audit of Arizona votes shows that Trump lost by MORE votes. pic.twitter.com/dgj4igDn4K
— Jonathan Capehart (@CapehartJ) September 24, 2021
JUST NOW: “No one has lost the state of Arizona more than Donald Trump.”
Draft report from Maricopa County “audit” finds Trump had even fewer votes than thought.pic.twitter.com/P1c0hINRnV
— John Berman (@JohnBerman) September 24, 2021