From the Wall Street Journal editorial board:
When are Republicans going to quit playing this game? On Friday Mr. Trump was set to Defcon 1, saying the audit found “incomprehensible Fraud at an Election Changing level,” and demanding that Arizona “immediately decertify their 2020 Presidential Election Results.” Is anyone surprised? This is what Mr. Trump does, regardless of the facts. Remember in 2016, when he said the results of the Iowa Caucus should be “nullified” based on “the fraud committed by Senator Ted Cruz ”?
The GOP should quit chasing him down rabbit holes. Mr. Trump lost last year by 74 electoral votes, so even flipping Arizona would have left him two states short. He can’t admit to his fans that he lost, since it would undermine his rally attendance, fundraising and teasers about 2024. Perhaps Mr. Trump can’t even admit to himself that he lost, and in his final days he’ll be raging on the heath about “ballot dumps.”
Maybe Steve Bannon will discuss this in his podcast? Ha! The Arizona ballot audit Trump demanded shows he lost the state by 360 more votes than originally reported, yet he still claims “fraud.” https://t.co/AEF1XRXTkW
— Charles Gasparino (@CGasparino) September 26, 2021